Asheville Area Arts Council
Asheville, North Carolina
The Asheville Area Arts Council is one of the oldest arts councils in the country. Formed from a working committee of the Junior League, the Civic Arts Council (CAC) was incorporated in 1952. In 2000 the CAC became the Asheville Area Arts Council. The AAAC values sustainability, collaboration, innovation and the transformative power of the arts. We believe the arts are the foundation for a sustainable, prosperous, diverse community and critical to the future success of Asheville and Buncombe County. In 2016, the AAAC partnered with developers to create an innovative production facility called The Refinery Creator Space in a 15,000 square foot industrial building in the South Slope. The Refinery Creator Space is a multifunctional space made up of 10 individual artist studios and 5 organizations. Within the space, the AAAC hosts grant info sessions, Artist Business Brainstorms, and has two galleries where local artists can exhibit their work.