Throughout the day we'll giving mad props to the local businesses and non-profits that have helped make the Asheville Blog Awards happen. We're so grateful for their contributions to this annual event.
Arts2PeopleIf you've ever seen the cool "Live As Art" bumper stickers, you've seen the influence of Arts2People on our local art and music scene.
Arts2People is a non-profit social service organization devoted to promoting the role of the arts as an integral part of our culture by serving the entire community through arts outreach, bringing the arts to those in need of the healing power of art, supporting the careers of artists, and through community cultural development.
Our major projects include the Lexington Ave Arts and Fun Festival (LAAFF), the Asheville Mural Project (AMP) and The REACH educational programming. For more information, please visit our website at www.Arts2People.org
1. We believe everyone should have access to the transformational power of creative expression. We offer classes to the general public on a sliding scale, and provide arts-in-education opportunities to underprivileged populations.
2. We see a need for local career artists, musicians and craftspeople to learn more about marketing themselves and networking with others in their field. We offer a variety of showcasing, networking, and mentoring opportunities for these professionals to increase their ability to be financially self-sufficient.
3. Lastly, we are committed to strengthening the reputation Asheville has as a haven for the arts. We want to make the arts so firmly established here that the future growth of Asheville will not weaken our identity as an artistic community.