OpenDoors of Asheville connects local children living in multi-generational poverty with an active, individualized network of support and Opportunities for education and enrichment. At OpenDoors, we invest in kids who live in poverty so they will learn to invest in themselves and in the end, break the cycle of poverty for themselves and for our community. Get involved.
Thanks to our incredibly supportive and eager donating artist community, we are excited to reveal the 2017 Art pieces, showcasing top local artists in both Live and Silent Auctions. In the next few weeks our selections for Live Auction will be juried by a carefully selected art committee. Stay tuned and keep checking back for more updates! CLICK HERE […]
Funny, approachable, and flannel-wearing; Spencer Herr has donated to OpenDoors’ Art Affair for the last 7 years. This year he will certainly not disappoint. Visit his studio and you will hear the backstories of all the painting around you. “Shelter V,” an acrylic, graphite and airbrush piece, could serve as an unexpected reminder of the […]
Life is our medium; education, enrichment and advocacy are our palette; and this vibrant city is our community canvas. Join us at the newly revitalized Foundation, the fabulous new Wedge Brewery and 12 Bones location. This gala event celebrates artistic Asheville with a vibrant palette of art, entertainment and an exquisite opportunity to invest in […]
Five simple words. What do they mean to you? To a kid growing up in multigenerational poverty, these words can mean the world. Please help us educate, elevate and celebrate in the New Year! With ACCESS to resources, students who are not thriving at school can get academic support they need to grow and become […]
I know a woman named Theresa. She lives much closer to you than you think. She’s a hometown girl and she attended, but never graduated from Asheville High. She struggled with home issues and told me that she never saw many people from her neighborhood succeed. She says she didn’t have the confidence or encouragement […]