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Art Affair 2014

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

One Night in New Orleans is gha-rawn-teed to inspire a veritable parade of rolling good times.
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2013 Dig the Du Sponsors

We did it!

Thanks to everyone who came out to Sky Valley Farms to support OpenDoors at this year’s Dig the Du!  Pictures are available here:            

OpenDoors featured in Asheville Citizen-Times

In the beginning, there was great suspicion and mistrust as residents of the Hillcrest public housing complex observed the white, suburban soccer moms dropping off a young black boy after practice with their own sons, the sounds of high-fives and laughter floating from the minivans as the friends said their goodbyes.

Executive Director Jen Ramming featured as WLOS “Person of the Week”

She began as a volunteer in her sons third grade classroom. But what our Person of the Week experienced, inspired her to go much further than third grade. She created OpenDoors, and it’s opening hearts and minds…

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OpenDoors referenced in WNC Parent Magazine

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OpenDoors Event Helps Children in Need

It’s only four years old but it’s already one of the most popular fund-raising events in the area. At 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 23, a growing crowd of supporters will gather for the OpenDoors of Asheville Art Affair at The Venue, 21 N. Market Street, for a “Paris of the South” themed evening to help raise money for children living in poverty. There will be fine art, gourmet food, wine, beer, and lots of great entertainment. Read the full article on the Laurel of Asheville.

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Artwork for “The Art Affair 2013” is starting to arrive, and we can’t wait to show it to you!
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Art Trunkfield and Navante Johnson

Lisa Whittenburg, mother to Jyquwan Boyd, 21, Navante Johnson, 12 and Jaheim and Cynthia, both fourth graders, sees her relationship with OpenDoors as a joint effort. “OpenDoors is helping me break the poverty chain for my kids so they have hope for a better future […] Read more »