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 children and strengthen our community.
Proceeds from Art Affair, our biggest fundraiser, directly supports students in our mission to break the cycle of poverty. OpenDoors programming includes after-school tutoring, best-fit schools, sports and the arts, teacher trainings, summer academics and more. “The OpenDoors individualized approach to serving the children in our community is real,” explains Event Chair, Dosty Quarrier. “This organization serves many Asheville families struggling to break the very complex and complicated cycle of social, economic, and educational hardship. Please join us for this fun and extraordinary evening to help support positive outcomes for local youth.” Working in partnership with over 20 local restaurants, 75 artists, 25 sponsors, The Art Affair draws 350+ prominent, diverse, and community-minded guests in one elegant evening to educate, elevate and celebrate.