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Art in Bloom

July 8, 9, & 10 2021

This year marks our 15th Annual Art in Bloom, a community-wide fundraiser celebrating nature and art. This multi-faceted event combines two gallery exhibits, live floral arrangements, local garden tours featuring working artists, and floral-inspired workshops. Click the link below for a full schedule of events!

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Priced Babies

Improv Comedy

Friday, June 18th

Saturday, June 19th


We are excited to host the Asheville-based improv comedy troupe, Reasonably Priced Babies again! This will be our first in-person indoor performance since the start of the pandemic. 


Get ready to be a part of the experience because this show will push the envelope of ridiculous fun.

We are limiting capacity to 50% of our normal capacity. Seating is general admission and first come first served. Doors open at 6:30pm. We will be following the most up to date local, state, and national guidelines for mask wearing so please come prepared with a mask. Performers will be performing unmasked (all performers are vaccinated).

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Pickin' on

the Porch

Fridays 5-6:30

We are excited to announce a new series of free concerts we’re calling Pickin’ on the Porch. Each month May - October, BMCA will host a Pickin’ show behind our building from 5:00 - 6:30. Our first show on May 21st, will open with our own Junior Appalachian Musicians followed by local musician Cary Fridley.

Bring your blanket or chair and join us for a much anticipated evening of local music. Other Pickin’ performances this summer will include:

June 4 • Mountain Friends Trio
July 2 • The Intentional String Band
August 13 • Laura Boswell
September 10 • The Intentional String Band
October 15 • The Intentional String Band

Annual Events

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for the Arts

Date TBA

Live music, food, drinks, dancing, and an amazing auction featuring items donated from local businesses and organizations.

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Art in Bloom

July 2021

The Black Mountain Center for the Arts has held Art in Bloom for 14 consecutive years (take that, COVID-19!). This is a two-month long event that features 2 gallery exhibits, a gala, a local garden tour, a 2-day  live floral arrangement exhibit, and live plein air painters in local gardens.