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‘The Venue’ Celebrates with Open House, July 20th

Friday, July 10th, 2009

The Venue

Asheville’s newest event facility, The Venue, will host an open house on July 20th. Venue staff will be giving tours of the new 13,000 sq space from 4:00 PM-9:00PM and appetizers will be provided.

The Venue is located at 21 North Market Street in downtown Asheville and has three unique sections. Each section has private entrances – The Market Street level, the Mezzanine and The Second floor with a beautiful balcony area overlooking the mountains of Asheville.

Having the characteristic French cottage setting of exposed brick walls, barn ceilings, and vintage tile floors, "The Venue" offers a warm and relaxed atmosphere with a touch of uniqueness and elegance that will make any event an exceptional experience for guest as well as the host.

"The Venue" offers a variety of services, from rental of china, in-house floral designers to catering services. However, the client has the flexibility to select vendors of their choice.

To learn more about the Venue, visit them on the web at www.thevenueasheville.biz or by calling 828-252-1101.

NC Arboretum to Host Annual Daylily Show and Sale

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Day Lily

ASHEVILLE, NC – The Western North Carolina Daylily Club will host its annual Daylily Show and Sale at The North Carolina Arboretum on Saturday, June 27, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Held in the Education Center, the show will display some of the best varieties of more than 46,000 registered daylilies.

The event will feature many outstanding daylily hybrids and cultivars of Western North Carolina. This is a must-see for daylily enthusiasts. Club members will also provide information on care and cultivation of daylilies, and plants will be available for purchase.

Other events and activities at the Arboretum on June 27 include:

"H. Douglas Pratt and John C. Sill’s BIRDS: The Science of Illustration." In conjunction with The North Carolina Arboretum’s celebration as an official part of the NC Birding Trail, this exhibit explores how art and science work together in Pratt and Sill’s artistic illustrations of birds. Located at the Baker Exhibit Center, additional features include:

  • A bird nest collection, containing nests and egg replicas of local songbirds.
  • An interactive bird song display.
  • A habitat match-up interactive mural designed to teach concepts of animal needs and the distinct habitats of local birds in habitats that occur in WNC.
  • An illustration table with sketch paper, pencils, erasers and colored pencils.
  • Forest Trails Walk at 1 p.m. ~ Guided tour of Arboretum trails and natural environment.

All activities, including the Daylily Show and Sale, are free for Arboretum Society members or with the standard parking fee of $6 per personal motor vehicle. Visitors are encouraged to explore the Arboretum’s kaleidoscope of summer blooms, 65 acres of cultivated gardens, 10 miles of hiking and biking trails, engaging exhibits, and bountiful opportunities to connect with nature.

For information, call 828.665.2492 or visit www.ncarboretum.org.

North Carolina Arboretum Hosts Two-Day Floral Exhibit with Ikebana Club

Friday, March 6th, 2009

ASHEVILLE, NC – The North Carolina Arboretum proudly hosts a special two-day floral exhibit by the Ikebana International Asheville Chapter, in celebration of a visit by internationally acclaimed Ikebana experts Akihiro and Naohiro Kasuya.

The Ikebana International Asheville Chapter will install a special Ikebana exhibit, transforming the lobby of the Arboretum’s Baker Exhibit Center. The exhibit is open to the public from April 18 through April 19 and is free for members or with the Arboretum’s parking fee – only $6 per personal vehicle.

The installation celebrates an exclusive visit by the Kasuyas and "will help create a stronger awareness of the connection between local ikebana artists and the Japanese leaders and trendsetters in the ever-changing practice of modern ikebana, which is grounded in traditional Japanese culture," said Terri Todd, immediate past president of the Asheville Chapter of Ikebana International and chair of the Ichiyo event at the Arboretum.

"The Ikebana exhibit at The Baker Exhibit Center provides the public with a chance to explore the beauty of this art form and see how a space is transformed by a flower’s expression," said The Arboretum’s Director of Education Julie Vidotto.
For more information, call 828-665-2492, Ext. 317.

The mission of The North Carolina Arboretum is to cultivate connections between people and plants. www.ncarboretum.org