GRINDfest is Asheville’s celebration of Black Business and Entrepreneurship. It highlights the business acumen and contributions of Black people. We invite everyone to celebrate with a weekend of fun, food, learning, and connection.
Juneteenth is the time where we celebrate the timeframe where slavery was abolished. It took time for the word to spread so it is recognized as Juneteenth.
Our commissioners just declared Juneteenth a Holiday in Buncombe county, the time that slavery was abolished. We know that the effects of slavery and white supremacy still torment our communities, but we have determined to celebrate the life and progress of the Black people in Asheville.
In Solidarity, an exhibition by Pink Dog Creative artists and associated friends, seeks to speak to the violence, fear and grief caused by centuries of injustice to Black people and to celebrate the many contributions made by people of African descent to the culture of this country and the world. In Solidarity is now on view in the Pink Dog Gallery, 348 Depot Street, as well as online.
Up to 100% from the sale of art from this exhibition will go to the following charities whose mission is justice and equity, Black Lives Matter, BeLoved, and the Equal Justice Initiative. Pink Dog Creative will match all donations from sales from this exhibition. As of this date, sales from In Solidarity have raised $12,170 for charities.
Sarah Faulkner‘s “American Heartbreak” painting is for sale for $180, 12″ x 12″ x 1.5″ original beeswax and acrylic
painting, reproductions available. All proceeds from the sale of this painting and reproductions, there after, will be donated
to M4BL. Contact Sarah to purchase or for more information.