If you’re looking for edgy and eccentric during your next stay at our Asheville resort cabins, check out the Asheville Fringe Arts Festival.
This annual festival, which is held at different venues throughout the city, returns Jan. 23-26 to Asheville.
The weekend showcase focuses primarily on performance art and promises not to censor, which attracts some of the wildest and avant garde artists in the mountains. Nationwide, the festival is also held in other cities and has attracted a loyal following among those looking for original and modern performance art.
Festival goers can purchase a Fringe Freak Pass for $50, which allows access to every show and venue, or can purchase individual tickets for separate events at $12 each.
Here is a list of participating venues with this year’s schedule:
The Bebe Theatre, 20 Commerce Street Fringe Dance Showcase, featuring Kathy Leiner, Keith Campbell, Bonnie Freestone, Claire Dima and Laura Chiramonte: January 23 & 25 at 7 p.m. Wham! Bam Puppet Slam: January 24 at 7 p.m. & January 26 at 4 p.m. Rope Burn by Anam Cara: January 23 & 25 at 9 p.m. The Bog by Julian Vorus: January 24 at 9 p.m. & January 26 at 6 p.m.
Boarding at Coxe & Commerce Ave. The LaZoom Bus Fringe Tour: January 23, 24, & 25 at 7 p.m. A weird & wacky tour, hosted by Andrew Benjamin, including work by Sarah Barnard, Lindesy Kelley, Jenni Cockrell, Julie Gillum, Amy Hamilton and Caroline Williford.
At The Odditorium, 1045 Haywood Road The Man with the Birdcage on His Head with Steve Samuels: January 23 & 25 at 7 p.m. The Tiny Wonder Alphabet Show! with Valerie Meiss and Ian Moore: January 24 at 7 p.m. & January 26 at 4 p.m. Fat Reserves by Deborah Harbin & Don’t Trust Anyone under 30 by Sarah Wharton: January 23 & 25 at 9 p.m. Gonzo: A Brutal Chrysalis by James Cartee: January 24 at 9 p.m. & January 26 at 6 p.m.
At The Mothlight, 701 Haywood Road Fringe Features by Interweave & Amanda Levesque & Consuming Need by Bromelia Aerial Arts: January 23 & 25 at 7 p.m. Table 6 by Different Strokes Theatre Co.: January 23 & 25 at 9 p.m.