Grand opening: The Refinery Creator Space

Last night, the Asheville Area Arts Council presented The Refinery Creator Space grand opening. The 15,000-square-foot industrial building is home to resident artists as well as non-profits, in an effort to promote collaboration, cooperation and growth. The evening’s events included art exhibits, open studio strolls, live music by The BeaTeam, a performance by The Djembeso LEAF Schools & Streets Group, guest speakers, a poetry reading and a wet paint exhibit.

The Refinery Creator Space is located at 207 Coxe Ave. Its hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.