Ayana Dusenberry

Latest posts from Ayana Dusenberry

  • Tocadores de Marimba; Antigua, Guatemala. Source: Alfredobi, Wikimedia Commons

    Journey Through Latin America : Fundraiser for the Future

    LEAF International and musician David LaMotte collaborate on a special evening of music, dance, culture and more this Sunday, October 15th, in Black Mountain.
  • Who is Behind the Petition to Un-Chain Downtown?

    Upon finding out about yet another chain store opening in downtown Asheville, local business owner Rebecca Hecht started a petition back in July that would get impressive media attention and is closing in on 5000 votes.
  • Asheville Grit Celebrates its 1st Anniversary

    Last Thursday Mother Nature came through with a beautiful evening as we celebrated a great year of Asheville Grit with fabulous people, food, music, and drinks at one of the coolest new spots in town - the Smoky Park Supper Club. Asheville sure knows how to party.
  • 474 Gallery Group Show Opens May 8th

    474 Gallery on Haywood Road in West Asheville is having its first group show throughout May with an opening reception on Friday, May 8th featuring local artists ranging in mediums from pop realism, to abstraction, to fabric arts.
  • One of the Oldest Bars in Asheville You've Probably Never Heard Of

    Right on the corner of Craven Street and Haywood Road is a pretty non-descriptish, light blue and white building you might know well, or, not at all. It’s the Burger Bar and many consider it to be The Oldest Bar in Asheville. And no, they don’t serve burgers.
  • Tickets On Sale for the 6th Annual {Re}HAPPENING

    The 6th annual {Re}HAPPENING takes place on Saturday, April 4th from 3pm to 10pm on the grounds of the former Black Mountain College at Lake Eden and tickets are now on sale. This unique, multimedia, truly experiential event is a must for any art lover.
  • Help Asheville Filmmakers Win National Competition

    A few guys who have been participants (and winners) in the Asheville 48 Hour Film Project were asked to participate in a national competition where the goal is to highlight your town.
  • Turning Asheville Teal for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

    September is officially Ovarian Cancer Awareness month and I bet you didn't know its official color is teal. I'm also betting you really haven't heard much about ovarian cancer at all.
  • Party Ain't a Party Until Sister Bad Habit Shows Up

    Asheville Grit had a small gathering Tuesday night as a thank you to all of our talented bloggers and loyal supporters. We ate, we drank, we celebrated. And it was a lot of fun.
  • 5 Questions with DIG Festival Founder Justin Ferraby

    With DIG making it's return the weekend of August 22-23 after a brief hiatus, I asked the festival's founder, Justin Ferraby, a few questions about himself, his many hats, and what we can expect from the event this year.
  • Kelly Denson on Burger Battling + Living the Lush Life

    I asked Asheville producer, promoter, and publictist Kelly Denson about what inspires her, the upcoming WNC Battle of the Burger, and what's next.
  • What a Warm Welcome.

    Last evening, Asheville Grit went live and had its launch party on the rooftop deck of downtown Asheville's Social Lounge, and it truly could not have been a lovelier night.
  • Let's Get This Party Started

    I went to school for Art History and dreamed of become a curator. I've also dreamt of being Anna Wintour, but that's for another post...