The Salvage Station

Saturday, March 31st, 2018
12:00 - 6:00 pm

Free Event

Bring your families for a day of fun and learning about the arts and science!

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The Asheville Arts and Science Festival is FREE and offers something for everyone!


Live music:

Pierce Edens: Local favorite rock & roll/Americana duo.

UNCA X-Tet: University of NC Asheville student/faculty modern jazz group.

DJ Chrome C: Funk and Soul with a healthy dose of scrathcing and mixing on the turntables.

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Renowned puppeteer: Hobey Ford to perform his award winning show “Animalia” at 2pm.

Kids Tent: face painting, crafts, activities.

Featured Lectures and Presentations: to be announced.

Woodson Branch Nature School:
Students presenting science projects that they have worked on this year.

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  • Virtual Reality by Better Than Unicorns
  • GeoDome Globe from The Elumenati
  • Asheville Science Museum
  • Asheville Astronomy Club
  • Insect Expo
  • Mountain Valleys Resource Conservation & Development
  • Woodson Branch Nature School
  • Birds for Books
  • Wildscape
  • Zaniac Learning
  • Jackie Rubino
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Check us out on NPR!

Blue Ridge Public Radio’s Helen Chickering interviewed festival organizer Jason York.
Listen to the interview by clicking the link above.

Mission Statement

“The Asheville Arts & Science Festival is an opportunity for citizens of all ages to interact with artists and scientists in our community. This festival is designed to showcase the connections between art and science as well as demystify the day to day practice of these disciplines.”

Purchase raffle tickets to support the Asheville Arts and Science Festival

Purchase $5 Raffle Tickets to Support this Non-Profit Event.

Drawings will be held multiple times throughout the day, and winners do not need to be present at the time of the drawing.

Raffle prizes include:

A pair of Orion UltraView Wide-Angle 7x50 Binoculars, a pair of Malachite stone Caddisfly Case Earrings with Wings, in gold filled findings, framed art titled "Doodle 18", by artist Tom Cornish, one Group Day Pass (up to six people) to the Asheville Museum of Science, and a set of 4 AMOS Pint Glasses, A Bluff Mountain Outfitters - Miniworks EX Microfilter (water filter).

Check back as we add more items to the raffle.       

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