August 4, 6:00pm - 10:00pm EDT.
About the speaker
A community dinner party for social good!
In celebration of CreativeMornings Asheville’s second birthday, we have partnered with Campaign for Southern Equality and Date My City to convene diverse expressions of our community around a common dinner table to break bread, learn from one-another and catalyze creative community projects, ideas and new relationships.
Forge–Ahead is made possible through the generous financial support of Presenting Sponsor UNC Asheville, Buchi Kombucha, Center for Craft, Mountain BizWorks, Saraz Handpans, Embellish Asheville, Herbiary, and Mojo Foundation.
We are asking for a minimum suggested donation of $25 to enable us to cover the cost of food and entertainment. Any generosity above $25 will go to keep our monthly CreativeMornings events caffeinated, well-fed, and free! Thank you for your support and engagement.
Additional event partners include:
Honeysuckle & Hive
Dewey Property Advisors
French Broad Chocolates
Foothills Local Meats
Gan Shan Station
Smiling Hara Tempeh
Better Than Unicorns
The Bright Angle
Emily Bradley Photography
Leah Middleton Photography
Crazy Green Studios
Arts for Life
Oak & Grist Distilling Company
As the only dedicated liberal arts institution in the University of North Carolina system, UNC Asheville kindles learning by offering students an intellectually rigorous education that builds critical thinking and workforce skills to last a lifetime. Small class size, award-winning faculty and a nationally acclaimed undergraduate research program foster innovation as well as recognition.
Date My City is a catalyst and engine of cultural regeneration in black and brown communities in Asheville, NC, building viable and sustainable social, political and economic power! Our focus is on creating vibrant, convivial experiences that also educate, inspiring self-directed action and a collective cultural revolution.
Founded in 1996, the Center for Craft (formerly The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design) is the leading organization in the United States identifying and convening craft makers, curators, and researchers, and matching them with resources, tools, and networks to advance their careers. Over the years, the Center has become a vital community resource, serving thousands of visitors annually. As a national 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the field of craft, the Center administers more than $300,000 in grants to those working in the craft field. www.centerforcraft.org.
Buchi is a community centered, women founded and 15% worker-owned business continuing the ancient folk tradition of brewing kombucha, a living, probiotic rich, all-natural beverage. We started brewing kombucha so our families would have a healthy alternative to high fructose corn syrup beverages and caffeine laden energy drinks.
Our story begins in the heart of the world’s oldest mountain chain, where we found each other in the most serendipitous way. After years of home brewing kombucha individually, we met through our children’s home school co-op and we soon discovered we each separately brewed an almost identical tasting kombucha. We teamed up and after a year of experimentation and research, with kids at play and baby on back…Buchi was born!
Mountain BizWorks envisions a thriving Western North Carolina in which small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs have access to the resources needed to make their dreams a reality—a region where collaboration, creativity, innovation, and investment generate opportunity and prosperity for all.
Celebrating and supporting indie designers and makers from Asheville, the southeast and beyond. Firm in our belief that a gift shouldn’t have to cost hundreds of dollars to be special and unique or come from a big box store to be affordable.
Hand crafted with tens of thousands of hammer strikes to every piece of steel, each Saraz Handpan Drum is a unique, harmonically aligned vessel of resonant sound constructed with love and a passion for the highest professional quality possible.
Modern apothecary offering organic dried medicinal herbs and essential oils, tinctures, books, local products, herbal medicine making supplies, & more.