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Story Parlor celebrates two years as a sanctuary for the arts

The creative space is a home for partners like Asheville Fringe Arts Festival, Bilingual Birdies, The Campfireball, and many more.

Exterior of the Story Parlor building with the Memory Quilt event on the marquee

Story Parlor uplifts art for the community, by the community.

Photo via Story Parlor

300+. That’s how many events and workshops Story Parlor, the multidisciplinary arts space, has hosted since its work began in 2022.

“Opening our doors two years ago was the culmination of almost 15 years of planning, iterating, failing, and trying again,” Founder and Artistic Director Erin Hallagan Clare shared in a press release. “The space is a testament to not giving up on your dreams, and as such, we strive to be a place for others to shepherd their own creative dreams to fruition.”

To mark this momentous occasion, Story Parlor is inviting you to share your stories at its two-year anniversary celebration this Saturday, April 27 at 7 p.m. After some scheduled comedy and performance acts, the stage will open up for you to share a five-minute piece (a song, poem, story — whatever floats your boat) around the theme “toasts, traditions, and trips around the sun.” RSVP to attend.

Here’s to many more years of exploring storytelling through art in this community-driven space.

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