Fall lineup announced for Pack Square Plaza’s “Art in the Heart”

Here’s what you can expect to see at this public art showcase — from film screenings to photo exhibits to light shows — over the next two months.

Pack Square Park in Asheville, NC.

Pack Square Park is located in downtown Asheville.

Photo by Camille Nevarez-Hernandez

Starting this month — and through early 2023 — Pack Square Plaza will come alive with performances, film screenings, photo exhibits + other temporary public art installations as part of the City of Asheville + Buncombe County’s Art in the Heart program.

Now that the lineup has been announced for the next two months, let’s take a look at the highlight reel:


Leah and the Rabbit: A Puppet Show

  • Sat., Sept. 10, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • This puppet show will highlight the story of Leah Erwin, one of 27 known enslaved people owned by and living with the Vance family.

Our Careful Tending

  • Sat., Oct. 15, 3-6 p.m.
  • This roaming performance will include three people wearing black robes + large paper masks, who will read poetic words of healing.


The Faces of Change

  • Sat., Sept. 10-Sat., Sept. 17
  • This photography exhibit will feature large, weatherproof images by youth artists, along with a 3×5 ft. collage. There will also be a special screening of a digital short film created by filmmaker and student Cielo Vera on Sat., Sept. 10 at 7 p.m.

Room in the Sky

  • Sat., Sept. 17-Sun., Oct. 30
  • This sculpture installation will include 12 solid-colored, nylon flags plus another healing-focused statue in the heart of Pack Square Plaza.

Haus of Hues

  • Sun., Sept. 18-Fri., Sept. 30
  • This temporary art installation will work with the park’s natural features to create an atmosphere that celebrates all colors of the spectrum with prisms, mirrors, and multicolored lights.
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