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Faith in Arts Institute: An Exploration of the Intersections of Art, Faith, and Spirit

October 13, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - October 16, 2021 @ 9:30 pm

Free – $60

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The Faith in Arts Institute, a multi-day festival in the heart of Asheville, NC, celebrates the work of artists and creatives who draw on spiritual or religious practices as an influence in their work and explores ways that arts have played a role in spirituality and religion. Through workshops, lectures, performances, and exhibitions, the Faith in Arts Institute engages attendees in contemplative and reflective practices while providing a welcoming space intended to evoke open and honest dialogue. Together, performers and presenters will join institute participants in thoughtful discussions, powerful performances, and evocative film screenings. Select events will be open to the general public.

The Faith in Arts Institute will be held at UNC Asheville, the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, and will be virtually accessible through Zoom. The institute itself will be small, limited to 40 participants. The workshops, contemplative practices, and small group conversations are for Institute participants only.

For the full schedule, including exclusive events for Faith in Arts registrants, please visit faithinarts.unca.edu/institute-events/

A limited number of Faith in Arts Institute passes are now on sale for $60 at faithinarts.unca.edu/ and blackmountaincollege.org/faith-in-arts/. Passholders will be admitted to all events including intimate workshops, contemplative practices, and small group conversations which will be limited to Institute participants only. Other events, as indicated, will be open to the public. Public events are free except where indicated.

Learn more about Faith in Arts Institute HERE

The Faith in Arts Institute is presented by UNC Asheville and Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center with support from the Center for Jewish Studies at UNC Asheville, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville, Warren Wilson College, a grant for the humanities from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Henry Luce Foundation as part of their Theology Responsive Grant program, the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, and Bob and Carol Deutsch.

Community Expectations

As members of this community, we care about everyone. Faculty, staff, students, and visitors have a shared commitment to take the necessary precautions to avoid spreading COVID-19 while following all recommended health guidelines. Please see UNC Asheville’s Community Expectations. Masks are required of all students, faculty, staff, and visitors.


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Visitor Parking

Visitors must have a permit to park on campus — please visit the Transportation website to register.



October 13, 2021 @ 7:30 pm
October 16, 2021 @ 9:30 pm
Free – $60


UNC Asheville
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center
Center for Jewish Studies