The Cake Shop is so excited to welcome our new neighbors, the Anam Cara Theatre Collective, to the neigborhood! In just the past week or so, we’ve watched the hardworking women of the collective move, paint, clean, and shine up the former Beach Bingo space just a couple of doors down the hill from us, as they prepare for their February 5th (this saturday) Grand Opening!

The space is awesome, with the front end being occupied by a small and adorable local art/craft consignment area, the middle area consisting of a stage/showspace, and the back area housing rent-able studio space, a small kitchen, and the bathroom. I’m so excited to see what can happen with such a welcoming space for creative work and celebration, and to see all the awesome performance art that can thrive with a space to showcase it.

Saturday’s Grand Opening starts at 7:30, with free admission, Live Music by Nikki Talley, refreshments, and door prizes! (and afterwards, you can go see Hooray for the Riffraff at the Get Down). From their flyer: “Come see what Asheville’s newest indie theatre company is all about! We are joining forces (performers, musicians and artists alike) to create the ultimate creative space on Haywood Road! Interested in selling YOUR creative, crafty wares at our shoppe? Looking to volunteer or want to get involved in the arts? Need a space for YOUR class or workshop? Shoot us a line or give us a call! We’d love to have YOU be a part of it all!”


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