fringe 2020 is coming!

Applications are now closed for the 2020 Asheville Fringe Arts Festival.
Check back soon for a full schedule of events.

2020 is the 18th year of the Asheville Fringe Arts Festival.
Visit the gallery to see photos from years past.

Asheville Fringe Society

The Asheville Fringe Society (AFS) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to producing innovative, boundary-pushing work in Asheville, North Carolina. AFS produces the annual Asheville Fringe Arts Festival in January, as well as individual artist-driven projects throughout the year.


The Asheville Fringe Society is dedicated to cultivating strange and wonderful work that lies outside the mainstream. The Asheville Fringe Arts Festival provides artists with opportunities to explore the edges of their work, to collaborate across genres and to bring new and innovative performances to culturally adventurous audiences. Our continual goal is to curate experiences that expand the minds and hearts of our audiences and to be inclusive of artists who work within a myriad of genres, styles, and forms to create truly unique and original pieces in our community.

Board Members

Jim Julien, Jocelyn Reese, Katie Jones, Erinn Hartley, Jennifer Murphy and Jennifer Bennett.


Reach Out

During the festival, Fringe Central is located at Lazoom Room: 76 Biltmore Ave, Asheville NC

[email protected]