Flood Gallery Fine Art Center

Flood Mission

The Flood Gallery Fine Art Center is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to promoting the arts in Asheville through the exhibition of established and emerging artists from all over the world. Through artist-residency programs, public events and workshops, and educational activities, Flood Gallery seeks to make art a vital and important part of life in Asheville.

Flood Gallery Fine Art Center programming is made possible through the generous support of the Dan Lucas Memorial Fund of the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina.



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August 2019 Films

8pm Every Friday at the Flood Fine Art Center




Aug 9th ~ Twin Rivers Media Festival Kickoff: Feature Film (8pm as usual) 
Beautiful Jinn
Director: Bayram Fazli  (1 hr 21 min)  Iran
Yadollah, a 50 years old widower, who recently dismissed from the mental hospital, now works in the same mental hospital as a cleaner. Dilaram, a young and beautiful woman who is a rape victim, is hospitalised in that mental hospital. The story starts when Dilaram escapes from there and stalks Yadollah to his house. she hides herself in his house and Yadollah starts to think that he's hallucinating again and feels that his illness is coming back.

Aug 10th ~ 11am-6pm Twin Rivers Media Festival continues with award-winning animation, short drama and documentaries. Short Drama starts at 11am and Animation and Experimental at 2pm, Short Drama Continues at 3pm-5pm and Documentary from 5pm-6pm.

Aug 16th
Cries and Whispers
Director: Ingmar Bergman (Sweden 1972; 91 min).
This existential wail of a drama from Ingmar Bergman concerns two sisters, Karin (Ingrid Thulin) and Maria (Liv Ullmann), keeping vigil for a third, Agnes (Harriet Andersson), who is dying of cancer and can find solace only in the arms of a beatific servant (Kari Sylwan). A powerful depiction of human behavior in the face of death, positioned on the borders between reality and nightmare, tranquillity and terror.
August 23rd
La Chinoise
Director: Jean-Luc Godard (France, 1967; 96 min).
Paris, 1967. Five university students spend their summer vacation holed up in an apartment borrowed from a friend’s wealthy parents. They spend their time studying political texts, delivering lectures to each other, and discussing how they can apply the teachings of Mao Tse-tung to their own lives. After reading a series of texts advocating violence in the cause of revolution, the group agree to carry out a serious assignment.

August 30th
Band of Outsiders" 
Director: Jean-Luc Godard (France, 1964; 95 min) 
Two restless young men enlist the object of both of their fancies (Anna Karina) to help them commit a robbery—in her own home. This audacious and wildly entertaining French New Wave gem is at once sentimental and insouciant, effervescently romantic and melancholy, and it features some of Godard’s most memorable set pieces, including the headlong race through the Louvre and the unshakably cool Madison dance sequence.






AYA project facilitated by FLOOD GALLERY & FINE ARTS CENTER

AYM is a collaborative publication dedicated to the diverse, thought-provoking and creative expression of youth’s ideas, opinions and concerns.


Young people involved in this project will put together articles, photographs, interviews, and poetry. They will learn about editing, marketing and packaging their magazine.


A bi-monthly publication, each issue will address a theme and provide important space for the voices of young people to be heard.

Join AYM, the first ever magazine to be written, run , and published entirely by Asheville’s young people.


in the Library in the Phil Mechanic Studios Building in the River Arts District.

Visit www.aymproject.com and register for this event or call 828.687.8615 and provide us with your name and phone number for the workshop.




Concept Camp , a week-long spring break camp, provides valuable opportunities for local children to engage in philosophical inquiry through meaningful artistic endeavors.   Based upon the educational benefits of art and philosophy, Concept Camp encourages children by building their confidence to pose pertinent questions and think critically about their lives, the world, and where we are going in the future.

Concept Camp sessions will accommodate up to 20 children with two instructors, UNCA art and philosophy interns, and one visiting professional artist.   Each session will run for three hours, with breaks in the middle, and a time for reflection and discussion at the day's end.   Participating children will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of activities:   create individual and group art projects, watch educational films and documentaries, learn from guest speakers and artists, analyze short readings, and participate in introspective evaluations within group discussions.   Subsidized registration fees are $70 for the week with a limited number of fee waivers for underprivileged youth.   This incredible rate is funded, in part, by the Grassroots Arts Program Grant of the North Carolina Arts Council, a state agency, and the Asheville Area Arts Council.   Want to learn more or register for Concept Camp ? Please visit www.floodgallery.org or contact Jolene Mechanic, Executive Director of the Flood Gallery Fine Arts Center, at 828.254.2166 or director@floodgallery.org.


Currently, there are several artists who use studios located in the Flood Gallery and adjacent Pump Gallery. We see these artists as a vital part of the community and hope to encourage the production of art through providing studio space and continuing to exhibit local and nationally known artists.



In 2006, the Flood Gallery, in association with the Eliada Home, directed a 5 week crash course in filmmaking. The students, age 10 to 16, learned the basics of digital filmmaking and through the course of the summer, wrote, directed, starred in and produced a short film entitled, The Book. The film was submitted and accepted to the Asheville Film Festival as a non-juried piece and was shown to Audiences attending the events. Through this medium, the students learned to express themselves using the technology available in the form of film. The project was seen as a huge success and the Eliada Home has asked us to work with them more in the future bringing art to the students of the Eliada Home School and Center.

"At the end of the summer of 2006, the film, along with the Documentary of
the making of the film, was submitted to the Asheville Film Festival, and
was accepted and given a venue for its debut. The kids were able to see
themselves and their work on a 30ft. screen, with an audience of local
residents. They learned that summer, about working together toward a common
goal and realizing the benefits of the success that comes with teamwork."

For more info on The Eliada Home Film Project click here