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Dig Local Update 12/17/20 Tons of Local Art and Gifts, Taste of Black AVL, Vegan Xmas, Coat Drive, Santa and More...

Over 70,000 sq ft of Local Art and Gifts at Woolworth Walk - #digAVL Video 

A series on how local businesses are adjusting to the COVID-19 crisis

The Woolworth Walk is truly a unique Asheville experience; a privately and locally owned gallery in the heart of downtown, located in the historic Woolworth building and exclusively representing local artists. If you're looking for a way to spice up your gifts this holiday season, The Woolworth Walk has both practical and beautiful pieces perfect for anyone on your list. Also get the inside scoop about the new Woolworth Lofts, located right above the gallery and perfect for your next weekend getaway. 

See the video interview here!
While we've all had to adjust to the "new normal" (whatever that is), our local business owners and managers have their own stories to tell about how they've been affected and what they are doing during these unprecedented times. Dig Local is proud to interview some of the awesome folks who make Asheville, Asheville.
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Have Yourself a Swingin’ Little Christmas!

TIS THE SEASON TO BE SWINGIN! And Russ Wilson, his orchestra and all the gang will be doing just that on December 20th at the Isis Music Hall.

If you grew up with those Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Andy Williams & Perry Como Christmas shows like Russ did, then you are certainly going to enjoy this! Russ will be getting in the Christmas spirit with an evening of wonderful music. You’ll find yourself humming your favorite holiday tunes while tapping your feet to the swinging beat. But that’s not all! Along with Russ and the band will be Wendy Jones, Hank Bones, Nathan Hefner and Justin Ray to trim the musical Christmas tree.
Come enjoy an evening of live music, food and drinks at the Isis Music Hall. Reservations are highly recommended.

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Stories, Songs, and More
There are some stories that are just so good they need to be shared with an assembled audience. Local actor/comedian Tom Chalmers invites you to take part in what is quickly becoming one of Asheville’s most popular series, Listen to This. A storytelling format in the vein of “This American Life,” Listen to This is an evening hosted by Chalmers at Asheville Community Theater with stories and songs from some of Asheville’s most interesting writers, performers, and citizens. So join ACT on Thursday, December 17th via Zoom to tune into this amazing performance.
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Christmas Dinner, Made Easy
Let Twisted Laurel do the Christmas Cooking! They have main dishes like Sweet Tea Brined Turkey Breast and Cheerwine BBQ, sides like Southern Style Mac and Cheese and Crispy Brussels, down to pie. Just place your order by the 19th for pick-up on the 24th so all you have to do is reheat and enjoy.
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No-Fuss Vegan Lasagna at Home
An Italian Christmas Take-out Dinner like no other. Plant is featuring signature vegan or meatless options with their signature lasagna, salad, spiked blondies, and even a bottle of wine for two. Order this delectable deal by phone, 828-258-7500, now through Saturday, 12/19 and pick up on 12/23!
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Sustainable Gifts, Wrapping, and Delivery
Looking for your next sustainably concious gift for anyone on your list? Look no further because Ware has it all. Ware is even teaming up with the local bicycle-powered delivery service, Flashcat Courrier Co., to offer local, carbon-neutral delivery for any Ware order. Next-day delivery extends the window for on-time online holiday shopping until Dec. 23rd! Don't forget to select the recycled/recyclable/reused/biodegradable gift wrapping option to cross another thing off your holiday to-do list. 
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Fresh Produce and Local Art
The North Asheville Tailgate Market presents its 18th annual Holiday Bazaar with winter hours 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday mornings until Dec. 19 in parking lot P28 at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. This tailgate market features handmade gifts, fresh produce, and live music to keep your mind and body nourished. 
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Taste of Black AVL Holiday Edition
YMI Cultural Center is hosting the last "Taste of Black AVL: Holiday Drive-Thru“ of the year! This will take place on December 18th from 3:00 - 7:00 PM at the YMI. Featuring a Holiday Menu of Medium done Steak w/ Loaded Potatoes + 2 Rolls & Side Salad w/ a Choice of Pound Cake or Red Velvet Cake or Creamy Chicken & Shrimp Parmesan Fettuccine + Side Salad w/ a Choice of Pound Cake or Red Velvet cake SHRIMP OR CHICKEN OPTIONAL All $20! With the Vegan Option of: Vegan Pot Roast + Mixed Vegetables + Brown & White Rice W/Fruit Bowl $15. For a Pre-Order Call YMI Cultural Center!
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Meet Santa Safely
Go Mini’s is excited to announce its first installment of the #OnTheGoMini event series with a COVID-friendly Meet & Greet Santa and Coat Drive. Go Mini has built Asheville’s first COVID-safe “Santa Shell” out of Go Mini’s mobile storage units. And for 4 days only, guests are welcome to bring their families (or friendly critters) to safely meet Santa behind a cozy glass wall. All photography proceeds will be benefiting Asheville Strong: a nonprofit organization that supports local small businesses with online and crisis relief funding. Go Mini’s will also be hosting an Eblen Charities winter coat drive to keep our Asheville population warm. Bring a coat to donate and get a discount on a professional photo with Santa as well. 
The event will be taking place outdoors, with masks and social distancing protocols enforced at all times, and hand sanitizer stations available.

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Cheers friends! MASK UP, practice social distancing, and TIP WELL.
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