WNCA & Asheville Affiliates host ‘A Night in the Forest’ party at The Lift Studios (Buy Tickets Here!)

ASHEVILLE – The Western North Carolina Alliance invites the community to celebrate 30 years of protecting our mountains, forests, and rivers at “A Night in the Forest” from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 11.

Hosted by the Asheville Affiliates, which selected WNCA from a pool of more than 30 applicants, the celebration will be at the beautiful Lift Studios in the River Arts District, and will feature food, drinks, live music – and fun!

The Asheville Affiliates have held parties to support Asheville’s non-profit community for more than 10 years, honoring their mission to host “Parties with a Purpose!”

WNCA is the region’s oldest grassroots environmental non-profit. Utilizing a combination of advocacy, scientific research, and community collaboration, WNCA and its chapters and partners throughout Western North Carolina work to protect the natural heritage of our region so that people and the environment can thrive.

“A Night in the Forest” will celebrate 30 years of WNCA’s efforts, which have led to the end of clear-cutting in our national forests, the passage of the landmark Clean Smokestacks Act, the opening of the French Broad River Paddle Trail℠, and the recent launch of the “Asheville Beyond Coal” campaign, among many more success stories and ongoing efforts.


The event will feature live music by local musicians, hors d’oeuvres by Colorful Palate Catering, beer from Catawba Valley Brewing, wine from Skyland Distributing, and some extra-special limited cocktails.


The Lift, our venue for the evening, features unique and colorful artwork by local artist Daniel McClendon, and is a beautiful mix of old-world industrial and chic contemporary located in a 105-year-old historical building.

Tickets are $25 in advance by clicking HERE, or $30 at the door.

We are very grateful to our sponsors!

Gold Sponsors:

Clear Channel

Mountain Housing

Catawba Valley Brewing Company

Alamos Wine

Star 104.3

Colorful Palate Catering 

Silver Sponsors:

Earthfare Grocery

Mother Earth Produce

Moutain Produce

West End Bakery

Foothills Family Farm Sausage

Hickory Nut Gap

Raffle Sponsors:


Appalachian Vacation Cabins

Roux- Hilton Restaurant

Jeff Rich Photography

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

Festiva Resorts – Banner Elk Package

Lulu Lemon

Chi Running

Green Bee Cleaning

Black Dome

Outward Bound

Ananda Saloon

Huck Finn Rafting

Organic Mechanic

WNC Nature Center

Diamond Brand

Sierra Nevada

Long Man Festival

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