Sunday, June 27th through Thursday, July 1st, 2010.
Crowne Plaza Resort
Asheville, North Carolina
Join us for the 27th Annual IASD Conference
The ThemeThere is an energy in the Western North Carolina mountains. It’s an ancient energy – these are the oldest mountains in the world. It’s a creative energy – this area is rich in arts and crafts. It’s a uniting energy – where Scottish settlers lived alongside neighboring Cherokee tribes. It’s an energy that inspires fresh insight. In 2010, dreamers from all over the world will gather together in these mountains, uniting the creative energies of our dream community with the ancient energies of the mountains. Join us as we bring dreams to the community and community to the dream.
The Crowne Plaza Resort is a serene retreat located on 125 rolling acres overlooking downtown Asheville, nestled against the majestic backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Crowne Plaza is a full-service resort with an 18-hole par 70 regulation golf course, four outdoor clay tennis courts, a heated outdoor swimming pool, an on-site fitness room, spacious guest rooms, 30 deluxe vacation villas, with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access. The Crowne Plaza is just 15 miles from the Asheville Regional Airport, with direct flights to and from the Atlanta, Charlotte, and Chicago International airports. Shuttle service is available between the Crowne Plaza and the Asheville airport.
When you are not dreaming, enjoy Western North Carolina’s award-winning hiking trails, world-class mountain biking trails, and whitewater rafting and kayaking. Visit some of the many local potters, weavers, painters, and other artists and craftspeople who flourish in these mountains. Explore The Great Smoky Mountain National Park and Historic Downtown Asheville, home to the famous 250-room Biltmore House, America’s largest home. Walk through novelist Thomas Wolfe’s boyhood home, the setting for his 1929 novel “Look Homeward Angel.” Visit the Oconaluftee Indian Village in nearby Cherokee, and be transported back to 1759 to witness the challenges of Cherokee life at a time of rapid cultural change. Asheville promises to offer an experience “Any way you like it.”
Looking for information about the Call for Artwork? Click here!