Built at the behest of Cornelius Vanderbilt as a necessary adjunct to the famed Biltmore Estates; it housed African craftsman that built his estate and furniture
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How would you rate Young Mens Institute Cultural Center?
Recently, I gathered there to see my daughter's artwork presented amongst Asheville City Schools' displays of works. I've previously been there to Toastmasters meetings. It's a sweet place for meetings and I imagine that renting space there might be cheaper than other places in town.
This beautiful old structure is rich in history.
Great experience and setting was warm l!
Great event space and cultural resource with ties to Asheville's African-American community. The venue itself is beautiful and one of Asheville's gems. The history contained within the building reveals the resiliency of Asheville's African-American community and also highlights the City's dark history of racial injustice.
It's a great venue that locals and visitors alike should visit when possible.
This is a beautiful building with plenty of space for gathering. Gorgeous windows with lots of natural light and creaky old floors make it so charming. We practiced yoga here over the weekend and enjoyed ourselves immensely.
BEST place to have our wedding. The staff is incredibly friendly and super flexible. We absolutely recommend this place to everyone. Their gallery has some very thoughtful and thought-provoking exhibits.
Oldest African American Cultural Institution in the country .
Centrally located in multicultural designated area of downtown Asheville, NC
Surrounded by one-off retail opportunities food and shopping.
Great place for the Asheville Choral Society rehearsal today!
Beautiful vintage space with personality, prefect for an event.
Always uplifting attending community events here. Thanks to all who work at making it special.
Good Presentation always informative.
Great energy and culturally enrichment!!
It was fun they had great food and good speeches plus I got to seat with the mayor so yeah I loved it.
A cultural time capsule in the community that still stands the test of time. Holding space for the black presence in AVL through many cultural events and workshops. A great place to visit and support!
Not inclusive in allowing all of the majority community "Members", to decide on who Board members should be ( like Other Community organizations), Nor be included in the plannings. In fact they don't encourage people becoming members.
I paid membership, about four years ago, no one contacted me and it took months for my check to clear.
I have no idea who's running the YMI.🤔
YMI, or the Young Mens Institute, is a historic, African American heritage and community center. Just a stones throw from city hall and behind the pack...read this and 0 more