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Young Mens Institute Cultural Center

Arts & Entertainment, Cultural Center

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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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16 Reviews

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6/16/2018

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.

https://www.google.com/maps/contrib/116072194981900142058/reviews

6/16/2018

This beautiful old structure is rich in history.

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6/16/2018

Great experience and setting was warm l!

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7/19/2018

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.

https://www.google.com/maps/contrib/106324280169553667642/reviews

8/24/2018

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.

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9/24/2018

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.

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9/24/2018

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.

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10/24/2018

Great place for the Asheville Choral Society rehearsal today!

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1/27/2019

Beautiful vintage space with personality, prefect for an event.

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2/28/2019

Always uplifting attending community events here. Thanks to all who work at making it special.

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3/29/2019

Good Presentation always informative.

https://www.google.com/maps/contrib/100696014959833226175/reviews

4/30/2019

Great energy and culturally enrichment!!

https://www.google.com/maps/contrib/103309400041034757787/reviews

8/3/2019

It was fun they had great food and good speeches plus I got to seat with the mayor so yeah I loved it.

https://www.google.com/maps/contrib/117608109508173309091/reviews

11/11/2019

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!

Roger H.

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5/7/2011

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

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