The City of Asheville is seeking your feedback on downtown street performances.
On any given day, performance art and music echoes throughout Asheville’s vibrant downtown. But with it has come challenges at times, especially regarding pedestrian safety as impromptu audiences that spill into streets, block downtown business entries or access to sidewalks.
To enhance safety and place-making downtown, City staff continues to work with community stakeholders and City Council’s Public Safety Committee to develop a multifaceted approach to address public space management, including management of sidewalk street performances.
Dialog produced a meaningful exchange of ideas, resulting in a pilot program that began in September 2016 for designated “high impact” street performance areas downtown. In December 2016, the City collaborated with the Asheville Buskers Collective to produce a brochure titled “Street Performers,” which provides information about relevant policies, the pilot program, and serves as a guide for the creative community taking it to the street with their music and art.
As part of the pilot program evaluation, the City is launching this survey to gauge how people view street performances and their downtown experience.
Please participate! Your input will add valued insight into how we’re doing and how we can improve going forward.
Please scroll down to take the survey!