Welcome to Making It in Asheville. This site dedicated to sharing behind-the-scenes stories of the many incredible artists, entrepreneurs, and, well, ‘makers’ in Asheville.
We’re your hosts, Sarah and Tony.
We just moved to Asheville from Brooklyn, NY in May of 2019. And when we decided to move, we didn’t have jobs yet.
As it turns out, that’s sort of a big deal. You see, one of the most common things people from Asheville—Ashevillians, A
“I hope you brought a job with you!” -most everyone from Asheville
Welp, we didn’t bring jobs but we have a sense that everything is going to work out just fine. Perhaps you’ll consider us naive and reckless but, if you’re like us, you might prefer the term “optimistic.”
Anyway, about a month before the move we had a crazy idea:
“What if we shared our story of trying to ‘make it’ in Asheville?”
Our logic was simple. There are people making it in Asheville, so why not us… right?
And we’re not the only people who are thinking about moving to Asheville without a full-blown plan and or knowing exactly how it will work out.
That’s when we realized we had found the sweet spot.
We decided we’d interview artists, freelancers, and entrepreneurs —all folks we’d consider makers— in the city to learn their stories. We want to know what brought (or kept) them in the “Land of the Sky” and how they’re making it in Asheville. Perhaps you do too.
So, we welcome you to stick around. Our plan is to document our transition into this beautiful town, share the stories of the makers we meet, and help inspire you to follow your passion too.
P.S. This is clearly the infancy of our site. If you have any ideas or feedback, let us know. Yes, we’d like to meet your cousin who’s an artist in Asheville. So far, the best way to connect with us is by joining our mailing list.