Radical. Creative. Healing.
ARTÉRIA COLLECTIVE (AC), formerly known as Asheville Writers in the Schools and Community (AWITSC), ignites social change through the power of the arts, culture, and restorative self-expression.
Founded in 2011 and committed to social justice and racial equity, Artéria Collective has provided children, youth, and families opportunities to voice their experiences and their passions, through innovative arts and creative placemaking strategies. We envision a just and equitable community that amplifies, celebrates and publishes the artistic expression, cultural exchange and voices from Black, Latine, Indigenous and all who identify as BIPOC.