Our Mission

Community + Art + Nature

Provide Access

Our Mission is to increase access to Residency programs for underserved Artists & Art Communities through a low-cost Artist Retreat & Residency.

Promote Exchange

We facilitate the cultural exchange of our Appalachian community and Art Residents by providing access to new audiences & opportunities through the medium of Art.

Our Vision

We envision an inclusive community where understanding & compassion is facilitated through access to the arts.

Making Connections through Community

Azule started as a vision of community collaboration through the medium of art and continues to be a resource for the exchange of art, culture and ideas in Western NC.

How Can You Help?


We rely on the generosity of our volunteers in maintaining and growing our 35 acre community center.


Your financial contributions go directly into providing low-cost residency opportunities to underserved artists.


Keep our residency program growing by spreading the word! We welcome new community members and artists.