YOU ARE NOW ENTERING A DIFFERENT WRLD
701 HAYWOOD RD SUITE 101 AVL NC 28806
FULL BAR – COFFEE + TEA – SMALL BITES
We are here to break down barriers of entry to the creative industry and to support the underground arts and music scene.
What is this place?
DIFFERENT WRLD is a venue, a creative space. You are the people that fill it. By day, the space is a coffee shop, studio and creative library – a space for you to spread out, explore ideas, have a cup of coffee, and get connected with resources and creative tools. By night, it is an event venue and performance space – a place to get inspired and see other people share their creativity.
What is the creative library?
By day, our space is a creative library and coffee shop. It’s like a big shared studio space or chill office away from home. The core of the library is a catalog of gear for checkout including synthesizers, cameras and lighting, a photo studio space, and plenty of books and art supplies for inspiration at your fingertips. We have coffee, tea, and snacks to fuel your day. Come by for a chai, bring your latest knitting project, or meet your book club here. Check our calendar for free classes + creative meetups.
What kind of events do you have here?
Anything from local or touring live music, to clown shows, djs and dance nights, fundraisers, karaoke nights, and private parties. Weeknights we have chill hangouts like synth lab, trivia, book clubs, art classes, and creative meetups. Check the events page for the latest.
Can I do a show or have a party here?
Let’s talk! Tell us your idea on our contact form, or stop by and chat with us. We host local and touring bands, djs, performance pieces, installations, and experiences of all different genres. We book private parties on weekdays and Sunday nights. Send us a demo or let us know what kind of experience you want to create.
When are you open? Can I come during the day and work?
Yes, come work here! The creative library is open Thursday through Sunday during the day (check Google for latest hours!) for gear checkout as well as coffee, tea, snacks, and a full bar. Library hours means the space is open for you to come chill, work on a project, or use our creative library gear. Drop in and bring your book club, poetry or creative writing group, or a friend to share a bottle of wine!
The space is open by event on evenings and weekends.
How can I support?
Well it just so happens we have a whole page for that! There are lots of ways you can get involved, from dropping in for coffee, to becoming a supporting partner of our creative library, or donating gear. The support page has the breakdown. We also just want to see you in the space, so check out the events coming up and stop thru!