The Ashé Cultural Arts Center is located in the historically-significant corridor of Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. (formerly known as Dryades Street) in a neighborhood called Central City. Just minutes from downtown and easily accessible by public transit, Ashe offers a unique cultural experience, not generally found in other cities across the globe.
Officially opening in December 1998, the Ashé Cultural Arts Center has been, at once, an art gallery, a theater, a meeting place, a classroom and more.
In addition to art exhibitions and theatrical productions, the Center has programs for adults, children that focus on, community, culture, education, social entrepreneurship, and wellness among many other areas.
The Center also features Diaspora International Boutique offering African and African-inspired clothing & accessories, along with books and music.
For those who may not have known, “àse” or “ashé” is a West African philosophical concept of the Yoruba people of Nigeria that stands for power, command, and authority. In other words, it is the ability to make to make things happen and produce change.
Come over for an unforgettable visit.