Asheville Instameet FAQ

We hosted our first Asheville Instameet on November 12, 2016. It’s hard to believe it was that long ago! Since then we’ve held four other events and have had a blast getting to know other photographers and creatives in the Asheville community! Come join us for the fifth! We’ll be partnering with the incredible Sam Kearney of Fox and Fir Design as well as a couple of other local businesses.

What is an Instameet?

An Instameet is a group of Instagrammers that meet up to take photos and videos together. They were happening in other cities and when we learned about them we decided we wanted to start one in Asheville! They’re a great opportunity to share tips and tricks with other community members in the area, and an excuse to get out and explore someplace new! One of the best parts is that we frequently partner with various local businesses. Past partners have included:

  • French Broad Chocolate Lounge
  • The Dry Goods Shop
  • 474 Gallery Studio – Spagnola
  • Vortex Doughnuts
  • Urban Orchard Cider Company
  • Catawba Brewing
  • Historic Cotton Mill Studios

How much does it cost?

It’s free and everyone is welcome! You don’t even need a fancy camera, your phone will do just fine. This is an event for both beginners and professional photographers. Occasionally we have giveaways from some of our partners, things like t-shirts, camera straps, snacks, etc.

Can I bring my dog?

Yes! Your friendly fur baby is invited too but please be aware that animals might not be able to go into some locations. And for everyone’s safety and enjoyment, please use a leash.

Do I need to RSVP or sign-up somewhere?

Nope, there is no official sign-up or requirement to RSVP but you can visit our Facebook page to get the most recent updates about our Instameet!

When is the next Asheville Instameet?

Sunday, May 6th @6:00 in the River Arts District. We’ll be meeting near 12Bones and the new Wedge.

To partner with us for future Instameets, please send an email to

For more information, please follow us on social media!

Instagram: @authenticasheville @e.mcgrady @carolineperdue

#ashevilleinstameet #authenticasheville

Published by Erin McGrady

Erin McGrady is a filmmaker, photographer, and writer exploring Asheville and beyond. My work focuses on sharing about LGBTQ safe spaces, camper van life, and the outdoors.

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