The final fleeting weeks of summer bring an array of arts events and benefits to ensure the season goes out with a bang. From exhibitions featuring artistic masters to innovative dance performances to exciting ways to experience the highly-anticipated solar eclipse, here’s what we’re looking forward to in some of our Scouted cities next month.

Asheville, North Carolina

August 18-19, the 9th Annual Asheville Food & Wine Festival will return to the vibrant city in Pack Square Park, located in the midst of the walkable Downtown Art District. Attendees can enjoy culinary events like the Grand Tasting and Sweet & Savory that exhibit Asheville’s acclaimed food and drink scene while enjoying street performers and entertainment. {For local recommendations for what to do and see in Asheville, follow TSG Asheville on Instagram.}  

Charlottesville, Virginia

Beginning August 25 through December 17, The Fralin Museum at the University of Virginia will host Dealer’s Choice: The Samuel Kootz Gallery 1945-1966. The exhibit will showcase the modernist’s artwork alongside essays and scholarly publications to highlight Kootz’s influential role in the art world during his most prolific period. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Charlottesville here.}

Cincinnati, Ohio

August 5, visit Greenacres Arts Center for their annual Celebration Concert, an evening of performances by music and arts groups including the Cincinnati Opera, the Cincinnati Ballet, and the May Festival Chorus. The concert, themed “Romeo and Juliet’, will feature cuisine from La Petite Pierre and performances of Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, and Bernstein’s compositions. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Cincinnati here.}   

Cleveland, Ohio

Documenting the enduring American Spirit during the hardships of the Great Depression, From Riches to Rags: American Photography in the Depression is an exhibit opening next month at the The Cleveland Museum of Art. August 13-December 31, the museum will host this must-see collection of works from renowned photographers, including Walker Evans and Alfred Stieglitz. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Cleveland here.}

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

In the spirit of the upcoming solar eclipse, the Jackson Hole Center for the Arts presents Diavolo Architecture in Motion, a two-part dance performance showcasing athleticism and artistry on August 18 and 19. Performed on an architectural stage set meant to evoke the form of the moon, Diavolo’s Fluid Infinities explores conceptions of space and movement while Trajectoire confronts the tension of destiny versus destination in the human condition. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Jackson Hole here.}

Knoxville, Tennessee

Benefitting the Knoxville Zoo, Feast with the Beasts is a highly anticipated event. On August 12, guests over 21 years of age can enjoy samples from over 40 local restaurants, wineries, breweries, and distillers alongside live performances by the Vibraslaps and Pop Rox in the company of the Zoo’s beautiful and fascinating animals. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Knoxville & The Smokies here.}

Lexington, Kentucky

August 19-20, join the Lexington Art League and Lexington Parks & Recreation for the Woodland Art Fair. A weekend of creativity and family fun, the Fair, held on the Woodland Park grounds, will include live music, local food and beer, and works from over 200 talented artists to peruse. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Lexington here.}

Nashville, Tennessee

August 21, Cheekwood will host a viewing party to celebrate the upcoming solar eclipse. Complete with live music, local food trucks, cash bars, and protective eyewear, the event is the perfect environment in which to experience a solar eclipse for the first time in nearly a century. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Nashville here.}

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The 9th Annual 2nd Street Festival will take place on August 6, bringing live music, crafts, local brews, and more to the area. Located on 2nd Street between Germantown Avenue and Spring Garden Street, the festival, which will take place from noon to 10 p.m., will feature over 250 vendors and a roster of performers. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Philadelphia here.}