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Mel Chin's Wake sculpture installation moves from Times Square to Western North Carolina

See Mel Chin's Larger-Than-Life Animatronic Sculpture in Asheville

On your next visit to Asheville, enjoy a rare opportunity to immerse yourself in a larger-than-life sculpture installation that is truly making waves! The 60-foot, animatronic sculpture, Wake by Mel Chin, will be on display in Asheville through March 31, 2021 just blocks south of downtown. Wake is interactive and features decks and places to sit.  Chin is a Western North

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Lyric and Josh Blake perform at the Connect Beyond Festival in Asheville, NC

2020 Connect Beyond Festival: Artists, Lineups, Tickets and Details

POSTPONED - Connect Beyond Festival (Asheville, NC): Postponed The 2020 Connect Beyond Festival has been postponed.  To read a statement from festival organizers, and for more information, please visit the Connect Beyond Festival web site.  Original Post: After a record-setting second year, the Connect Beyond Festival has announced the first wave of artists who will make up an

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Spring in downtown Asheville

New and Iconic Tours to Experience This Spring in Asheville

Spring in Asheville, N.C. in 2020 is peak exploration time! Dive into Asheville culture with creative local tours that offer experiences from classic to unexpected, from guided to DIY. These tours will take you to nearly every corner – and touch on most any facet – of this vibrant Blue Ridge Mountain city. Why visit Asheville in the spring? Sitting along

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A young woman walks in front of the Asheville Art Museum in Asheville, NC

A Look Inside the Asheville Art Museum

In the heart of downtown Asheville, the Asheville Art Museum anchors the city's rich art and culture scene. The museum offers you a window into American art of the 20th and 21st centuries. While the museum has been a fixture of downtown's Pack Square since 1948, it recently underwent a major, three-year, $24 million renovation, leading up to a grand reopening in November 2019.

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2019 National Gingerbread House Competition Grand Prize Winner by Gail Oliver (Johnson City, Tennessee)

PHOTOS: 2019 National Gingerbread House Competition Winners

The winners have been crowned in the 2019 National Gingerbread House Competition at The Omni Grove Park Inn! And soon, you'll have the opportunity to see them on display! The display is open from Nov. 20, 2019 through Jan. 4, 2019 (*select dates) at The Omni Grove Park Inn. View the entries Sunday afternoons after 3 p.m., and Monday through Thursdays. You do

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Downton Abbey: The Exhibition at Biltmore in Asheville, NC

VIDEO AND PHOTO TOUR: Downton Abbey The Exhibition at Biltmore

Walk through the most recognizable sets from Downton Abbey , see more than 50 costumes worn by the actors and discover never-before-seen artifacts and multimedia elements. Downtown Abbey: The Exhibition is on display now at Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina! The exhibition opened on November 8, 2019 and was scheduled to close April 7, 2020. However, due to

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The Asheville, NC skyline at sunset

What You Can't Miss in Asheville in 2020

The Blue Ridge Mountain legacies of craft and creativity take the spotlight in Asheville, N.C.—just named one of Travel + Leisure 's 50 Best Places to Travel in 2020! Asheville marks four major art center openings with immersive experiences. Other new creative offerings in the coming year include full moon yoga hikes, an Art Deco food hall curated by James Beard honorees, a

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The Winter Garden decorated for Christmas at Biltmore in Asheville, NC

PHOTO TOUR: Christmas at Biltmore 2019

Biltmore shines with holiday grandeur as Christmas at Biltmore 2019 gets underway. Red and gold trimmings provide a feast for the eyes at Biltmore, where the Christmas decorations epitomize elegance. The ornate decorations transport you back in time and showcase a tradition that dates back more than 120 years. While Christmas at Biltmore is a long-standing tradition, every year is

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Dowtown Asheville with late fall color

GRAND OPENINGS: November 2019 Brings New Asheville Experiences

November 2019 brings new Asheville experiences with several highly anticipated grand openings! Be among the first to experience Asheville’s newest cultural offerings, including a reimagined art museum, an expanded craft center, a major exhibition, a brewery in a historic location and a new downtown Asheville hotel and dining destination. As you explore, see how Asheville sparkles for

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