Explore Asheville Media Center

Welcome to Explore Asheville’s Online Newsroom. Looking for assistance with a press visit, the latest news from Asheville or high-resolution images and fresh b-roll from the destination? Feel free to explore the newsroom to find the information you are seeking. For story ideas and what’s trending in our Blue Ridge Mountain City, please check out What’s New in Asheville, News Releases or the Press Kit. Tourism-related data and research can be found in Asheville Tourism Stats.

Having trouble finding what you are looking for or have a special request? Feel free to email the Explore Asheville PR Team at media@exploreasheville.com. We’re happy to help with fact-checks, interview requests, itinerary brainstorming, local connections and Asheville insights.

Want to stay connected throughout the year? Sign up to receive the monthly Asheville Traveler e-newsletter and our news releases.  And be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Explore Asheville News

Intertribal Artists Descend on Asheville for Indigenous Walls Project Event

Intertribal Artists Descend on Asheville for Indigenous Walls Project Event

The Intertribal Graffiti Jam: A first-of-its-kind event in the United States Jared Wheatley, a Cherokee Nation citizen, artist, and Asheville business owner started the Indigenous Walls Project as a way to get people to focus on the land with the … read more

Reclaiming Black History & Culture

Reclaiming Black History & Culture

From the 1950s through the 1980s, so-called “urban renewal” policies demolished many landmarks of Black culture in Asheville. In 2022, through the ingenuity and creativity of Black entrepreneurs, chefs, makers and artists, … read more

Neighborhood to Watch: “The Block” Spotlights History With Music, Makers, Tastes & Trails

Neighborhood to Watch: “The Block” Spotlights History With Music, Makers, Tastes & Trails

For nearly a century, Eagle and South Market streets in downtown Asheville were home to a vibrant cultural and commercial district for Black residents. Anchored by the YMI Cultural Center, one of the oldest Black cultural centers in the U.S., The … read more

Asheville Press Releases

Mirror Hotel

Unforgettable Openings Make Asheville a Top Bucket List Destination in 2023

  • December 16, 2022

Forward-Thinking Food Culture, Design-Centric Hotels and Captivating Cultural Experiences Promise a Creative Renaissance in the New Year ASHEVILLE, NC (Dec. 16, 2022) – 2023 is set to be a standout year for the deeply rooted yet ever evolving mountain city of Asheville, North Carolina with the coming of several highly-anticipated restaurants led by James Beard-nominated chefs, design-forward...

Christmas at Biltmore during twilight. Credit: The Biltmore Company

‘Tis the Season in the Blue Ridge Mountains: Asheville Shines Bright with Classic Holiday Traditions

  • November 10, 2022

‘Tis the Season in the Blue Ridge Mountains: Asheville Shines Bright with Classic Holiday Traditions and Fresh Festivities   ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Nov. 8, 2022) – Historic holiday celebrations, extravagant light displays, festive events, and specialty pop-up markets infuse yuletide magic throughout Asheville, N.C. Visitors and locals come together this season to celebrate with...

Asheville (Fall)

What’s New in Fall 2022 in Asheville, NC

  • October 31, 2022

What’s new with the hue in Asheville, North Carolina? As the heat settles and cooler days prevail, the peak season of Asheville’s tree top color schemes will be bountiful. The Blue Ridge Mountains have long been home to leaf peeping afficionados; and vacationers swarming to witness the change of leaves. With sweeping mountain views and panoramic cityscapes, Asheville wears her palette...

Quick Press Kit