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Shindig On the Green

Shindig on the Green Music and Dance Festival in Asheville, N.C.

Each summer, the festival series celebrates traditional mountain music and dance of Asheville and the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Shindig on the Green is a free, outdoor mountain bluegrass music and dance festival that takes place throughout the summer months in the heart of downtown Asheville at Pack Square Park . The Shindigs are on most Saturdays from late June through early September each

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The sun sets behind the beautiful Biltmore in Asheville.

Biltmore in 360

Biltmore is a place that can easily take your breath away. From the awe-inspiring details inside the home to the beautifully-manicured gardens and trails, you'll find there's so much to explore. As you plan your visit, we've developed a way to help you discover Biltmore from the comfort of your own home. Through a partnership with Biltmore and Google Street View, we're giving you a

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Google Trekker at Craggy Gardens

Explore Amazing Asheville Places Online With Google Street View

Look out over the stunning rhododendron-filled vistas at Craggy Gardens , see the “Seven Sisters” mountain peaks towering over Black Mountain’s Lake Tomahawk and discover the grandeur of the gardens at Biltmore . You now can have all these experiences before you ever arrive in Asheville for your visit! How’s that possible? Through a partnership with Google, Explore

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Watching Glass Artists at Work

Experience Glass Art in Asheville, N.C.

Home Events Where to See Glass Tours Chihuly Exhibit About Glass in WNC   As an art form, glass appears to be equal parts chemistry and alchemy. It’s a medium that’s been around since early Roman times, but here in Asheville, North Carolina, and the surrounding region is where studio glass took off in the Southeast. With more than 100 glass artists living and working in the

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Glass Artist Courtney Dodd at Work

Take a Glass Art Day Trip

Home Events Where to See Glass Tours Chihuly Exhibit About Glass in WNC   After spending a day (or two) enjoying the vibrant glass arts scene in Asheville, short day-trips take you further into the historic heart of the Studio Glass Movement in Appalachia. While Asheville’s busy art galleries, museums, working artist studios and shops will introduce you to a dynamic community of glass

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Asheville Glass Artist Alex Bernstein

Glass 101: Types of Glass Art in WNC

Home Events Where to See Glass Tours Chihuly Exhibit About Glass in WNC   Exploring Western North Carolina’s ever-expanding studio glass scene is an education. From blown glass to fused glass and etching, you can encounter a different process in every studio you visit. The dazzling creations you see in and around Asheville are the result of mastery of a number of techniques as well as

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Lexington Glassworks

Why the Asheville Area is a Hot Spot for Glass Art

Home Events Where to See Glass Tours Chihuly Exhibit About Glass in WNC   Asheville’s reputation as an arts destination is well known, but there are still under-the-radar parts of the art scene to explore. While many associate Western North Carolina with the pottery tradition, the region was more recently pivotal in the development of another field: studio glass. If you’re not

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Late Fall Color at Lake Tomahawk

5 Great Places to Take a Walk in Asheville

Clear your head and stretch your legs at one of Asheville's many parks and greenways. Many of these green spaces are just minutes from the bustling downtown areas in Asheville and Black Mountain , meaning you won't have to go far for a nice walk. Asheville Botanical Gardens Less than 10 minutes north of downtown Asheville, you'll find an ubran oasis. The 10-acre Asheville Botanical

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Sliding Rock

Sliding Rock Natural Waterslide

Feel the rush of sliding down a 60-foot all-natural water slide in the heart of gorgeous Pisgah National Forest ! The appropriately named Sliding Rock is an experience unlike any other and it’s one of the most exciting ways to cool off in the warmer weather months. People of all ages lineup to take the plunge down the sloping rock face waterfall on their way to landing into an 8-foot-deep

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Cozy Up to Asheville Winter 2018

7 Cozy Reasons Asheville is a Picture-Perfect Winter Destination

Coziness reaches new heights in Asheville, North Carolina, named one of the U.S.’s coziest cities. And as the cuddly Danish trend of hygge spreads like a soft alpaca blanket, Asheville stays true to its mountain comforts—crackling fireplaces and frosted vistas, toasty mugs of deliciousness and live music that warms the soul. One of CNN’s top places to visit in 2018 ,

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