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Couple at Biltmore Winter

Asheville's Top Romantic Weekend Getaway Ideas

Sweetie, Honey, Pumpkin', Boo—whatever you call your special someone, this is your chance to woo them with an incredible romantic getaway. Asheville is the perfect couples escape, whether you want to hit a romantic restaurant for a dinner for two, stay at a romantic inn or hotel , or find romantic things to do like hiking, sightseeing or gazing at the breathtaking mountain scenery. Whisk

Pottery 48 Hr FAM June 2014

From the Earth to the Arts: Get Totally Involved in Asheville

A Hands-On Escape From Your Everyday Life Asheville is a great place to WATCH—the people, the events, the crowds and the changing scenery—but it is an even better place to DO. Visitors explore the natural world, create art and make music. Here’s what can happen in just a day-and-a-half. Into the Woods Meet up at a location given to you the evening before by Alan Muskat and his

Daniel McClendon Portrait

Brushing Up On the Local Painting Scene

Asheville Artists Paint the Town Visual art is everywhere in Asheville. On the sides of buildings. On the street corners. All across the undersides of bridges. In studios in the River Arts District and in the private studios of other working artists in Asheville and Black Mountain and Weaverville . With the breath-taking Blue Ridge Mountains as a blank canvas, the art scene in our region is

Heather Knight Ceramic Artist

Asheville's Ancient (and Modern) Tradition of Ceramic Arts

Shaping the Blue Ridge Craft Scene Here’s our best advice: when you’re in Asheville, become a lump of clay : Malleable. Impressionable. Promising a serendipitous ending that’s unexpected. Become a richer, more colorful person as the result of alchemical time spent here in this Appalachian anagama .  Look out over the horizon at the blues and greens and ambers of our

Broken Road Studio in RAD.

How to RAD - A Day in the River Arts District

Living and Learning with the Artists Asheville’s River Arts District (RAD) is a destination that grew out of necessity. Artists needed cheap rent and large spaces. An industrial zone east of the railroad tracks had a glut of aging and empty warehouses. The area was ripe for change, and over two decades blossomed into a convergence of art, creativity, commerce, and entertainment fueled by the

Jewelry Shopping

Asheville Artists Create Jewelry You’ll Always Treasure

Find a New Statement Piece, or Even Make Your Own Artists creating jewelry in our mountains are inspired by nature’s forms and seasons and practice centuries-old techniques in metalsmithing to create unique, one-of-a-kind keepsakes. Ranging from traditional to cutting-edge contemporary, many of the area’s jewelry artists sell their work all over the country through national retailers,

Black Mountain Rocking Chairs

Black Mountain: Small Town, Big Flavor

Enjoy Tasty Mountain Charm With an Artistic Twist It is easy to fall in love with Black Mountain . The charming downtown is packed with top-notch restaurants, art galleries and unique shops. Rockers line the streets, begging you to take a break and sit a spell. Beyond the store fronts, rolling mountains seem to perfectly circle the small town -- reminding you of this truly special location known