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Daniel McClendon Portrait

Brushing Up On the Asheville 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

Shopping for Unique Holiday Gifts

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

Mural Story: Chicken Alley

Takin’ It to the Streets with Asheville’s Urban Art

A Colorful City Itinerary Art is everywhere in Asheville. Peek around an alleyway to find murals depicting the city’s underground history or drive through the River Arts District to see wildly creative public art. If you know where to look, you’ll see murals everywhere as you meander through town. This handpicked guide to Asheville’s most celebrated and hard-to-find street art

Parkway Tunnel with Rhododendron

Asheville Under $100: Do It All the Budget-Savvy Way

Your Guide to a Wallet-Friendly Weekend Asheville is well known for its splurge-worthy attractions and high-end culinary experiences, but there are just as many options for anyone seeking an affordable getaway to the mountains. Explore everything Asheville has to offer with a weekend itinerary that delivers on experience, but won’t break the bank. Friday 1 p.m. – Lunch at  12

Black Mountain Firehouse Historical

Hike 12,000 Years of History in the Swannanoa Valley

Test Your Mettle or Take It Easy With This Popular Hike Series A group of hikers tops a ridge, puffing a bit at the incline. As they straighten and look up, pure blue skies open to sweeping views of the mountains surrounding the Swannanoa Gap. The Swannanoa Rim™ Hiking Series has once again lured serious hikers to walk trails whispering 12,000 years worth of human secrets. During this

Blueberry Picking

Pick Your Own Asheville Berry Adventure

Make the Most of the Area’s Abundant Berry Season From farms to forests, berries burst their way onto the Asheville scene beginning in May, and continue to brighten our ice cream and cereal bowls through late November. Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, wineberries, and raspberries (both black and red) are on menus, in the fields, at the farmers markets , and in the wilds of the Blue

Magnetic Theatre

Theater as Original as Asheville Itself

Fresh Works that Spark Imagination Asheville is a haven for originality. From breathtaking aerial arts to vibrant reinterpretations of Shakespeare, Asheville is driven by artistic vision and bold risk-taking. Artists push boundaries to delight visitors and locals with original works that inspire discovery. Sitting in the audience is like stepping into a new world where creativity reigns supreme.

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,

Montford Park Players on Stage

The Play’s the Thing

N.C.’s Oldest Shakespeare Festival Draws Audiences Year-Round On a busy summer evening in downtown Asheville, it can certainly feel like all the world’s a stage. But stroll to the leafy historic Montford neighborhood steps from the city center and the play’s the thing at the Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre. Here, the Montford Park Players perform Shakespeare favorites to an audience

Artisan Cheeses

Hot on the Trail of Southern Cheese

2018 Carolina Mountain Cheese Fest: Sunday, April 29 (1-5 p.m.). Explore the WNC Cheese Trail The Western NC Cheese Trail covers the hills and dales of the Appalachians and foothills. Exploring it is a great way to soak up some rural mountain beauty and sample some of the best handmade cheese made in the South. Connect with cheesemakers, see how and where these delicious dairy products are

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