3 Ways Art Galleries Make a Difference in the Community

Western North Carolina’s many galleries have created exciting downtown destinations for artists and art lovers alike. But more importantly, art spaces add new life and a sense of identity to our neighborhoods. From Asheville’s River Arts District to Main Street Weaverville to Marshall High Studios in Downtown Marshall, burgeoning art scenes have rejuvenated local mountain […]

The Best Holiday Shopping in Burnsville if You Want Local Art

In addition to its peaks and valleys, Yancey County is known for its extraordinarily rich artistic output. The county boasts more than 400 full-time and 200 part-time working artists, including basket makers, glassblowers, metal smiths, painters, paper makers, potters, quilters, sculptors, and weavers. Neighboring Mitchell County is also a renowned destination for art lovers, in […]

12 Ways to Stay Safely Tapped in to the Local Art Scene

It’s still easy to enjoy local art—from the safety of home! For many of our mountain communities, the arts have led the way in the revitalization of main streets and neighborhood centers. Art studios, galleries, and museums reflect the character of their communities through exhibits of local artists, regular events, classes, and training. But right […]

12 Galleries that Showcase the Best Local Art in Downtown Hendersonville

Western North Carolina’s many local art galleries have created exciting downtown destinations for artists and art lovers alike. But more importantly, art spaces add new life and a sense of identity to our neighborhoods. Across the state of North Carolina, $2 billion in new investment has been made to our state’s main streets over the […]

Angela Alexander has Found an Artist’s Best Friend

When you step into the studio of painter Angela Alexander, you are immediately awestruck by the bright and vibrant nature of her pieces, a style that seamlessly complements her warm personality. “I want my art to make people happy—it’s the heart and soul,” she said. “It’s a joy to watch people walk into my studio […]

Join Beverly-Hanks at these Important Upcoming Events in September 2017

For more than 40 years, Beverly-Hanks & Associates has invested in community. Our commitment to service across Western North Carolina is aimed at building long-lasting relationships with our customers, clients, and the community at large. But more importantly, our agents and staff are members of these unique communities, and we’re always excited to support them […]

Local Art Galleries Aid in Downtown Revitalization

For many of our mountain communities, the arts have often led the way in the revitalization of main streets and town centers. Across the state of North Carolina, $2 billion in new investment has been made to our state’s main streets over the past 33 years. Among the 4,700 new businesses opened in that time, […]

NC NOW | Asheville Revitalization | UNC-TV

David Huppert shows how creativity in the arts community has served as a major force in drawing greater commerce to Asheville’s downtown and beyond. Interviews with Kit Cramer of the Asheville Chmaber of Commerce and John Cram of Blue Spiral 1 really bring to life how the arts scene is responsible for Asheville’s success. Produced […]