Agents Answer: Where are the Best Places to Buy Locally Made Holiday Gifts?

Holiday shopping in Western North Carolina is at once the best experience and the worst. On the one hand, we have everything you could possibly want right here! From local produce and world-class cuisine to handmade art and amenities, the perfect holiday gift is literally right around the corner. But how can you possibly choose […]

Live Close to All Your Favorite Mountain Adventures in Burnsville, NC

Whoever said that small-town life was a small life never lived in Burnsville, NC. The town offers living situations and outdoor experiences that go above and beyond the norm, presenting you with many opportunities to Live Abundantly in WNC. In turn, these experiences are attracting a growing community of people to the area. “Burnsville is […]

4 Places in Lake Lure to Discover Local Art You Will Love

Western North Carolina has a long and rich history of fine visual arts and traditional crafts. And that tradition continues today throughout our small towns and cities. It’s easy to discover local art at dedicated galleries, at studios and events, and even along street corridors.  If you’re searching for local art in Lake Lure, you […]

Marshall is Thriving Thanks to its Arts and Community

As a small Madison County town, Marshall, NC has made the most of riverside living by focusing on community. Marshall’s Main Street offers signs of the town’s unique blend of old and the new. Locals frequent the town’s bookstore and numerous galleries, antique shops, breweries, and eateries. Hovering above it all is the historic, cupola-domed […]

Nonprofit Spotlight: Toe River Arts Council

It’s been proven time and time again that people learn best through hands-on activities. Whether you’re eight or 80, making something with your hands teaches more than just the skill of the craft. Through arts education and support, the Toe River Arts Council works to help the locals and visitors of Yancey and Mitchell Counties […]

2021 Labor Day Events in Asheville and WNC

Summer weather is still stubbornly holding out for at least a few more weeks. But for many, the activities of summer will soon come to an end. Labor Day marks the unofficial end to the season: Vacations have been had. Children are back in school. There is a slight lull in tourism across Western North […]

Woodhaven Glass Gives Life to Art

Tucked into a tree line and just a stone’s throw from bustling Brevard Road in Hendersonville is Woodhaven Glass. Inside, Larry Zapf points out all of the bells and whistles that make up his ever-growing passion and profession as an artisan glassblower. “I started blowing glass in the mid-1990s because I had a very subjective […]