2019 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 come to an end this weekend. 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 […]

3 Reasons Why Hot Springs is an Awesome Girls Weekend Destination

Nestled along the French Broad River, the mountain resort town of Hot Springs is home to about 600 people. However, like the ebb and flow of the river, the town’s numbers swell with visitors seeking relaxation and recreation. The area has been popular with couples and families for centuries. But today, women are also flowing […]

5 Awesome Attractions within 5 Minutes of Haw Creek

Just to the east of Downtown Asheville is the scenic neighborhood of Haw Creek. Named for the majestic valley where it lies, homes within Haw Creek are surrounded by the natural beauty of the mountains. The neighborhood is crisscrossed by trails, yet is still conveniently located near one of Asheville’s main centers of commerce along […]

8 Places in WNC that Prove that Art Should be Accessible to All

There has always been a rich atmosphere of creation throughout Western North Carolina. The Appalachian mountains have a storied history of handmade crafts, ranging from weaving to woodworking, pottery to jewelry. Fine artists have been attracted to the area for more than a century, as well. Innovative artists like Robert Rauschenberg, Josef and Anni Albers, […]

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 […]

3 Unique Entertainment Opportunities in Flat Rock, NC

The Village of Flat Rock has long been called “The Little Charleston of the Mountains.” During the 19th century, the community was an oasis for affluent plantation owners from the South Carolina Lowcountry who built English-style summer estates there to escape the heat. Today, the entire district is on the National Register of Historic Places […]

Fairview, NC: Discover Your Own Edible Adventure!

Located halfway between Asheville and Chimney Rock, the community of Fairview was settled in the late 18th century and called Cane Creek until the early 1800s. Today, Fairview is home to an estimated 3,000 people. For several hundred years, people have been attracted to Fairview’s rolling land and mountain views. With space to roam and […]

2018 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 come to an end this weekend. 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 […]

Nonprofit Spotlight: Toe River Arts Council

It’s been proven time and time again that hands-on activities help people learn. 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 Live […]