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

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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,… Read more »

3 Unique Entertainment Opportunities in Flat Rock, NC

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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… Read more »

2018 Labor Day Events in Asheville and WNC

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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… Read more »

Nonprofit Spotlight: Toe River Arts Council

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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… Read more »

Nonprofit Spotlight: Folkmoot USA

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Better than reading a book or watching a screen, the best way to experience a new culture is to experience it in person. For many, full trips around the world are not feasible summer plans. But for residents of and visitors to Western North Carolina, one nonprofit offers the next best thing. The Folkmoot Friendship… Read more »

2018 Memorial Day Events across WNC

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2018 Memorial Day Events across WNC

After our cold winter and late spring, we are ready for summer! Grilling, family-friendly events, outdoor adventures—we want it all! And Memorial Day is the kickoff. To celebrate the season, communities across Western North Carolina are holding art tours, beer festivals, concerts, and citywide celebrations. Whatever your interests, there is an event for you. Stay… Read more »