Jun 2024
“When I first moved to Asheville, a friend dragged me to an encaustic painting workshop, where I made the joyous discovery that you can paint and you don’t have to stay within the lines.”

Mar 2023
Luxury jewelry from master local makers

Mar 2023
Three uniquely talented crafters begin residency at Olive’s Porch

Sep 2022
From the galleries of Asheville to the backroad studios of world-class artisans, amble along the Blue Ridge Craft Trails to discover the creative spirit of the North Carolina mountains

Dec 2021
Shopportunities abound at new retail stores devoted to the home

Aug 2021
Mars Hill welcomes a standout new art space

Aug 2021
High Country gallery shines in autumn group exhibition

Aug 2021
After so many months of cancelled and postponed events, the urge to get together and celebrate is palpable. Here to satisfy is a season of great gatherings bursting with local culture: From woolly worms, elk, and Bigfoot to mountain arts, food, music, and more, these festivals truly have something for everyone.

Mar 2021
Ashvegas presents the news from Buncombe’s boom town

Dec 2020
Get cozy in the charming hamlet of Highlands

Sep 2020
In WNC's central region, follow these routes to explore the Linville Gorge and Lake James, Mount Mitchell, and the region's forestry heritage

Feb 2020

Oct 2019
Jeweler Matt Willig handcrafts exquisite wearable sculptures

Feb 2019
Kenny Pieper’s unbreakable passion for glass

Oct 2018
Find something for everyone on your gift list at these regional markets

Jun 2018
Experience outdoor adventures and art aplenty in this charming town

Jun 2018
Through social media, we asked our readers to name their favorite family businesses, and you delivered with deep-rooted recommendations. Here are five that rose to the top.

Jun 2018
The mountains’ mineral history is a gift that keeps on giving

Aug 2017
Discover close encounters with creative characters and starry nights

Aug 2017
Local jewelry designers—each with a unique skill set and expression of style—are making one-of-a-kind adornments and wearable works of art worth treasuring forever

Jun 2017
The new American Museum of the House Cat pays purr-fect tribute to felines

Feb 2017
Amy Brandenburg

Dec 2016
The remarkable rise and fall of the Goat Gland King, Jackson County’s “Dr.” John Brinkley

Dec 2016
Asian-inflected comfort foods from around the globe find a home in Asheville

Apr 2016
Make it a date with these pairings that offer adventure followed by dinner with a view

Jul 2015
A Cullowhee artist creates narrative jewelry that touches the spaces within

Jul 2015
Forty years after Elvis rocked Asheville, the city’s still all shook up about it

Apr 2015
Potter Reiko Miyagi brings deep meaning to her ceramics

Mar 2015
Penland artist David Chatt proves beadwork can transcend handicraft

Oct 2014
Boone artist Arthur Hash rethinks the way we see and wear jewelry

Jun 2014
County: Madison Population: 868

Aug 2013
Bursting with shops and eateries in quaint brick buildings, Black Mountain looks and feels like a storybook village brought to life. Nestled in the Swannanoa Valley, the town first rose to prominence as a stop for tourists traveling to Mount Mitchell by train, and later by automobile. Modern travelers will also find it a charming place to explore.

Aug 2012
Repurposed furnishings and objets d'art find inspired salvation inside the home of a savvy interior design couple

Jun 2012
Layers of texture and color beautify Deb Karash's vivid art jewelry

Sep 2011
Autumn is upon us, and you can park yourself in the backyard and watch the leaves put on a show.

Aug 2011
A vintage dealer knows period clothing inside and out thanks to a career at the Smithsonian

Aug 2011
Bring a sparkle to the party with a stunning cocktail ring

Aug 2011
Enter the boundless world of an innovative artist

Jul 2011
Crimson Laurel Gallery in Bakersville displays beautiful works of art and the building's storied past