local art

local art
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

Sep 2022
A downtown loft gives this New Jersey couple an art-filled home away from home

Jun 2022
A small-town WNC farmers market draws masses

Jun 2022
In Chunns Cove, Douglas Ellington’s fairytale cottage continues to cast a spell

Mar 2022
Raise a glass (or three) at these local wine and beer fests

Mar 2022
New local walking tours for the historically curious

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.

Sep 2020
“I want the paint to tell me where it wants to go.”

Aug 2019
The time’s right to take in this small town’s elevated offerings

Apr 2019
Local podcasts to queue up now

Oct 2018
New owners showcase international flavors

Aug 2018
Barry and Sandra Bearden’s sky-high Mountain Air retreat blends green construction with contemporary style

Apr 2018
Burnsville’s Gateway Project illuminates community through public art

Feb 2018
Spring into the season with plant sales and garden events aplenty

Oct 2017
The scoop on WNC's latest dining destinations

Aug 2017
Sample fall’s bounty at area apple and cider festivals

Feb 2016
Rare antique finds and contemporary design commingle in a remarkable North Wilkesboro loft

Feb 2016
5 Renovation Projects to Inspire your Next Home Makeover

Dec 2015
Sometimes, smaller is better.

Jul 2015
Three nonprofits improve lives through creative expression

Dec 2014
WCU Fine Art Museum offers a retrospective exhibit of Vadim Bora’s portraits

Aug 2014
Asheville’s Old Wood Co. revives North Carolina furniture making, one table at a time

Jun 2014
County: Madison Population: 868

Dec 2013
You can never foresee how the life you choose—or the one that chooses you—can ultimately impact someone in extraordinary ways. Meet seven inspirational locals whose personal journeys are making a big difference in the lives of others.

Dec 2013
George Peterson pounds, carves, and cuts salvaged wood and skateboard decks into modern art

Aug 2013
Tryon painter, curator, and rabble-rouser Margaret Curtis goes beyond boundaries

Jun 2013
Elite kayakers take on the Nantahala for the Freestyle World Championships

Mar 2013
With a commitment to sustaining the craft he loves, chairmaker Brian Boggs is leading the handmade furniture industry toward an enduring future.

Mar 2013
Waynesville artist Margaret Roberts transforms watercolor with collage techniques

Jan 2013

Oct 2012
From new outdoor learning environments to reimagined downtown corridors, the nonprofit Asheville Design Center is helping communities create blueprints for brighter futures

Apr 2012
A couple reveals the inner beauty of a North Asheville gem with a timeless revamp

Oct 2011
George W. Vanderbilt's inaugural holiday party in 1895 welcomed 50 guests to the newly completed Biltmore House. Today's elaborate Christmas production at the estate enthralls hundreds of thousands of visitors each season. Here we take you behind the scenes to see just how the celebration unfolds.

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

Jul 2011

Apr 2011
Interior designer Leslie Huntley rehabs and relists an Asheville bungalow

Sep 2010
Meet six people who translate panache into acts of community and enduring pillars of design