Feb 2024
Nineteen influential women who have had a positive impact on Western North Carolina

Sep 2023
“I’m committed to accommodating every student and challenging each one appropriately.”

Sep 2023
Sculptor Shae Bishop’s mixture of clay and textile reflects on gender, history, and culture

Dec 2022
Clear views Architect Rob Carlton designed the home to take advantage of views of the sky above and valley below.

Dec 2022
A new glassblower at Penland is bringing ethereal emotions to her craft

Sep 2022
Following Hernando de Soto’s historic–and devastating–legacy through the South

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

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
Nate Cotterman uses the most fluid of materials to build a solid career

Feb 2020

Oct 2019
Jeweler Matt Willig handcrafts exquisite wearable sculptures

Aug 2019
Flamework artist Kit Paulson creates intricate glass menageries

Feb 2019
Kenny Pieper’s unbreakable passion for glass

Dec 2018
Locals, especially, can confirm Western North Carolina holds a wealth of riches. From natural wonders and cultural treasures to splurge-worthy experiences, the indulgences afforded in our mountains are, in many ways, priceless.

Dec 2018
The elemental sculptures of Jeannine Marchand

Oct 2018
“It’s an amazing lifestyle. My commute to work is a trek in the woods.”

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

Aug 2018
Blacksmith Elizabeth Brim forges an exceptional body of artwork with an unconventional approach

Jun 2018
Glass works shine in a multi-venue summer series

Jun 2018
Discover what’s new and awesome for all ages in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville, Tennessee

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

Dec 2017
Penland School of Crafts welcomes new director Mia Hall

Oct 2017
Penland-based Terrane Glass Designs artfully raises the bar

Oct 2017
Jenny Lou Sherburne’s Seussian-style pottery delights through color and shape

Aug 2017
FEHLŌ handcrafts home goods by the hundreds

Aug 2017
“My work is about how people relate to each other, and how I arrange the chairs mirrors those relationships.”

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

Apr 2017
Get your outdoor music fix with these free and festive performances

Oct 2016
Penland fellow Seth Gould elevates toolmaking to an art form

Aug 2016
Cristina Córdova’s larger than life paintings grace Penland’s grand new gallery

Dec 2015
Sometimes, smaller is better.

Jul 2015
While remaining true to its past, the world-renowned Penland School of Crafts never stops exploring the reaches of contemporary art

Mar 2015
Penland artist David Chatt proves beadwork can transcend handicraft

Jun 2014
Inspired tours bring art lovers to artists where they live and work

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.

Oct 2013
From opening a new studio to teaching, ceramist Jason Bige Burnett is in art overdrive

Aug 2013
Andrew Hayes’ metal and paper sculpture deconstructs the book

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

May 2012
As the Asheville Art Museum celebrates its expansion, the curator reflects on select pieces in the permanent collection