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.

Aug 2013
Embodying the spirit of tradition, John C. Campbell Folk School invites students to engage their hands in craft, voices and instruments in song, and hearts in community

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 2013
Forager Alan Muskat leads a group into the woods to harvest the ingredients of a wild dinner

Oct 2012
Across cultures and continents, Akira Satake excels in both music and pottery

Apr 2012
How Harvey K. Littleton’s vision sparked an artistic revolution and ignited the Studio Glass Movement.

Dec 2011
Prints and pottery fuse in the hands of ceramist Keith Phillips

Oct 2011
An opening unveils Alex Matisse's newest works straight from the kiln

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

Sep 2011
A new hub for art and history opens in Blowing Rock this month

Aug 2011
Appalachian State University students envision, design, and build a self-sufficient home in hopes of earning top honors.

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

Mar 2011
Uncover treasures, raise your auction paddle, and find home design inspiration with our guide to an eclectic collection of antiques purveyors

Feb 2011
A Hickory festival puts the spotlight on Catawba Valley pottery

Jan 2011
Brew a party with one of these hot numbers

Jan 2011
A Morganton couple’s vibrant revamp of a circa-1880s homestead reflects their love for interior design and craftsmanship

Oct 2010
The shopping season has officially arrived, and we’ve searched stores across the region to help minimize the gift-giving guesswork. Here, you’ll find ideas for the jewelry lover, gentleman, gardener, gourmand, host, and outdoors enthusiast in your life.

Sep 2010
Joel Queen expands on his legacy with contemporary and foreign influences

Jun 2010
A Cashiers home tells the tale of a love affair with primitive art

May 2010
Taking Shape: One potter transforms her body of work

May 2010
Feast for the Eyes: Putting the fun in functional pottery

May 2010
Meet the folks who grow your food during the Family Farm Tour

Apr 2010
This summer, log some miles and celebrate the Blue Ridge Parkway’s anniversary with 75 must-see stops

Apr 2010
Orient Expressed: Judith Duff creates her own translation of Japanese pottery

Dec 2009
Limones’ artful blend of California and Latin cuisine corners a market in Asheville

Oct 2009
Stylish place settings to suit any taste

Sep 2009
Waynesville may be the biggest town west of Asheville, but it retains a neighborly charm

Sep 2009
CooperRiis’s holistic, community-based approach to treatment is setting a new standard in mental health care

Jul 2009
Look beyond Lenoir’s reputation for fine furniture, and you’ll discover a town dedicated to visual arts and simple pleasures

Jul 2009
Friends gather for a rustic trout dinner and tiki-bar bash on the banks of the Tuckaseegee

Jul 2009
Fine dining, football, and fashion in the boroughs of Charlotte, NC

May 2009
Run wild in the natural playgrounds of the Nantahala Gorge (and beyond)

Apr 2009
How Western North Carolina’s craft community became a $200 million force in our local economy