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Heritage

PSABC Presents Asheville School History and Architecture

On Saturday, October 19, the Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County (PSABC) will host Asheville School History and Architecture at Asheville School Chapel at 10:30 a.m. The program will be led by Tom Marberger, a 1969 graduate of Asheville School and a semi-retired administrator. His presentation will cover the beginnings of the school in the context of the late 19th century as...

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Craft Arts

Light-Up Christmas Tree Painting at Claying Around

“We had our first tree painting party last year and people appreciated that the pieces were available at a greatly reduced price, but more than that they loved the nostalgia they represent,” says Claying Around owner Leigh Cohen. “Many people’s parents and grandparents had, or still have, trees like these.”

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Galleries

Blue Spiral 1 Celebrates Street Art

“When I was a child, my father had a piece of the Berlin Wall on his desk that a client had given him,” says participating artist Jeremy Brown. “I was so drawn by what was left of a wall that had been painted over dozens of times with social messages and passion that the work I create is inspired by that.”

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Craft Arts

Center for Craft to Honor John Cram’s Legacy

Cram was a key figure in the revitalization of Asheville in the 1980s and 1990s and a leader in bringing vibrant art and artists back into the area. His work in establishing galleries and renewing the art scene for Asheville has led to numerous recognitions, including the North Carolina Award for fine arts.

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Lifestyle

From the Editor

The very word ‘October’ paints colors on the canvas of the mind, does it not? WNC’s autumn leaves—fiery orange, burnished gold, bright yellow and scarlet red—will be spectacular this year, say those who know.

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Craft Arts

Church Street Art & Craft Show in Waynesville

“This is a festival with natural adventure, including art, beauty, music and dance, surrounded by magnificent mountain views,” says Buffy Phillips, Downtown Waynesville Association executive director. “Guests experience a festival spirit: camaraderie and a rich, historic culture rooted in art, craft, culinary delights, shopping and agritourism for all to enjoy.”

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The Laurel of Asheville lifestyle magazineThe Laurel of Asheville lifestyle magazine is available in both print and digital editions

We are delighted you have chosen us to be your gateway—both through our popular print Asheville lifestyle magazine and our website—to the arts, culture, and communities that comprise the remarkable area that is Western North Carolina. In these pages, you will find behind-the-scenes stories about the region’s concerts, theatre and dance productions, festivals, restaurants, artists, and the multitude of locally-based businesses. We also enjoy bringing you features about the people and organizations who are caring for those in need, protecting our historic heritage, preserving our rich and diverse environment, and nurturing our cultural soul.