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Performing Arts

SART Presents The Odd Couple and Bright Star

The Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre (SART) presents Neil Simon’s classic comedy The Odd Couple, running June 20–30. Performances take place Thursday– Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in Owen Theatre on the Mars Hill University Campus.

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Galleries Visual Arts

Grovewood Village Open Studio Tour

Every third Saturday of the month from May through October, the ten resident artists of Grovewood Village open their studios to the public for the Open Studio Art Tour. The next tour is scheduled for Saturday, June 15, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The self-guided tours allow visitors to gain insight into the creative process and see recent works.

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Conservation Sustainability

WNC’s Bee Cities: Pollination Month

This month Asheville and Hendersonville, designated Bee Cities, celebrate Pollination Month with a wide range of community events designed to raise awareness of how bees, birds, butterflies, bats and other species pollinate more than 1,200 crops and about 90 percent of all wild plants and trees.

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Entertainment and Music Performing Arts

Dom Flemons Headlines RiddleFest 2019

Traditional Voices Group (TVG) is pleased to announce that RiddleFest 2019 will take place Saturday, June 22, from 7–9 p.m., at the Burnsville Town Center. The event honors Yancey County native Lesley Riddle, an African- American musician who helped create the foundation for today’s country music. Grammy Award-winner Dom Flemons will headline.

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Galleries Visual Arts

Feature Artist: Joyce Henneberry

All of Joyce Henneberry’s fiber fusion art is inspired by nature, a love of which she developed as a child growing up on a small, family farm in Illinois and vacationing in Minnesota where it was common to see bears. She brought that affinity for nature with her when she and her husband, woodcarver Mark Henneberry, moved to Brevard.

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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.