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At Home: Balsam Mountain Preserve

Balsam Mountain Preserve is a low-density private community that brings nature to the forefront of lifestyle. More than 75 percent of the preserve is conservation land boasting beautiful natural resources, including 40 miles of streams and more than 42 miles of trails

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Asheville Gallery of Art Celebrates 35 Years

Asheville Gallery of Art (AGA), the longest continually running gallery in Asheville, celebrates 35 years this October. In honor of the milestone, AGA presents the exhibition Celebration!, a collection of joyful works by the gallery’s artists running through October 31.

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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.