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Performing Arts


On Saturday, March 30, the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center (BMCM+AC) hosts the 9th annual {Re}HAPPENING, an event inspired by John Cage’s 1952 Theatre Piece No. 1, at the Historic Black Mountain College campus at Lake Eden.

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Communities Visual Arts

Haywood Street to Host Talks on New Fresco

Haywood Street Congregation will host an art talk about its new fresco on Friday, March 29, from 8:30–10 am. Principal artist Christopher Holt, along with assistants John Dempsey III, Caleb Clark, Jill Hooper and apprentice Anselme Long, will be present to discuss the development of the fresco and answer questions.

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In Bloom: Trout Lily

Although they go dormant by late spring, trout lilies continue to grow underground and in a few years you should have a nice colony. Plants do best when grown in moist, acidic soils in partial to full shade

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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.