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Locally Made Visual Arts

Shaker and Salt Debut New Line at Mica Gallery

“Our artistic aspiration is to make technically proficient, well-designed objects that people covet.” Glassware by Shaker and Salt, a collaborative production line created by artists Courtney Dodd and Nick Fruin, will be on display at Mica in downtown Bakersville from Thursday, June 20, through August 19.

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Craft Arts

Blue Ridge Heritage Weekend

The Blue Ridge Craft Trails, which link 75 craft sites across 25 WNC counties to promote craft businesses and brand the region as a leading craft destination, recently awarded an anchor position to the Historic Shelton House Museum of North Carolina Handicrafts in Haywood County.

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Performing Arts

Terpsicorps Dance Brings Diverse Repertory to Asheville

The performances are choreographed by Terpsicorps’ artistic director Heather Maloy and feature acclaimed dancers from both US and international companies. “Repertory evenings are planned to showcase a diverse range of dance styles, themes and moods, creating an evening that has something for everyone to enjoy,” says Maloy.

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From The Editor

Poet James Russell Lowell nailed it. “And what is so rare as a day in June?” he penned. “Then, if ever, come perfect days.” The “high-tide” of the year, he called it.

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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.