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Historic Asheville Neighborhood Celebrates Community

The East End/Valley Street Community Heritage Festival takes place Saturday, August 27, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. in Asheville’s Martin Luther King Jr. Park. Much planning and many hours of volunteerism go into the family-friendly East End/Valley Street Community Heritage Festival, which features live music and food vendors throughout the day in one of Asheville's most historic neighborhoods.

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Arts Education Lifestyle

Artists Making News: Ginger Huebner

Giving a TED talk has been on Ginger Huebner’s list of “Big Goals” for a long time. But she admits that despite her plentiful accomplishments—founding and running the Roots + Wings School of Arts and Design, a career as a studio artist, curating and participating in numerous art exhibitions—she always wondered if she “would ever have anything to say.”

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Arts Literature

Book Feature: Discovering the Appalachian Trail

Appalachian Trail enthusiasts Joshua Niven and Amber Adams Niven wanted to create a book about the AT that goes above and beyond other guides. Joshua, a photographer, has hiked the entire trail, and Amber, a writer, continues to add miles to the 1,400 she has already completed.

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Arts Galleries

Behind the Brush at Art MoB August 13–14

Art MoB Studios & Gallery, in Hendersonville, hosts Behind the Brush, a series of demonstrations by five studio artists, on Saturday and Sunday, August 13 and 14, between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Each demonstration lasts 30 minutes and allows visitors to interact with the artist as they work.

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Arts Craft Arts

Craft Guild Celebrates Wood Day August 13

On Saturday, August 13, from 10 a.m to 4 p.m., woodworkers and enthusiasts will gather at the Folk Art Center to celebrate all things wood. Wood Day will showcase a variety of woodworking techniques via demonstrations and interactive, hands-on activities.

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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.