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Artist Residency Program Furthers LGBTQ Liberation

Modern history is filled with evidence of the importance of artistic expression in collective movements for social justice. The Campaign for Southern Equality continues this legacy with a program aimed at empowering queer artists to explore the intersections of personal narrative and political organizing.

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Arts Galleries

Number 7 Arts Features New Artists, Gift Ideas

Number 7 Arts, a cooperative gallery in downtown Brevard, offers holiday shopping with its latest members’ show Favorite Things, which includes small works, jewelry, gift cards and limited-edition ornaments celebrating things that are special to the gallery’s artists

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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.