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Book Feature: Of Words and Water

The lifetime achievements of Appalachian author Wilma Dykeman grace a new picture book for children that combines an engaging narrative and colorful illustrations to depict Dykeman’s life and her work that brought much-needed attention to the polluted state of the French Broad River in the 1950s.

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An Emergence at Trackside Studios

New life emerges in gardens, forests and streams as we leave winter’s dormancy. Creators, too, wax and wane between fallow and productive times. An Emergence explores this part of the natural cycle through the art of Trackside Studios artists.

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The Laurel of Asheville lifestyle magazineThe Laurel of Asheville 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.