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From The Editor

With this issue, we celebrate crafts—the marvelous creations made with function as well as aesthetics in mind—and the talented craftspeople who borrow from tradition and pass on to the future their own innovative ideas in making.

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July Events at the NC Arboretum

Author Victoria Johnson will appear at NC Arboretum’s Education Center Auditorium on Tuesday, July 24, at 6 p.m. for a discussion and signing of her book American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic.

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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.