River Arts District

Celebrate the season—and the creativity of Southern Appalachia—at one or more of these markets, fairs, and arts communities. Read more


Despite the upscale Orange Peel or the gentrified Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, the unassuming Grey Eagle consistently draws prominent acts and recording artists, and Western North Carolina’s own local talent also shares the venue’s stage. Read more


Christopher Holt

Courtesy of Christopher Holt and Fine Arts League of the Carolinas photos

An athlete in high school, student of literature in college, world traveler and apprentice to a fresco master, Christopher Holt has emerged an artist, teacher, and now director of the Fine Arts League of the Carolinas in Asheville, N.C. Read more