The Asheville Area Arts Council is hosting "MISPRINTS: A Group Exploration into Printmaking, Craft, and Design" curated by and featuring Andy Herod along with 16 other Asheville area artists and crafts people. The opening reception is Friday, July 3rd.
How did the media come to create an American obsession with Merlot only to have it also cause us to almost completely break up with it? Find out about this oft misunderstood varietal along with its close family members in the latest installment of #WineWednesdays.
On Friday, July 17th, the Masonic Temple downtown will host a most unique fashion show event produced by Hatchett Creative Group – a mother-daughter team including salvage artist Darlene Hatchett and jewelry artist Amber Hatchett.
What a freakin’ treat this woman is! Like her beautiful handmade jewelry, she’s super sweet with an edge, a bad-ass with a heart of gold.
If at times it seems there are no two pursuits more antithetical to one another than making money and making art, remember all struggle spurs growth, a vital tonic for creation.


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The Asheville Area Arts Council is hosting "MISPRINTS: A Group Exploration into Printmaking, Craft, and Design" curated by and featuring Andy Herod along with 16 other Asheville area artists and crafts people. The opening reception is Friday, July 3rd.

How did the media come to create an American obsession with Merlot only to have it also cause us to almost completely break up with it? Find out about this oft misunderstood varietal along with its close family members in the latest installment of #WineWednesdays.

Despite what you may think, anyone can participate in “Meatless Mondays.” You don’t have to sacrifice luxurious style, convenience, or eat alone. Join me over the next few Mondays as I share with you hottest “Meatless Monday” options in Asheville.

Matthew Quick, New York Times bestselling author of Silver Linings Playbook, will be sharing his newest novel, Love May Fail, at Malaprop’s Bookstore and Cafe with a reading, Q&A, and signing on Monday, June 29 at 7 p.m.

First, this is a blog about wine and Asheville (obviously). Second, my view is that wine is a delicious drink that can range from poetry in a glass to something fun to sip while you are grilling out, and there is room in this world for both of them!

Michael Franti and Spearhead's infectious sound, based in roots-rock rhythms and swelling, immersive chords, is an expression of the absolute joy of being alive – even when taking on darker subjects.

At 23, she became one of Asheville's youngest brewers, inspired by a family love of beer and the local scene paved by Highland Brewing. Learn about Katie Smith of Twin Leaf Brewing in Asheville's South Slope.

BomBassic headlines this month’s BEAT LIFE show at The Mothlight, happening on June 27. The evening promises to be another experience to remember brought to you by the Asheville Beat Tape Collective, a group of artists and producers who are at the forefront of innovation in sound.

The King Sunny Adé​ show that was scheduled for Wednesday, June 24 at New Mountain has unfortunately been cancelled leaving lovers of African music heartbroken. Check out the original post about his music, legacy, and about the show that truly should have been.

I figure at this point we’ve all been a part of a good debate about digital book reading versus the old fashion way with a paper book. It all comes down to personal preference I guess – but for me, well, I’m a die hard paper book fan and I’ll tell you why.

Ultimately unclassifiable, Jaga Jazzist's music, which has been alternately regarded as nu jazz, acid jazz, electronica, and post-rock, is infectious. Characterized by the creative melding of sounds across genres, performances are energetic, virtuosic, and not to be missed.

So here’s to all of you fearless fathers. For dedicating your lives to your children and for sacrificing your Saturday mornings. You are loved and admired more than you know and today we celebrate you.

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