July 2014

July 2014
Enjoy a literary libation that offers a taste of the Caribbean

Sierra Nevada’s East Coast brewery overflows with craft beer and so much more

Biscuit Head’s Jason Roy creates preserves from oft-neglected leftovers

Learn to paint and cook, inspired by food and wine

Burnsville artist Mel Chin defies convention and challenges the definition of art

The Southern Outer Banks beckon with pristine beaches, wild horses, and 300 years of swashbuckling lore

Ben Lovett left Hollywood behind for Asheville, but there’s no stopping his rock ‘n’ roll filmmaking

Asheville couturier Anna Toth dishes on denim, fashion feats, and her new fall line

Florence Young Thomas laid the foundation for visual artists in Ashe County

Difficulty: moderate Length: 3.5 miles round-trip

A local singer-songwriter and bluegrass group release new albums, just in time for summer

County: Madison Population: 868

Look but don’t touch the poisonous southern blue monkshood

The aSHEville Museum is set to showcase women’s struggles and triumphs, here and around the world

An Appalachian Summer Festival celebrates 30 years of showcasing the arts

Inspired tours bring art lovers to artists where they live and work

BJ Leiderman turns the dial from National Public Radio to local private life