IT TAKES TWO: Part Big Crafty-style art and craft show, part music festival, Big Love celebrates Asheville from all angles. Photo of the Garage 34 booth by Brandy Bourne

Big Love Festival celebrates over 150 independent local businesses and organizations

As Sunday, Aug. 24, approaches, don’t be alarmed if you see two people at Pack Square Park taking tape measures to sidewalks and other structures. It’s just Big Love Festival co-organizers Brandy Bourne and Justin Rabuck ensuring that their event is meeting safety and venue guidelines. Now in its fourth year, Big Love evolved out of […]

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Going Beyond the Card: Go Local Gets Growing

Go Local gets going: It’s time to kick off the third year of Asheville Grown Business Alliance and Asheville City School’s “Go Local” — the loyalty cards that raises money for local schools and the local economy. Part two of our series looks at how the movement to buy local is growing throughout Asheville and western North Carolina.