The Little Town That Rocks: Black Mountain’s rocking chair campaign in 2nd year

From a press release:

The Little Town That Rocks: Black Mountain’s rocking chair campaign in 2nd year

Black Mountain, “The Front Porch of Western North Carolina,” is showcasing over 30 rocking chairs placed strategically around town and at area visitor centers for this summer’s second “The Little Town that Rocks” campaign by the marketing council of the Black Mountain-Swannanoa Chamber of Commerce. This year’s medium is photography from both amateurs and Professional photographers. The chairs showcase the area’s icons, landscape, lifestyle and nature. They are truly one-of-a-kind “rocking” works of art, depicting life and nature in the friendly, picturesque town of Black Mountain.

The chairs may be viewed online at, which features a chair gallery, location map, lists of sponsors and photographer information. Stroll around town and find your spot to rock and relax. Pick your favorites now, and then attend the auction in October. Proceeds from the auction benefit the Chamber’s Marketing Council, which assists with marketing and tourism for the area.

“Come rock with us,” says Black Mountain-Swannanoa Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Bob McMurray. “Get to know Black Mountain and the Swannanoa Valley, its artists, and its businesses. Enjoy our art and craft galleries, unique retail shops, restaurants and pubs, then relax and rock awhile in one of these collectible rocking chairs. Explore our hiking trails and greenways. Stay in a cabin, historic inn, B&B, or hotel; and hear great music at local venues and free outdoor concerts.”

A complete calendar of Black Mountain and Swannanoa events is available online or via the Black Mountain app. For more information, contact the Black Mountain-Swannanoa Chamber of Commerce at 800-669-2301 or

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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