There are plenty of free virtual and in-person exhibits and educational opportunities in and around Asheville. Poets and visual artists are also being called to submit works for a pair of contests.
On Saturday, Feb. 2, the Rural Heritage Museum will open its latest exhibit, A Fountain of Youth in the Southern Highlands: A History of Hot Springs, North Carolina.
From the Ani Katuah to white settlers and tobacco farmers, barns and buildings have played a central role in defining the culture of the Southern Appalachians. Shelter on the Mountain: Barns and Building Traditions of the Southern Highlands traces the evolution of local building practices.