As I write this, it is 20 degrees and getting ready to snow again. We here at Asheville Lifestyle cannot wait for spring to, well, spring! In the hopes of bringing some much-needed color to your world, we’ve put together our Arts & Culture issue. With so many talented artists here, we feel it is vital to showcase such a huge part of what makes Asheville so great. I find not only the commonality of spirit of local artists, but also the divergent and truly unique ways of expressing that art, to be incredible. Art is defined as “the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.” Those last two words really encapsulate the entire definition. We invite you to experience the wide spectrum of emotions that local artists can convey and encourage you to support local artists and galleries across Asheville.

Our Best to You and Yours, 

Alana Bennett

Austin Bennett