Arts & Culture

North Carolina is a land rich in culture, art and creative diversity. Our State magazine brings you features about the people and places of North Carolina.


Eighteen Holes With Tiger Woods

Golf’s biggest superstar is playing in Greensboro for the first time. We sent our senior writer out to follow...

Durham Street Piano Project Takes The 88 Keys Outdoors

Forget the idea that the piano is an indoor instrument. Tom Merrigan has.

Saving Soles at Man Mur Shoe Shop

For more than 30 years, cobblers at Man Mur Shoe Shop in Raleigh have given new life to everything...

Greensboro’s Found Collection Showcases Sharecroppers’ Denim

Discovered in the woods, a collection of old overalls, shirts, and jeans sheds light on how we used to...

Mary Jo’s Cloth Store Provides Bolts of Inspiration

From orange organza to polka dot polyester to satin in more shades than a bridesmaid can imagine, Mary Jo’s...

At Hudson’s Hill, Denim is The Deepest Blue

Blue Bell, Cone, Wrangler, and Lee — Greensboro has a long history with denim. Now, two men are trying...

Now Fashion Statements, Trucker Hats Were Born Out of Necessity

Without plastic mesh and a foam front, it’s not the genuine article.

Raleigh Artist Gabe Bratton Gives Lace A New Look

A Raleigh artist transforms that most feminine, fragile, and traditional Southern fabric into jewelry both heirloom and contemporary.

Canines for Service Trains Dogs to be Man’s Best Friend, and More

The dogs of Canines for Service are incomparable companions.