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.


A Carolina Collage: The Wells Stockyard Flea Market

For decades, eclectic bits and pieces from around the world have found their way to Wallace. But they never...

“Red Clay Reader” Rooted in Southern Soil

In the ’60s, a professor and her students created a magazine for writers rooted in Southern soil.

The Red Clay Ramblers

Shaped by the ever-changing music scene in Chapel Hill, the Ramblers have always been experimenters.

Not Just An Ol’ Hound

When it came time to pick a state dog, the Plott family knew there was only one canine in...

Hoopskirt Dreams: Wilmington’s Azalea Festival Belles

During the Azalea Festival in Wilmington, the city’s Azalea Belles follow a slow, graceful path to the past.

The Unreliable Reader

An introduction to "10 Poems Every North Carolinian Should Read" by two-term U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins.

10 Poems Every North Carolinian Should Read

Indulge in the diverse beauty of North Carolina by reading these poems aloud.

The Mythic School of the Mountain: Black Mountain College

Brilliant artists, poets, and intellectuals established Black Mountain College’s reputation as a bastion of innovative thinkers. The college’s brief,...

The Story Collector

Cratis Williams’s love of Appalachia helped inspire a special library collection, where the story of the region continues to...