This vibrant and historic coastal city is filled with festivals and events that celebrate creativity.
A North Carolina Painting Pioneer
The mother of modern-day finger painting opened up a new avenue of learning and self-expression for kids.
On Cardinals & Angels
For one artist in Kernersville, the bird that visits yards and gardens throughout the state, across every season, was a symbol of hope, comfort, and love.
The Art of Exploration
Through the eyes of Greensboro artist Katie Podracky, a challenging year was an opportunity for adventure: In 2020, she and her family visited every state park in North Carolina. Her paintings turn each park into a joyful kaleidoscope of color and memory.
A Guide to Downtown Goldsboro
Inspired by her family’s deep Wayne County roots, a business owner showcases her hometown’s multicultural cuisine, rich history, and vibrant arts scene.
Video: Painting Our State Parks
In 2020, Greensboro artist Katie Podracky and her family decided to visit every state park in North Carolina. Then she added another challenge: a painting per park.
The Happy Painter in Asheboro
A Randolph County artist brings the joy of the holidays to the classes that she teaches in her cozy paint-and-sip studio near downtown.
A Guide to Downtown Lenoir
This mountain town earned a reputation for shipping furniture around the world. Today, an artistic couple and a talented group of creators keep Lenoir’s legacy of fine craftsmanship alive.
21 Artists of the Parkway
The scenic drive from Cherokee to the Virginia state line guarantees beauty in more ways than one. Take a detour off the Blue Ridge Parkway to meet some of the artists inspired by our majestic mountains, wild landscapes, and natural diversity — and to appreciate a different sort of view.