Shadow Play: Benjamin Moore’s 2017 Color Of The Year

As 2017 gets towards its mid-point, we enjoy reviewing various colors of the year to see their staying power. Pantone has "Greenery," Sherwin Williams has "Poised Taupe," and PPG/Pittsburgh Paints has "Violet Verbena." But after going to High Point's Spring Market, and the AIA and talking to … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Merlefest Time!

Merlefest  is a huge “traditional +” music festival held on the grounds of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, NC. It was founded by Grammy® Award winning musician, Doc Watson, in honor of his son, Merle. It attracts crowds exceeding 80,000 over the course of the weekend, making it one of the … [Read more...]

Dreamwalls Antique Mirror: First Quality

Dreamwalls Antique Mirror is created by what we call a "first quality" process. To fully understand what that means, it helps to understand how antique mirror is normally made. In the past, antique mirror was created as a secondary process. The maker would take a normal mirror and strip it of its … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Celebrate Nat’l Quilting Day at the NC Arboretum

Tomorrow, March 18th, is National Quilting Day. It's a day to celebrate the art of quilt making and all of the folks who work hard to create those distinctive patterns and designs. Quilting, which dates all the way back to ancient Egypt, is definitely a labor of love. It takes time, patience and … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: SECOND LOOK: Recycled for the Sake of Art

The Theatre Art Galleries facility in Highpoint, NC has been the primary provider of visual arts in the area since they opened in 1975. They offer a great selection of performing and visual art exhibits all throughout the year, including their most recent exhibit called SECOND LOOK: Recycled for the … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Inspire Your Heart with Art Day

It's time to get inspired! Next Tuesday, January 31st, is National "Inspire Your Heart with Art" Day. The holiday was designed to celebrate the positive impact that all of the arts have on our lives. Whether you enjoy viewing paintings at a museum or taking in a concert at a local venue, art affects … [Read more...]

The History and Art of Glass Christmas Ornaments

  The Center for glass art Meisenthal France creates lovely blown and molded Christmas decorations each year.  Located in Meisenthal, a community in Lorraine of north-eastern France, the village is famous for the Centre International d’Art Verrier. Glass has been produced in Meisenthal … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Pumpkin Guts for a Great Cause

It's all about guts this Saturday in Charlotte, NC. Well, guts and making some well-deserved wishes comes true, when the annual GUTS event takes place at the NC Music Factory. The event is a friendly pumpkin carving competition whose goal is to raise money and awareness for the Make-A-Wish … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: John Coltrane International Jazz & Blues Festival

This weekend, September 3-4, the 6th annual John Coltrane International Jazz & Blues Festival will be held in High Point, NC. Coltrane is a legendary saxophone player and one of our state's most famous natives. The festival aims to keep his influence on music alive. John Coltrane was born … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Airlie Gardens

Warm temps and blue skies make this the perfect time of year to get outside and enjoy nature. One great place to do that here in North Carolina is at the Airlie Gardens. Located in Wilmington, Airlie has been one of the top botanical spots in the state ever since it was opened to the public in 1999. … [Read more...]