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North Carolina is known throughout the world for its pottery traditions, literary legacy, arts institutions, music from Southern Appalachian, jazz, blues, and gospel traditions.

Symphonies. Bluegrass festivals. Orchestras. Gospel jubilees. Fiddlers conventions. Clogging jamborees. The state is alive with the sounds of all sorts of music.

We invite you to experience the best of North Carolina’s cultural life. Explore our story ideas, review our cultural trails, Blue Ridge Music, North Carolina Crafts, Cherokee Heritage, and African American Culture to help you plan your coverage.

While the arts make our communities vital and provide cultural offerings for visitors and residents alike, it’s also big business in North Carolina. For ideas about the economic value of arts in the state review the Creative Economy Research and the smART Initiative.