December 9, 2015 Written by

Some may define the appreciation of fine art and culture as an ethereal experience, something that resonates following an esoteric encounter with expressions of elegance, grandeur, the sublime. While that crowded sentence may ring with complexity, the mystic mechanisms for recognizing art’s beauty are imperceptible.

We at The Park on Main, the luxury hotel in the Southern Appalachian Mountains, appreciate – at least on one level – the grand tones flowing through the tendons of the human spirit. We reside magnificently in Highlands, North Carolina, a town known for both its art community and coterie of artists.

Voted in 2013 by ArtPlace as one of America’s Top 12 Small-Town ArtPlaces, Highlands is rich in artistic expression with live theater, live music, museums, art galleries, a world-class nature center and lectures.

ArtPlace America (ArtPlace) is a nonprofit organization that collaborates with foundations, federal agencies and financial institutions to elevate arts and culture in community planning and development efforts.

ArtPlace Director Carol Coletta said in 2013: “ArtPlace announced America’s Top 12 ArtPlaces in major metropolitan areas — vibrant communities identified as being exceptionally successful in combining the arts, artists, and venues for creativity and expression with independent businesses, restaurants and a walkable lifestyle. It is equally important to recognize and celebrate dynamic Small-Town ArtPlaces and the unique qualities that make them well worth the journey to explore and enjoy.”

Visit Highlands, North Carolina and discover beautiful art

Highlands Is Rich In Culture and Arts

The cultural arts are alive and doing well in Highlands, North Carolina. This is a world for refined tastes, packaged almost mischievously in small-town USA, a hidden treasure that had to be tucked into the rolling wonder of the Western North Carolina mountains. This is Main Street Mayberry and Manhattan SoHo. This is the broad beauty of graceful human style.

Go to the Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center to explore the rich cultural and art opportunities available in Highlands, North Carolina.

Take a look at Art Glass Creations or the Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center. Visit Ck Swan Gallery or the Highlands Historical Society. The Highlands® Playhouse, the Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival and the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts are sure to entice. How about the Highlands-Cashiers Players for a local show with local performers? The Center for Life Enrichment offers lectures and classes. Galleries? Mill Creek Gallery and Framing, Robert A. Tino Gallery or The Bascom, A Center for Visual Arts.

Want to stroll through a museum? Go to the Museum of American Cut and Engraved Glass.

Book your suite today at The Park on Main, at the corner of Mayberry and Manhattan!

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About The Park on Main

The Park on Main hotel is located in the quaint village of Highlands, North Carolina, a picturesque mountain retreat nestled in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. A boutique style hotel, the Park on Main offers 24 luxury suites, each facing an exquisitely landscaped central park-like garden terrace.

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