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Cleveland County is nestled at the base of the Blue Ridge mountains just 45 minutes west of Charlotte. Here, away for the crowded parking lots, towering buildings and the rush of nine-to-five you’ll find a place where a spark of creativity runs through everything you see and do. Music fills the air and concert stages. Art galleries sell spoons that have been twisted and transformed into bracelets. Boutiques are filled with hand-dyed scarves colored to match the Carolina skies. Restaurants create meals that are part tradition, part story and 100% delicious.
Walk along the tree-lined streets and you can feel the energy in the air. Call it a creative force. Call it inspiration. It’s something that has been in Cleveland County for generations. It draws in those who love to create and visitors who want to see new things, taste new things and hear new sounds. It’s just about 45 minutes west of Charlotte and a million miles from ordinary.