We like how Tryon has melded the two signature Southern-style outdoor events of the season — a plant-and-flower sale and an art-and-craft show — into one gathering. Sponsored by the Tryon Arts and Crafts School, the Spring Arts & Flowers Festival is a well-curated consortium of regional vendors. “It’s an idea so natural it’s surprising it doesn’t happen more often,” as we report in the current quarterly issue of our sister publication, Carolina Home + Garden. Check the CH+G website for an upcoming story on Dan Taylor, a Greenville artist whose welded air-plant holders are a popular feature on ETSY. Taylor will show his wares at the two-day event. (www.carolinahg.com)
Tryon Arts and Crafts School, 373 Harmon Field Road, Tryon. Saturday, April 22, 10am-5pm and Sunday, April 23, 11am-5pm. 828-859-8323. tryonartsandcrafts.org.