Drew Petersen

July 2 - July 26, 2014

During the month of July Gallery 86 will feature 18 artist members with a mixed media exhibit. All of these artists support and volunteer their time and talents to the Haywood County Arts Council. Over the years Waynesville and the surrounding area has become a destination for artists who live and work in the local community. This exhibit is showcasing their creative talents.

Click on the Artists menu button above for a list of the artist members.


Award-winning pianist virtuoso Drew Petersen will bring his international concerto experiences to the Haywood Arts Regional Theatre in the mountains of Haywood County on August 15 at 7:30 p.m.

 Tickets ($22) are available at
HCAC or H.A.R.T.

Sunday Concert Series
August 17, 2014

Sven Hoosen

Waynesville Public Library features Sven Hoosen, mountain dulcimer performer, on the 17th of August at 3:00 p.m. in the meeting room. Sven, who performed for ArtFest 2014 in downtown Waynesville, has performed for the Sunday Concert Series in the past and is always warmly received by his audiences. Sven's songs, melodies, and ballads will charm your heart and sway your soul to the dance of life in all its loveliness. Come and enjoy!

Larry G. Davis, hailing from Ridges Mountain in Randoff County, North Carolina, is a former studio musician of Nashville, Tennessee, and a solo guitarist performing in classical, jazz, and other genres. Larry will be performing at the Canton Public Library on August 17th at 3:00 p.m. in the meeting room. Larry has a God-given talent that ranks with some of the world's finest guitar players according to Rod Davis, a famous radio and TV personality - "He's got real magic on stage!" Come and enjoy!

These concerts are sponsored by Friends of the Library and coordinated and hosted by the Haywood County Arts Council. They are free (donations welcomed) to the public and provide excellent forms of instruction and entertainment.


45th Annual Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival,
Sundays, June 29 – July 27

The 2014 Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival has another exciting season planned for your enjoyment.

  • We will be performing some of the most beautiful chamber music ever written, such as great standards by Beethoven, Dvořák, Schubert, and Schumann as well as many other interesting and varied selections that will be sure to please and delight our audiences.
  • This summer we again welcome back both the Enso Quartet and the Jasper Quartet. Inessa Zaretsky, and Paul Nitsch will be back on the piano, as well as the usual complement of wind players.
  • Of special interest is the third program which will be all-American music featuring soprano Felicia Moore performing premiers of Inessa Zaretsky’s songs based on the poems of Carl Sandburg, who spent a good deal of time in Western North Carolina, and a chamber music arrangement of one of the most beautiful pieces ever written, Knoxville: Summer of 1915 by Samuel Barber.

2014 Waynesville Schedule
at the Performing Arts Center


Program 5
  • String Quartet, Op. 18 No. 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Twilight Music (1985) by John Harbison
  • Quartet in G Major, Op.106 by Antonín Dvořák

July 27
7:30 p.m.        


Ticket prices, including a 7% sales tax, for the 2014 season are

  • $80.25 season ticket
  • $21.40 single ticket
  • Students age 25 and under will be admitted free of charge with presentation of an appropriate student ID.

Tickets may be purchased at the door prior to the concert in any of our locations. Tickets for the Waynesville series can be pre-ordered from the Haywood County Arts Council (see below).