The Mountaineer

By Vicki Hyatt

September, 24 2022

CANTON — This year’s Haywood County Studio Art Tour offered a new experience for art lovers. In addition to being able to visit artists in their work studio, there were artists and demonstrations for two days at Sorrells Street Park.

There were two dozen working art studios and galleries on the self-guided tour, giving tour goers a chance to meet the artists, see demonstrations and buy art.

Sorrels Street Park was the hub for the event. It’s where tour goers picked a map of the studio locations and browsed the marketplace of artists set up on the lawn.

In addition to artist booths, Sorrells Street Park has live music, food trucks and make-and-take art projects for kids. You can even grab a paint brush and add your own touch to banners commemorating the 100th anniversary of the the Pisgah/Tuscola football rivalry that will be used for this year’s rivalry game on Oct. 14.