Our events are about bringing community members and visitors together to celebrate the arts in all its forms and the many unique places of Haywood County. Your sponsorship helps spread the word far and wide so people can join into these creative experiences, make memories, and preserve the Appalachian craft traditions of Western North Carolina.
Haywood County Studio Tour
The Studio Tour is a two-day self-guided tour where 100’s of visitors are invited into artists’ studios to meet the artist, view demonstrations, and buy art. Studios are sprinkled throughout all of Haywood County bringing visitors to diverse locales both urban and rural. All artists are artist members which are the backbone of our organizational community.
Smoky Mountains Bluegrass Festival: Oct. 28, 2023
Held at the beautiful Maggie Valley Festival Grounds at the peak of leaf season. Our annual fundraiser, the festival brings all the Haywood County Arts Council’s programs, and artists together for a truly one-of-a-kind music themed experience. The festival includes award winning bluegrass bands, music themed vendors, raffles, artist member demonstrations and artwork, a child and adult playground, and local drinks and food.