Friday, September 29, 9 – 10 am: Join us for the first ever Artist Morning Meetup open to ALL ARTISTS, HCAC members and non-members! Bring your artist friends! This is an opportunity to meet fellow artists, share works in-progress, or even work on pieces together!
Last Friday of each month 9-10 am, beginning Sept 29th
Times Square Bagel, downstairs gathering room: 176 N Main St Waynesville
Friday, October 13, 2023, 5 – 7 pm, Creation Class: Watercolor Fall Leaf
Class Instructor: Joan Doyle
Class Objectives: Students will learn the basics of working in watercolors and how to layer colors and textures.
Class Description: All materials for the completion of a watercolor painting will be provided. Paper, board, brushes, palette, paints, water cups, paper towels, hairdryer, pencils, eraser. We will do some small exercises relevant to the painting and then jump in after I demonstrate each step.
Duration: Two Hours
Time: 5 – 7 pm
Class Location: Haywood Handmade Gallery, 86 N. Main Street Waynesville, NC
Class Cost: $45
Age Limit: 18+ Years
Tuesday, October 17, 2023, 5:30 – 7 pm: Wine & Workshop, Decoupage Pots
Led by: Barbara Brooks
Duration: 1.5 hours
Time: 5:30 – 7 pm
Class Location: Twigs & Leaves Gallery, 98 N. Main Street, Waynesville, NC
Class Cost: $75
Age Limit: 21+ Years
Saturday, October 28, 2023, 11 am – 6 pm, The Smoky Mountains Bluegrass Festival: 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.
- 11 am: Community jam with the Haywood Ramblers. Bring your instrument and learn from the professionals!
- 12 pm: The Blue Ridge Girls
- 1 pm: Wildfire
- 2:45 pm: Appalachian Road Show
- 4:30 pm: Balsam Range
- Tickets Available now through October 28: $55
- Add a rented folding chair to your ticket: $5, no fees except sales tax!
- Youth Under the age of 12: FREE
- Discounts for veterans and seniors are available, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
What’s New?: Features work that illustrates new techniques, materials, and themes HCAC artist members are pursuing. Artist statements will include a description of what is new and why the artist is experimenting with these new techniques.
Exhibit Dates: August 30 – November 13, 2023
Friday, November 3 from 5:30 – 8:30: Art After Dark
- Artist Demonstration TBD
Small Works: Features work that is 12 x 12 or smaller and ornaments to encourage giving the gift of creative spirit. Artists are encouraged to create work that is multicultural in nature.
Exhibit Dates: November 15 – December 31, 2023
January 24 – March 3: LOVE
Exhibit Dates: January 24 – March 3
Exhibit Description: In conjunction with Love the Arts on Main Street, the inaugural 2024 exhibit is all about LOVE. Love is a powerful emotion that unites individuals. It transforms and inspires us. Don’t miss the opportunity to celebrate the season of love in our gallery!
March 6 – April 7: Challenge Me: Art Created by Differently Abled Artists
Exhibit Dates: March 6 – April 7
Exhibit Description: Differently abled artists show that creativity is unlimited. Celebrating their work establishes their presence in the artistic world. This specially curated exhibit highlights the art from a local non-profit organization.
April 10 – June 2: Wings
Exhibit Dates: April 10 – June 2
Exhibit Description: Wings are used by animals and in man-made vehicles. They provide lift and propulsion through the air. Artists let their creativity take fight in an exhibit to dazzle and delight us!
June 5 – 30: Pets
Exhibit Dates: June 5 – 30
Exhibit Description: Pets offer companionship and love and can improve our health and well-being. They can bring immense joy and support into our lives. We honor our pet companions in this summer exhibit!
July 3 – Sept. 1: Textures
Exhibit Dates: June 5 – 30
Exhibit Description: Whether we can feel or see them, they are everywhere in our daily lives. They range from the fabric of our clothing to the surfaces of our walls. In art, texture plays a vital role in emphasizing certain aspects of a piece. Explore all the textured pieces in this exhibit!
September 4 – October 27: Kaleidoscope: An Exploration of Color & Shapes
Exhibit Dates: September 4 – October 27
Exhibit Description: The kaleidoscope offers an endless array of colors, shapes, and amusement for all ages. This exhibit provides visual stimulation through pattern recognition and color, inspiring artists to explore the world of shapes and colors.
Oct. 30 – End of Year: Small Works 2024
Exhibit Dates: October 30 – End of Year
Exhibit Description: It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Our annual exhibit, Small Works remains a community favorite! This exhibit features work that is 12 x 12 inches or smaller and ornaments to encourage giving the gift of creative spirit.
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