Smoky Mountain News

December 7, 2022

The Haywood County Arts Council invites community members to join in the gift-giving spirit through its first mini-fundraiser in the form of making art and delighting taste buds at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, at the HCAC in Waynesville.

HCAC, two of their artist members, and Bosu’s wine shop are teaming up to provide the experience located in HCAC’s downtown Waynesville gallery. 

“Bosu’s is a long supporter of HCAC. We believe that keeping the arts as a focal point downtown supports our local economic vitality” said Bosu’s co-owner Stephanie Strickland, who is donating the supplies and her staff’s time to HCAC for the event. 

Called “Wine & Workshop,” the event includes learning to paint wine glasses, making gift tags, and tasting a flight of three wines complimented with individual charcuterie boards. 

“During the event, we’ll have our staff there to explain the unique attributes of three different wines and how the items on the individual charcuterie boards are complemented by them,” Strickland said. 

The wines highlighted will be Hayes Ranch Chardonnay, Breca Rosé, and Harlow Ridge Cabernet.

The artists sharing their skills and donating their time are well-known and longtime community members, Barbara Brook and Linda Blount. Both HCAC artist members are painters, HCAC volunteers, and sell in the retail gallery.

The cost is $100 per person. Space is limited to 10 people total and is filling up fast. Reserve your spot by registering online at