The Mountaineer

August 30, 2022

For all those Haywood County Lovers out there, the September Haywood County Arts Council’s “Life in Haywood” exhibit, which is presented by the Town of Waynesville is the one for you.

The exhibit features artist work that is inspired by Haywood County. “Each artwork will be accompanied by an artist’s statement which will connect the viewer with the location or aspect of Haywood County that inspired the creator” said Morgan Beryl, the Arts Council’s executive director.

The Friday, Sept. 2 reception will be a fun event with music from the Junior Appalchian Musicians (JAM) instructors and a demonstration by quilter Karen Stockwell. The instructors will be highlighting the upcoming fall semester of the JAM program, which starts on Sept. 6 for grades 4th– 12th.

“I’m honored to sponsor this exhibit specifically because as a native of Haywood County, I have been blessed to be able to enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds us daily. I am excited about the works that the beauty of Haywood County has inspired” said Stephany Smathers of Hazelwood’s Lift your Spirits, who sponsored the exhibit’s reception.

The exhibit runs through Oct. 2, 2022. The Haywood Handmade Gallery is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and 11 a.m.–4 p.m. on Sundays. For more information visit