Opening the doors of creativity: Haywood Arts Studio Tour to be held Sept. 24-25

Smoky Mountain News September 21, 2022 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25. The tour is a two-day, self-guided, free event where Haywood County artists open their studios to the public. For 2022, the celebration will feature 24 studios and over 40 artists in various locations around our backyard. […]

Reflections of WNC

Christine Schlageter’s tactile style brings a sense of place & time. Rapid River September 2022 by Dennis Ray Read the Article Here

HCAC Studio Tour

Rapid River September 2022 by Dennis Ray Read the Article Here

Pastoral Pottery From A True Believer

Asheville Made September 1, 2022 By Tom Kerr Article Waynesville ceramicist Laurey-Faye Dean grew up in a fundamentalist preacher’s family, around churchgoers who were true believers. Then, as a child, she found the Penland Book of Pottery – written by a community of potters from Penland, NC.  “I realized that the people in the book […]

Life in Haywood Exhibit

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 […]

Student Art Showcased at Arts Council

The Mountaineer By Sinclaire Carr July 6, 2022 Jul. 6—The WNC Student Artist Exhibit will run through July 31 at the Haywood County Arts Council. “Involving youth in art and encouraging art education is a main component of our mission,” said Morgan Beryl, HCAC executive director. College students from throughout Western North Carolina were invited […]

Haywood Art Council’s First Pride Event

Blue Ridge Pride By Butch Thompson July 1, 2022 Haywood County Arts Council hosted their ‘Meet the Makers’, part of their first Pride month event. Blue Ridge Pride Center supported, in part, the event through our Community Partner Fund. Working with such groups allows us to help in a small way but more importantly it provides us an […]

Arts Council opens grant applications

The Mountaineer June 17, 2022 The Haywood County Arts Council (HCAC) is now accepting applications for grants funded by the Grassroots Arts Program and has over $27,000 in funds to award.  Morgan Beryl, executive director of HCAC said that the council is particularly interested in seeing applications for projects that are multi-cultural in nature and benefit […]

‘Living with Pride’

Smoky Mountain News By Hannah McLeod For the first time in its 45-year history, the Haywood County Arts Council is celebrating Pride month with its ‘Living with Pride’ exhibit, a collaboration with Waynesville’s own Curatory Gallery.  “We want the arts council to be a safe place for people of all backgrounds and all ages. We […]

‘Living With Pride’ art showcase

Smoky Mountain News May 31, 2022 An exhibit dedicated to the Southern Appalachian LGBTQIA+ experience, the “Living With Pride” art showcase will run June 3-26 at Haywood County Arts Council in Waynesville.  Curated by Ashten McKinney, owner of Curatory Gallery, the opening reception will be held from 6-9 p.m. Friday, June 3, during Art After […]

Norretta L. Taylor

The Mountaineer May 11, 2022 WAYNESVILLE — Norretta Lovvorn Taylor, passed away suddenly after a short illness on Friday, May 6, 2022, at the age of 84 after living a full and beautiful life filled with love, travel, treasured pets, music, and a fabulous collection of friends who will miss her enormously. Norretta was given […]

Haywood Arts Council reopens renovated Haywood Handmade Gallery

The Mountaineer April 28, 2022 A grand opening for the newly renovated gallery of the Haywood County Arts Council in downtown Waynesville will be held from 4-7 p.m. Friday, May 6. The arts council has spent the last three months renovating its gallery space, which has been renamed Haywood Handmade Gallery. “It was tough being […]

Mother Earth exhibit debuts at new Haywood Handmade Gallery

The Mountaineer April 25, 2022 The Haywood County Arts Council unveiled the exhibit Mother Earth at its newly renovated Haywood Handmade Gallery in downtown Waynesville just in time for Earth Day and will run through May. The Mother Earth exhibit challenged artists to create artwork with a sustainability and stewardship theme, using recycled materials if […]

Donor Rights Policy

The Arts Council recognizes that truthfulness, donor confidentiality, and responsible stewardship are the foundations of nonprofit fundraising and has created the following policy to guide fundraising efforts. HAYWOOD COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL DONOR RIGHTS POLICY A. Donor SolicitationsB. Acceptance of ContributionsC. Donor Information and Records By law, we are required to  make Form 990 available to […]