See a new addition to the Quilt Trail in Iron Duff

Quilt Trail - Barn Quilt Installation

The Mountaineer By Rachel Moore September 30, 2021 When alpaca farmers Candace and Larry Wingo moved to an Iron Duff farm from Texas four years ago, Candace knew she wanted something unique to add to her barn. In Texas, they had a Texas flag painted on their barn roof. In North Carolina, they decided it […]

Support the arts — celebrate the Smoky Mountains Bluegrass Festival Oct. 23

Balsam Range - Smoky Mountains Bluegrass Festival

The Biltmore Beacon By Carol Viau September 29, 2021 The Smoky Mountains Bluegrass Festival is a fundraiser for the Haywood County Arts Council (HCAC) and promises a blend of music, food and drink, auctions, lawn games for adults and activities for children. “It’s going to be quite the event,” said Morgan Beryl, HCAC executive director. […]

Barreling toward recovery: BearWaters Brewing rises from the floods

Bear Waters Brewing Flood

The Mountaineer By Becky Johnson September 28, 2021 It was a mere six weeks ago when Kevin Sandefur stood on a hill above Canton watching the floodwaters rage through downtown as darkness closed in. Hours earlier, Sandefur and his crew at BearWaters Brewing were sloshing through knee-deep water, making a noble effort to stave off […]

‘Bear, Elk, Trout — Oh My!’ Opening at Arts Council Gallery

Haywood Arts Council - Brook Trout

The Mountaineer September 26, 2021 “Bear, Elk, Trout – Oh My!” is the Haywood County Arts Council’s next exhibit, opening Friday, Oct. 1 at its Main Street gallery in downtown Waynesville. Artist members were tasked with exploring Western North Carolina’s unique ecosystem through the wildlife that calls it home. The exhibit includes local animals of […]

Catch a sneak preview of artists on the Haywood County Studio Tour

L. Blount

The Mountaineer August 31, 2021 After a year off, Haywood County Arts Council’s Studio Tour is returning this month, complete with a companion gallery exhibit from Sept. 3–25 featuring pieces by participating artists. The studio tour is a two-day, self-guided event, where visitors can meet over 40 artists in 24 studios across Haywood County during […]

Announcing The 2021 Chrysalis Award:

Rachel David - Haywood County Arts Council

Rachel David winner of the James Renwick Alliance for Craft 2021 Chrysalis Award Rachel David, blacksmith, sculptor and designer, is the winner of the 2021 James Renwick Alliance for Craft Chrysalis Award. David’s innovative forging of metal into shapes and forms referencing bodies and landscapes provides an unexpected unique, provocative commentary on social and environmental […]

Haywood County Studio Tour

Rapid River By Dennis Ray Vol. 25, No. 1 – September 2021 Click the link below to see article:

Haywood County Venue Announces An Event-Packed Agenda

Asheville Made By Paul H. Howey August 1, 2021 A Clear Vision in the Smoky Mountains  Ever since it was founded in 1977, the Haywood County Arts Council (HCAC) has played a key role in bringing dance, music, and visual art to the area’s residents and visitors, with both an international and microregional focus. In […]

New HCAC Director Fosters Creative Community

Dog Playing Fetch

Smoky Mountains News By Hannah McLeod September 1, 2021 In June, Morgan Beryl took over as executive director of the Haywood County Arts Council. She has lived all over the United States and studied an array of subjects, but her love for the arts and the outdoors brought her to Haywood County.  Beryl is from […]

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 […]