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HCC Creative Arts Kid’s Camp

Haywood Community College Creative Arts will offer a Kid’s Camp for ages 8 through 12 the week of July 24-28 in Clyde. 

The music and crafts camp will run from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Cost of the camp is $450. Participants will start the day off with two music sessions led by Bryan and Julie McConnell. During the afternoon session, participants will choose from a variety of crafts and projects led by Cheryl Wilkes. 

All supplies are included. Students will need to bring beverages, snacks and lunch. Space is limited. To reserve a spot or for more information, call 828.565.4240.


Balsam Fire Department craft show

The eighth annual “Summer Arts & Crafts Show” will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 1, at the Balsam Fire Department. 

On display will be local handmade items such as handmade baskets, chair caning, crocheted items, hand-sewn items, matted/framed photos, hand-stitched and stamped greeting cards, oil paintings and prints, small hand-painted tiles and wooden spoons, pottery, wood carvings, glazed pecans, ceramics, and more items.  

A portion of the entry fees will benefit the fire department. The event will be indoors with ample parking. 



• Dogwood Crafters will offer a Jewelry Making workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, July 11, at the Dillsboro Masonic Lodge. Judy Wilkey, a member of Dogwood Crafters, will be the instructor. Participants will create a bracelet or a pair of earrings from beads. The instructor will have a supply of beads to select from, or participants may bring their own beads if they wish. Cost is $6. Register to attend by July 3 by calling Dogwood Crafters at 828.586.2248.

• The Haywood County Arts Council “Members Show” will run July 7-29 at Gallery & Gifts in downtown Waynesville. The showcase will feature an array of local artisans and art mediums. Free and open to the public. 828.452.0593 or 

• The Heritage Arts Summer Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 8 at Southwestern Community College’s Bryson City campus. Local artisans, live demonstrations and more. 

• Acclaimed Bryson City painter Elizabeth Ellison’s newest exhibit, “Spirit of Place,” will run through Sept. 4 at the North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville. Exhibit support is provided by The North Carolina Arboretum Society and Smoky Mountain Living magazine. 

• “Paint Nite Waynesville” will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays at Frog Level Brewing in Waynesville. There will also be “Painting at the Porch” at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Southern Porch in Canton. Sign up for either event on the Paint Night Waynesville Facebook page (search event: Brush N. Brew) or call Robin Smathers at 828.400.9560. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

• The documentary “An American Legend — Horace Kephart, His Life & Legacy” will be screened at 7 p.m. July 7 and 2 p.m. July 8 at the Swain Arts Center in Bryson City. Free admission. 856.436.7318. 

• There will be a “Thursday Painters Open Studio” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. at the Franklin Uptown Gallery. Bring a bag lunch, project and supplies. Free to the public. Membership not required. The gallery will also present “Art Adventures,” a hands-on demonstration creating textures with Carol Conti, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 21. For information, call 828.349.4607.

• A “Paint & Sip” workshop will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, June 30, at Gallery Zella in Bryson City. $50 per person, which includes materials. Instructor is Jon Houglum, known as one of the area’s best oil painters. Also on June 30, the gallery will have a “Meet the Artist” reception from 3 to 7 p.m. with painter Jon Houglum and photographer Drew Campbell, which is free and open to the public.

• A “Youth Art Class” will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Saturday at the Appalachian Art Farm on 22 Morris Street in Sylva. All ages welcome. $10 includes instruction, materials and snack. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or find them on Facebook. 

• “Movies on Everett” will screen the film “Captain America” at 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 30, at the Caboose in downtown Bryson City. “Rogue One — A Star Wars Story” will be the July 7 film. Free and open to the public. 

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