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Art After Dark in Waynesville

Art After Dark will kick off its 2016 season from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 6, in downtown Waynesville.

Enjoy a stroll through working studios and galleries on Main Street and Depot Street. Festive Art After Dark flags denote participating galleries, such as the Haywood County Arts Council’s Gallery & Gifts, Earthworks, Burr Studio, Jeweler’s Workbench, Twigs and Leaves Gallery, TPennington Art Gallery, The Mahogany House, Grace Cathey Sculpture Garden & Gallery, Cedar Hill Studios, Village Framer and more. Many of the galleries will be hosting artist demonstrations and live music, as well as serving refreshments.


Craft classes in Dillsboro

There will be two upcoming educational workshops will be offered by Dogwood Crafters. Both will be held at the Dillsboro Masonic Lodge.

• Huck embroidery will be held from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5. It will be taught by Harriet McKenna, a member of Dogwood Crafters who is know for her needle art skills. Huck embroidery is an old form of embroidery used to decorate fabric, especially huck toweling or monk’s cloth. Cost is $17.

• Basic quilling/frameable art or card embellishment will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 10. It will be taught by a new member of Dogwood Crafters, Lawrie Williams. This is a basic beginner class that makes paper quilling fun and easy to learn. Learn to loop/twirl multiple strips of paper into colorful flowers, butterflies, seashells, and more. Cost is $18.

Registration is due by April 29. Call 828.586.2435 or email 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 “May the 4th Be With You!” Star Wars celebration will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, at the Canton Public Library. Star Wars snacks and a special movie screening. 

• The Mother’s Day Gemboree will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 6-8 at the Macon County Community Building in Franklin. Sponsored by the Macon County Gem and Mineral Society. 

• The Highlands Road Gem Show will be held May 5-8 at the corner of U.S. 441 and Highlands Road in Franklin. Rock, minerals, rough and cut gems, supplies, and more. Admission is free. 828.369.6341 or 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.. 

• Western Carolina University’s Fine Art Museum is partnering with the WCU School of Art and Design to host an exhibition of works by first-year students in the Master of Fine Arts Program. The “Next Wave” exhibition runs through Friday, April 29, featuring work by Brendan Best, Ali Burnette, Javier Fox, G. Vincent Gaulin, Martha Neaves, Zach Rogers, Don Sawyer and Charlotte White. A public reception and performance will be held to close out the installation, from 4 to 6 p.m. April 29. 

• An artist talk entitled, “The State of Contemporary Southern Art,” will be given by J. Richard Gruber, Ph.D., former director of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans. It will be held at 2 p.m. April 29 in the Bardo Arts Center (Room 130) at Western Carolina University. Gruber is this year’s juror for the 48th Annual Juried Undergraduate Exhibition.

• After-School Art Adventure will be on from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. on Tuesdays at The Bascom in Highlands. For ages 5 to 10, Art Adventure is a class that explores the creative process of drawing, painting, printmaking, clay, sculpture, fiber art, and crafts by utilizing a variety of media. The students will investigate some of the most popular techniques and theories in art history and will be exposed to contemporary as well as folk art traditions. Tuition is $40 for a four-class package. 

• The Imagination Station children’s program will be held from 10 a.m. to noon April 30 at The Bascom in Highlands. Wake up to art. Bring your friends each Saturday to create a new art project. Projects include painting, drawing, mixed media, sculpture, and clay — the sky’s the limit. For ages 5 to 10. $20 per class. 

• The “Come Paint with Charles Kidz Program” will be at 4 p.m. April 28 at the Charles Heath Gallery in Bryson City. $20 per child. Materials and snacks included. 828.538.2054.

• “Stitch,” the community gathering of those interested in crochet, knit and needlepoint, meet at 2:30 p.m. every first Sunday of the month at the Canton Public Library. All ages and skill levels welcome. 

• The fourth annual Birdhouse Bash is currently underway. Bring complete birdhouses to the Second Blessing Thrift Shop in the Frog Level District of Waynesville by May 5. The birdhouses will be part of the silent auction at the “Whole Bloomin’ Thing” festival. For more information, call 828.476.4231 or 828.734.1570. 

• A community art group meets at 10 a.m. every Wednesday at the Hudson Library in Highlands. 828.526.3031. 

• The films “Fargo” (7:30 p.m. April 28), “Now You See Me” (6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. April 29) and “Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy” (2 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. April 30) will be screened at Mad Batter Food & Film in Sylva. Free.

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