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Shelton House ‘Crafter Showcase Program’

The Shelton House in Waynesville has already made plans for its 2018 season, which promises to be filled with events and opportunities for crafters and the community alike.

The second annual “Crafter Showcase Program” will run April through October and will feature local crafters who will display and sell their crafts to the community.

The Shelton House will be accepting applications for crafters until March 15, with selections made by March 23.



‘Great Smoky Mountain Hammer-In’ 

Haywood Community College and the American Bladesmith Society will present the 10th annual “Great Smoky Mountain Hammer-In” March 23-25 on the HCC campus in Clyde.

The event will include knife-making demonstrations, hands-on blade forging, knife show, auction, Battle of the Bladesmith (the original Forged in Fire) and much more. This year, they will have three former Forged in Fire contestants in the Battle. 

Saturday afternoon is open free to the public. Beginning with a knife show from 12:30 till 2 p.m. At 2 p.m. the Battle of the Bladesmith begins. In this event, four bladesmiths will have three hours to make a knife. At the end, the audience will determine the which smith made the best knife. At 5 p.m. these knifes and other items made during the weekend will be auctioned off to raise money to help cover the cost of the event.  

The registration fee is $75. For more information, call 828.400.7815.


Uptown Gallery March workshops

The Uptown Gallery will offer a handful of upcoming classes at its location on 30 Main Street, in Franklin.

• Easter Egg Gourds Workshop: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 17. Cost is $14 for members and $18 nonmembers and includes all materials. 

• Wine Glass Painting with Alcohol Ink: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 20. Cost is $20 members and $30 non-members and includes all materials. 

• Paint Pouring Workshop: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 24. Fluid acrylic paints will be poured directly onto surfaces. Cost is $25 and includes all materials. 

For more information and/or to signup, call 828.349.4607. 


HCAC local artist demo

As part of Winter Arts Smokies Style in downtown Waynesville, the Haywood County Arts Council will welcome colored pencil artist Patty Coulter to host a demonstration from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 17, in HCAC Gallery & Gifts in Waynesville.

Coulter, received her BED majoring in Art and her Masters in Art Education from the University of Georgia. She and her husband, Chris, and son Chad, stayed in the Athens, Georgia. area where she taught High school art for over 20 years. They retired to Waynesville and built a house here in 2013.  

The couple have both been active members of Haywood County Arts Council for the last five years, with Patty joining the HCAC Board of Directors in January 2018.  

For more information, call 828.452.0593, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.haywoodarts.org


Haywood Arts Council ‘Watercolor & Wax’

The Haywood County Arts Council (HCAC) is excited to announce that the “Watercolor & Wax” exhibit will run through April 28. 

The exhibit features eight local artists, including Barbara Brook, Melba Cooper, Mary Decker, Joan Doyle, Jo Ridge Kelley, Chelsea Summers, Ann Vasilik and Maureen Simon. 

The exhibit will include two- and three-dimensional works of art. The juxtaposition of these two very different mediums will capture imaginations in multiple ways, with works ranging from the ethereal to the corporeal. 

Leigh Forrester, HCAC interim executive director explains, “Like all of our exhibits, this one will feature several of our most talented local artists, but this show promises a great deal of variety in style and content as well.”

Visit the Haywood County Arts Council at 86 North Main St., in Waynesville to view the variety of art for sale. For more information about the HCAC, visit www.haywoodarts.org.



• In support of Youth Art Month, the Uptown Gallery in Franklin will be showing artwork from the students of Trimont Christian Academy, taught by art teacher Nicole Bradford. The reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, March 16, at the gallery. Open to the public. 828.349.4607. 

• Gallery 1 Sylva will celebrate the work and collection of co-founder Dr. Perry Kelly with a show of his personal work at the Jackson County Public Library Rotunda and his art collection at the gallery. All work is for sale. Admission is free. Children are welcome. Gallery 1 has regular winter hours from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday and Friday, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

• The Uptown Gallery will hold an “Easter Egg Gourds Workshop” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 17, in Franklin. Cost is $14 for members and $18 nonmembers and includes all materials. For additional information, contact the gallery on 30 East Main St., at 828.349.4607.

• Mad Batter Food & Film (Sylva) will host a free movie night at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. www.madbatterfoodandfilm.com. 

• The Waynesville Fiber Friends will meet from 10 a.m. to noon on the second Saturday of the month at the Panacea Coffee House in Waynesville. All crafters and beginners interested in learning are invited. You can keep up with them through their Facebook group or by calling 828.276.6226.

• “Paint Nite Waynesville” will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursdays (March 22, April 5 and 19) at Frog Level Brewing in Waynesville. Sign up for either event on the Paint Night Waynesville Facebook page or call Robin Arramae at 828.400.9560. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

• 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. For information, call 828.349.4607.

• 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. 

• Free classes and open studio times are being offered at The Uptown Gallery in Franklin. Join others at a painting open studio session from 6:30 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday or from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Thursday. Bring your own materials and join an ongoing drawing course led by gallery artists from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Friday. For information on days open, hours and additional art classes and workshops, contact the gallery on 30 East Main St., at 828.349.4607. 

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