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Arts and crafts show in Cashiers

The Cashiers Arts and Crafts Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 30-31, at the Cashiers Village Green.

With dozens of artisans from which to choose, there will be pottery, artworks, furniture, quilts, jewelry and clothing. Expect to see mountain and nature themes in many of the crafts, from bear sculptures and paintings to handcrafted wooden bowls and ceramics and much more. 

A donation of $3-$5 per adult is encouraged.


Demo of watercolor batik on rice paper 

Artist Barbara Brook of Waynesville will demonstrate Watercolor Batik on Rice Paper for Art League of the Smokies at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, at Swain County Center for the Arts in Bryson City. 

This demo will put a new twist on the ancient art of batik, which is traditionally a wax resist and layers of dye on fabric.

Sponsored by Swain County Center for the Arts and Swain County Schools, anyone who is interested is invited to attend the demonstration free of charge. 

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Tunnel Mountain Crafts celebrates one year

Tunnel Mountain Crafts will celebrate their first year Aug. 30-Sept. 1 in Dillsboro. 

On Aug. 30, the celebration will begin with 20 percent off on selected items, demonstrations and light refreshments.

Demonstrators for the day will be: wood burner Buddy Hogan from 10 a.m. to noon, potter Connie Hogan from noon to 2 p.m., and wrought ironsmith Clyde Bowen from 2 to 4 p.m. Door prizes will be offered every half hour between 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. during operation hours on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. 

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•The Maggie Valley Labor Day Weekend Craft Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 30 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 31 at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds. A variety of fine handmade crafts created by artisans will be for sale. A food drive for the Maggie Valley Methodist Church Food Pantry will also be occurring during the event. All non-perishable items or donations will be accepted. Admission is free. 

•The “Elegance & Spirit: The Costume Designs of Downton Abbey” presentation by Cornelia Powell will held from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Aug. 27, at the Peggy Crosby Center in Highlands. or 828.526.8811.

•Art After Dark continues from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, in downtown Waynesville. Enjoy a stroll through working studios and galleries on Main Street and Depot Street. Flags denote participating galleries. 

•The Balsam Crafters Art/Craft Show will be held Aug. 30 at the Balsam Fire Department. 828.226.9352 or 828.269.8604. 

•The Uptown Gallery will host the First Saturday — Art on Main from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 6 in downtown Franklin.

There will be art and activities on the sidewalk, with the farmer’s market happening nearby. The last Art on Main will be Oct. 4. 828.369.6552.

•The deadline to enter a quilt in the 2014 Smoky Mountain Quilt Show has been extended to Sept. 10. The show will be held Oct. 2-4 at Western Carolina University. Entry forms can be found at 828.293.5004 or 828.508.7916.

•A mystery craft class will be offered by Kountry Krafters Extension and Community Association at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, at the Tuckasegee Wesleyan Church. 828.586.4009.

•The film “The Amazing Spiderman 2” will be screened Aug. 29-31 at The Strand at 38 Main in Waynesville. Screenings are at 7:45 p.m. on Fridays; 2, 5 and 7:45 p.m. on Saturdays; and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $6 per person, $4 for children. Saturday morning cartoons will also be shown at 10 a.m. 828.283.0079 or 

•A landscape-painting workshop for beginners with Jon Houglum will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 29-30 at the Historic Cowee School in Franklin. 828.369.7274 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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