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Haywood celebrates Smokies flora

A “Call for Artwork” by the Haywood County Arts Council is currently underway. 

In May, the HCAC will be showcasing our beautiful native wildflowers, flowering shrubs, and trees in the exhibit: “Celebrating the Flora of the Smoky Mountains.” 

Artists must highlight one to three flora subjects in their medium of choice. The plant must be native to the Smoky Mountain region. The representation can range from botanical illustrations to landscapes. However, the plant should be recognizable and included in the title of the piece. 

Contracts are due April 9. For more information, click on www.haywoodarts.org/call-for-artists or pick up a copy at the HCAC in Waynesville. Email completed contract to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

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