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Haywood art studio tour

Waynesville painter Jo Ridge Kelley. Waynesville painter Jo Ridge Kelley.

The Haywood County Arts Council invites all Haywood County studio artists to participate in the annual Haywood County Studio Tour scheduled for Sept. 25-26.

The Haywood County Studio Tour is a two-day, self-guided, free event in which Haywood County artists open their studios to the public. 

To participate, the studio must be in Haywood County. Artists may choose to open their Haywood County studio or to join with another studio host. The HCAC will act as a liaison between artists needing a host site and studios that have space for additional artists. 

The artist/studio application and policies for participation may be found on the Haywood County Arts Council website or picked up from HCAC Gallery & Gifts at 86 North Main Street in Waynesville. Email completed forms to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail to P.O. Box 306, Waynesville, NC 28786. 

The deadline for the completed studio tour application is Monday, May 10. The Haywood County Studio Tour Exhibit Opening Reception will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3, if feasible. The HCAC will follow the NC Governor’s mandates regarding COVID.

For more information about HCAC programs and events, visit

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