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Smoky Mountain SpringFest will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Stecoah Valley Center in Robbinsville. Children’s activities, arts/crafts, food vendors and much more. This event is free and open to the public. 828.479.3364 or stecoahvalleycenter.com.  

• “Community Art Day” will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Cowee School Arts & Heritage Center in Franklin. Activities for kids and adults. Free and open to the public. For more information, go to coweeschool.org.

• “Artisan Alley” will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 27, on Phillips Street in Franklin. Homemade gifts, crafts and antiques. franklin-chamber.com.

“Evening of Art & Giving” will be held 4-6 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at the Uptown Gallery in Franklin. The event will be an inspiring celebration of creativity, featuring diverse artworks that reflect the vibrant spirit of our local art community. Presented by the Macon County Art Association. For more information, call Uptown Gallery at 828.349.4607.

• “Far From Home” art exhibition featuring works by Jesse Butner will be displayed April 5-May 3 at the Lo-Fi Gallery in Sylva. Mixed media collection. Opening reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 5, at the gallery, which is located at 503 Mill St. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

“Spark of the Eagle Dancer: The Collecting Legacy of Lambert Wilson” will run through June 28 in the Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee. This exhibition brings together a selection of baskets, pottery, carving, painting, photography and more. To learn more about the exhibition and reception, please click on arts.wcu.edu/spark. The Fine Art Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.

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 • CRE828 (Waynesville) will offer a selection of art classes and workshops at its studio located at 1283 Asheville Road. Workshops will include art journaling, watercoloring, mixed media, acrylic painting and more. For a full list of classes, click on cre828.com. For more information on CRE828, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 828.283.0523.

• Gallery Zella (Bryson City) will be hosting an array of artist receptions, exhibits and showcases. The gallery is open from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. For more information, go to galleryzella.com or call 517.881.0959.

Waynesville Photography Club meets at 7 p.m. every third Monday each month on the second floor of the Haywood Regional Health & Fitness Center in Clyde. The club is a nonprofit organization that exists for the enjoyment of photography and the improvement of one’s skills. They welcome photographers of all skill levels to share ideas and images at the monthly meetings. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or follow them on Facebook: Waynesville Photography Club.

• Haywood County Arts Council (Waynesville) will offer a wide-range of classes, events and activities for artisans, locals and visitors. The HCAC gallery is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. For more information and a full schedule, go to haywoodarts.org.

• Jackson County Green Energy Park (Dillsboro) will be offering a slew of classes, events and activities for artisans, locals and visitors. For more information and a full schedule, go to jcgep.org.

• Southwestern Community College Swain Arts Center (Bryson City) will host an array of workshops for adults and kids. For more information on the upcoming classes and/or to sign-up, go to southwesterncc.edu/scc-locations/swain-center.

• Dogwood Crafters in Dillsboro  will offer a selection of upcoming art classes and workshops. For more information and a full schedule of activities, go to dogwoodcrafters.com/classes or call 828.586.2248.

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