A&E Briefs

On the Wall

•  “Living With Pride,”  an exhibit dedicated to the Southern Appalachian LGBTQIA+ experience, will run through June 26 at Haywood County Arts Council in Waynesville. The showcase will present contemporary works that celebrate the unique, diverse sense of pride and some of the challenges the LGBTQIA+ community faces while seeking equality. The artwork expresses authentic, diverse viewpoints from the LGBTQIA+ experience unique to Southern Appalachia and Western North Carolina. For more information, click on haywoodarts.org. 

•  WNC Paint Events  brings you “Paint & Sip.” This is a two-hour event, and you leave with your painting. Anyone 21 and up are welcome. Events will be held at the following locations once a month: 828 Market on Main (Waynesville), Balsam Falls Brewing (Sylva), BearWaters Brewing (Canton), Mountain Layers Brewing (Bryson City) and the Rathskeller Coffee Haus & Pub (Franklin). wncpaint.events. 

•  Mountain Makers Craft Market  will be held from noon to 4 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at 308 North Haywood Street in downtown Waynesville. Over two dozen artisans selling handmade and vintage goods. Special events will be held when scheduled. Mountainmakersmarket.com

•  “Thursday Painters” group  will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursdays at The Uptown Gallery in Franklin. Free and open to the public. All skill levels and mediums are welcome. Participants are responsible for their own project and a bag lunch. For more information, call The Uptown Gallery at 828.349.4607 or contact Pat Mennenger at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. See more about Macon County Art Association at  franklinuptowngallery.com  and like, follow and share the Uptown Gallery on Facebook. 

•  A “Foreign Film Series”  will be held at the Jackson County Public Library in Sylva. Each month, on the second and fourth Friday, two movies from around the globe will be shown. This program is in the Community Room and is free of charge. Masks are required in all Jackson County buildings. To find out what movie will be shown and/or for more information, please call the library at 828.586.2016. This event is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Jackson County Public Library. The Jackson County Public Library is a member of Fontana Regional Library. To learn more, click on fontanalib.org

•  Farmer’s Market (with artisans)  will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays through October at 117 Island Street in Bryson City. Stop by the old barn by the river for local, homegrown produce, as well as baked goods, jellies and preserves, authentic crafts, and more. Food truck, picnic tables and live music. Leashed pets are welcome. Outdoor event. 828.488.7857. 

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