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Want to paint, sip craft beer?

The “WNC Paint Night” will return to local breweries in Haywood, Jackson and Swain counties.

Events will be held at the following locations: Mountain Layers Brewing (Bryson City) from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 16, Oct. 14, Nov. 11 and Dec. 9; and Balsam Falls Brewing (Sylva) from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 29, Oct. 27, Nov. 17 and Dec. 22; BearWaters Brewing (Canton) from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 30, Nov. 12 and Dec. 23.

Space is limited. Reserve your seat by texting Robin Arramae at 828.400.9560. To learn more, visit the Facebook page @paintwnc or Instagram @wnc_paint_events.



• The Haywood County Arts Council’s annual Haywood County Studio Tour will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 25-26. The tour is a two-day, self-guided, free event in which Haywood County artists open their studios to the public. www.haywoodarts.org.

• An art contest (ages 5 years and up) will be held through Oct. 14 at the Marianna Black library in Bryson City. A fun night complete with face painting for children and other activities will also take place during the “Gallery Night” event from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19. The theme of the contest is “It’s a Beautiful World.” To register for the contest, pick up an application on Monday, Sept. 13, at the library. 

• An educational workshop will be offered by Dogwood Crafters Co-Op, which will be held at the Dillsboro Masonic Lodge. “Painting on Glass, Wood, or Metal” will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16. Patricia Cowen, a charter member of Dogwood Crafters, will help participants turn glass, wood, or metal items into beautiful decorative objects for one's home or gifts. Participants need to bring materials to paint. Cost is $1. Register by Sept. 9. To register, call 828.586.2248.

• The “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 www.franklinuptowngallery.com and follow the Uptown Gallery on Facebook. 

• The Haywood County Arts Council’s “Art Works @ The Library,” a collaborative program between the Haywood County Public Library system and the HCAC, is currently showcasing works by artist Cayce Moyer at the Canton Library. Working in traditional and mixed media, Moyer blends the worlds of high-brow and low-brow work. Classically trained at Savannah College of Art and Design, her portfolio includes drawing, painting, sculpture, illustration, graphic design, murals, and set prop painting for theatre and TV.

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