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Haywood Arts ‘Pets’ exhibit

A recent piece by HCAC artist member Rose Hardest. Donated photo A recent piece by HCAC artist member Rose Hardest. Donated photo

The Haywood County Arts Council (HCAC) will unveil its latest exhibit, “Pets,” with an opening reception from 6-9 p.m. Friday, June 7, at the Haywood Handmade Gallery at the HCAC in Waynesville. 

This event coincides with the Art After Dark festivities in downtown Waynesville, promising an evening brimming with great local art, refreshments, live music and fellowship.

“Pets” extends a warm invitation to both locals and visitors, inviting them to immerse themselves in the artistic talents on display, with each piece capturing the unique essence of cherished pets.

Generously sponsored by Smoky Mountain Dog Bakery and the Animal Hospital of Waynesville, this exhibit also welcomes community partner Misfit Mountain to the opening reception. Their presence offers insight into pet fostering and adoption in our community.

HCAC artist member Nory Lopez will be at the reception as well, demonstrating how she burns designs onto her beautiful hats.

The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. For more information, go to

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