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Interested in corn shuck dolls?

Betty Cabe will talk about the tradition of corn shuck dolls, and demonstrate how to transform cornhusk into beautiful crafts, at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Rickman Store in Franklin.

This Native American art traces its origins to the indigenous people who domesticated maize in prehistoric times, and that later was adopted and perfected by European settlers and African slaves.

For more information, visit Friends of the Rickman Store on Facebook or call 828.369.5595.


Jewelry workshop in Sylva

The monthly Creating Community Workshop will make earrings using tin cans at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, in the Atrium of the Jackson County Public Library in Sylva. This program is free of charge.

Supplies will be provided but the public can bring their own. Local artisan Wayne Wingett of Dogwood Crafters will be leading the workshop. This class is limited to 10 people. For further information and to sign up for the class, call the library at 828.586.2016.


Cowee ‘Fall Festival’

The “Fall Festival” will be held starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Cowee Gift Shop & Mason Mountain Mine in Franklin.

Live music, artisan crafters, exhibits on mining, and more.

For information, call 828.524.4570 or visit www.franklin-chamber.com.


Autumn Leaves Craft Show

The annual Autumn Leaves Craft Show will be held Oct. 12-14 at the Macon County Fairgrounds in Franklin.

Handmade crafts, food vendors, and more. Free admission, but there is a request for a can of Friskies as a donation to the Catman 2 Cat Shelter. Booths still available.

828.349.4324 or www.franklin-chamber.com.


Haywood Arts ‘Studio Tour’

This October, local residents and visitors are invited to view work from Haywood County artists who operate studios in this county.

Though there will not be a “Studio Tour” in 2017, this show will fill a gap and create excitement for next year’s tour. Participants work in diverse media, including clay, fiber, wood, jewelry, glass, mixed-media, sculpture, and two-dimensional applications. You can view the work of 22 local artists through Oct. 28.

The “Studio Tour” is organized by a dedicated group of Haywood County artists who are very interested in having this event back on the schedule for 2018.

Bonnie Smith, “Studio Tour” Committee member says, “There are discussions going on to decide whether a spring or fall tour would be best.”

Lindsey Solomon, executive director of the Haywood County Arts Council shares, “Though the Studio Tour is reorganizing this fall, we’re so excited that we’re still able to share work here in the gallery. These local artists enrich our county in a beautiful way.”

For additional information, visit www.haywoodarts.org or www.facebook.com/openstudioshaywood.


Presbyterian Craft Fairs

There will be a craft fair held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 14 and 21 at the Waynesville Presbyterian Church, located at corner of Walnut Street and Main Street.

The church’s Craft Guild, with the help of many talented artisans of the congregation, will be selling handmade items, cakes, pies, breads, preserves and local honey.

Profits from the sales will go to a variety of local organizations. In past years, money has gone to support REACH, the heating program of Mountain Projects, Pathways Center, homeless student program of Haywood County Schools, Open Door, Black Mountain Children’s Home, and the Good Samaritan Clinic.

Each year, the list of organizations supported changes a little as the needs of our community change. For example, this year money was sent to the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Program to help rebuild after the hurricanes.


Photographer art reception, display

There will an art reception and party for photographer Danielle Greb from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at the Macon County Public Library in Franklin.

Greb’s art will be on display in the Meeting Room throughout the month of October. Join the library on Oct. 12 for some refreshments and an informal visit with the photographer.

Greb has been a Franklin resident since 2011 and taking pictures as a hobby for more than 10 years. For the past two years, as a student of art at Western Carolina University, she’s dug deeper into the technical and fine art aspects of photography. She currently spends her time using low light and a slow shutter to capture dual images as well as motion within a single photograph.




• The Smoky Mountain Arts Festival will run through Oct. 15 on Fry Street at the train depot in Bryson City. Browse dozens of artisans under the big tent. www.greatsmokies.com.

• The Franklin Uptown Gallery will present an “Art Adventure” from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, at 30 East Main Street. Join in the Halloween fun as Betsey Sloan demonstrates painting gourd witches. This event is a hands-on activity, open to the public at no charge and all materials are included. For additional information, contact the gallery at 828.349.4607

• The next meeting of the Western North Carolina Woodturners’ Club Inc. will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at The Bascom in Highlands. Visitors are always welcome. The club meets in Highlands the second Saturday of every month.

• Mad Batter Food & Film (Sylva) will host a free movie night at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. For the full schedule of screenings, click on www.madbatterfoodandfilm.com.

• The Waynesville Fiber Friends will meet from 10 a.m. to noon on the second Saturday of the month at the Panacea Coffee House in Waynesville. All crafters and beginners interested in learning are invited. You can keep up with them through their Facebook group or by calling 828.276.6226 for more information.

• “Paint Nite Waynesville” will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursdays (Oct. 19) at Frog Level Brewing in Waynesville. Sign up for either event on the Paint Night Waynesville Facebook page or call Robin Arramae at 828.400.9560. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

• There will be a “Thursday Painters Open Studio” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. at the Franklin Uptown Gallery. Bring a bag lunch, project and supplies. Free to the public. Membership not required. For information, call 828.349.4607.

• A “Youth Art Class” will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Saturday at the Appalachian Art Farm on 22 Morris Street in Sylva. All ages welcome. $10 includes instruction, materials and snack. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or find them on Facebook.

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