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Call for artisans and crafters

There is an open call for arts and crafts to be displayed and sold at the Glenville Leaf Festival from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, in Lake Glenville.

There will be Lake Glenville boat tours compliments of Signal Ridge Marina on Oct. 9-10. The pancake breakfast compliments of the Glenville Community Development Club will be from 7 to 10 a.m. Oct. 10, followed by the artisan and crafters vendor show.

The Glenville Initiative, Glenville Community Development Club (GCDC), Friends of Lake Glenville, Glenville Businesses and Churches have joined together to bring back the Glenville Leaf Festival as a part of the Leaf Festival of the Cashiers Plateau.

To participate, 828.743.1658 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 


Open call for Jackson County art grants

The Jackson County Arts Council is now accepting applications for North Carolina Arts Council Regional Artists Project Grants (RAPG) through Oct. 23.  

The grants will fund artists in Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson and Macon counties at any phase of their professional development. Grants may cover equipment purchases, professional development training, marketing, etc., occurring between Dec. 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016.

The Jackson County Arts Council is supported in part by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources. The Regional Artists Project program is managed through a partnership with the North Carolina Arts Council and 5 local arts councils throughout western North Carolina working as a consortium. Consortium partners include the Cherokee County Arts Council, Clay County Historical & Arts Council, Graham County’s Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center and the Haywood County Arts Council.

Since 1985, the North Carolina Arts Council has provided funds for the Regional Artists Project program to support professional artists. The regional consortium of western North Carolina arts partners matches the N.C. Arts Council to create a pool of funds for the artists. In the west, grant awards to artists generally range from $500 to $1,200 and follow a competitive application and review process. or 828.575.0270 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Art After Dark in Waynesville

Art After Dark will continue from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, in downtown Waynesville.

Enjoy a stroll through working studios and galleries on Main Street and Depot Street. Festive Art After Dark flags designate participating galleries, such as Haywood County Arts Council’s Gallery 86, Burr Studios, Earthworks Gallery, The Jeweler’s Workbench, Twigs and Leaves Gallery, TPennington Art Gallery, Cedar Hill Studios, The Mahogany House, the Village Framer, and Moose Crossing Burl Wood Gallery.

Twigs and Leaves Gallery will be featuring a live demonstration by renowned painter, Jenny Buckner. Known for her fanciful animals, magically captured with oil on canvas, her presence in the gallery is highly anticipated. T. Pennington Art Gallery will introduce the 2015 St. Nicholas drawing, titled "The Songs of Christmas.” The image will be available in puzzles, Christmas cards, ornaments and prints, framed and unframed. Burr Studio will feature journal artist Becki Kollat and cold wax painter Zoltan Kollat, who are also the featured artists of the month. The Jeweler’s Workbench will be hosting Q Evon, a local artist from Weaverville. The Village Framer will present the work of Sylvia Cabrera, skilled in multimedia, fluid acrylics and oil and wax.


Fall, art comes alive at ColorFest

The annual ColorFest: Dillsboro Fine Arts & Crafts Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, in downtown Dillsboro.

Over 40 selected artisans will gather on Front Street (the street closest to the railroad tracks of the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad), where they will be demonstrating their techniques and skills, displaying and selling their works of art. Entertainment, mixed with the aroma of exceptional food, will enliven the festive environment of the day. Live music will be provided by Celtic musician Glen Kastrinos (10 a.m.); J.C. Cloggers dancers (11 a.m.); Americana act Dusk Weaver (noon); acoustic folk duo Twelfth Fret (1 p.m. and 2 p.m.); with guitarist Andrew Danner closing the festivities.


CuRvE artist showcase

Cullowhee Revitalization Endeavor will host a Traditional Artists Showcase at noon Saturday, Oct. 10, at the N.C. Center for the Advancement of Teaching.

The showcase is in part with the North Carolina Folklore Society’s annual award show. The event kicks off at noon with a demonstration of paddle-stamped pottery and Cherokee stories by Dean Reed and daughter Dorine George, followed by a talk on “Language as a Window in to Culture” by Cherokee language instructor, Tom Belt at 1 p.m. An exhibition on Cherokee language will be on view all afternoon.

The goal of the Arts Council sponsorship is aimed at providing quality arts programming. CuRvE’s mission is to revitalize the historic center of Cullowhee through recreation, beautification, and community events.



Pastel workshop offered in Cashiers

Acclaimed artist Doreyl Ammons Cain will host a pastel painting workshop from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 5-6 at the Senior Center in Cashiers. You’ll discover how to work with soft pastels on Bristol paper using unique techniques that achieve a soft, yet brilliantly colored painting of autumn leaves. Experiment with composition, color, line and tone while completing a finished painting. Learn about the botany of the leaves you’re painting and about matting and protecting your art with archival materials so your art will last for many generations. To sign up, 828.339.4426.



• The Autumn Leaves Craft Show will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 8-9 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Macon County Fairgrounds in Franklin. Over 50 craft vendors, with food by Roadside Eats. 828.349.4324 or 

• The 33nd annual Highlands Own Arts & Crafts and second annual HomeTown Day will be Saturday, Oct. 10. Filled with numerous professional crafters, the show will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Highlands Civic Center. HomeTown Day at Kelsey Hutchinson Park will offer farmer’s market vendors, food, music, clogging and family activities. or 828.526.2118. 

• The “Come Paint with Charles Kidz Program” will be at 4 p.m. Oct. 1 and 8 at the Charles Heath Gallery in Bryson City. $20 per child. Materials and snacks included. 828.538.2054.

• The Macon County Anime Club will meet from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, at the Macon County Public Library. Anime Club is open to from 6th graders through college age. The club focuses mainly on watching anime movies and television shows and some group discussion, however there are often special activities and events that take place. 828.524.3600.

• The films “Spy” (Oct. 1) and “Avengers” (Oct. 3, 8-9) will be screened at Mad Batter Food & Film in Sylva. Show times are 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, with a 2 p.m. matinee also on Saturday. Free. For a full schedule of dates and times, click on 

• “Love & Mercy” (Brian Wilson biopic) will be screened at 7 p.m. Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2 and 4 p.m. Oct. 4 at The Strand at 38 Main in Waynesville. Tickets are $6.50, with a $3.25 matinee pass for 2 and 4 p.m. showings. or call 828.283.0079.

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