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Wednesday, 11 November 2015 16:08

Cruisin’ the road of creativity

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art frThe 14th annual “Stecoah Arts & Crafts Drive About Tour” will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 27-28 in Bryson City, Stecoah and Robbinsville. 

With their studios open to the public, the self-guided driving tour highlights artisans who have built a livelihood with their creative talents. Media include pottery, bee's wax lanterns and pillar candles, original paintings and drawings, fiber, quilts, photography, artisan cheeses and more.

The tour includes the following:

Charles Heath Gallery

Heath works in several mediums including oil, acrylic, watercolor, pen and ink, and photography. 175 Everett Street, Bryson City. 828.538.2054.

Elizabeth Elison Watercolors

Featured work by Elison and Ann Smith. Original oil-on-canvas, watercolor, mixed media and handmade paper assemblages, all inspired by nature. 155 Main Street, Bryson City. 828.488.8782.

Pincu Pottery

Handmade pottery for the artful table. Functional, beautiful and inspired by the beauty of Western North Carolina. 80 N.C. 28 South, Bryson City. 828.488.0480.

Sleepy Hallow Farm

Basketry on dyed gourds using rattan, cane, sea grass and natural plants. Seasonal vegetables, fruits and berries. 164 Sleepy Hollow Road, Bryson City. 828.736.5078.

Wild Fern Studios & Gallery

Handmade baskets from hand dyed reed, cane, and paper. Gallery also includes handcrafted pottery, jewelry, soap and metal work. 19A Everett Street, Bryson City. 828.736.1605. 

Bee Global Studio Gallery

Experience art and nature: a working candle studio gallery featuring beeswax creations and other handmade treasures. 1633 Lower Stecoah Road (off N.C. 28), Stecoah. 828.479.8284.

Stecoah Artisans Gallery

Wide variety of traditional and contemporary art and craft: paintings, pottery, weaving, wood, glass, photographs, jewelry and more. In the Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center, 121 Schoolhouse Rd (off N.C. 28), Stecoah. 828.479.3098.

Yellow Branch Pottery & Cheese

Hand-thrown functional stoneware pottery and Yellow Branch Farmstead Cheeses. Tour the working pottery studio and sample locally made cheeses. Yellow Branch Road and 1073 Old Yellow Branch Road (off N.C. 28), Stecoah. 828.479.1042.

Hunting Boy Wood Carving

Native crafts & chain saw art. River cane and white oak baskets, pottery, handmade jewelry. Hand-carved wood and chain saw art by Billy Welch. 2698 Snowbird Road (off N.C. 143 West), Robbinsville. 828.479.9554.

Wehrloom Honey & Essentials

Locally made varietal honeys, candles, and skin care products. Crafts made by local artisans. 257 Willie Colvin Road, Robbinsville. 828.735.2300.

Taylor’s Greenhouse 

A love of Mother Nature’s bounty, this 48-year-old nursery/greenhouse family business includes container gardens, along with any kind of vegetable and bedding plants, herbs, shrubs and tress. Specializing in heirlooms. 3231 Tallulah Road (N.C. 129 South), Robbinsville. 828.479.3997.

The Schoolhouse Café at Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center will be open during both days of the Artisans Drive About. The Hub and Lynn’s Place in Robbinsville, and the Cork & Bean and The Filling Station in Bryson City will also be participating, with tour brochures available at their locations.

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