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‘Paint & Sip Workshop’

The “Paint & Sip Workshop” will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, at Gallery Zella in Bryson City.

Enjoy learning to paint with a buddy, daughter, son or even your sweetheart. Take home an incredible memory of your trip to the mountains — your own original painting on canvas. Enjoy a glass of wine (or soft beverage) and a light snack. Your painting instructor Jon Houglum is known as the area's best oil painting teacher. Students will be presented with various visual tools for suggesting background, middle ground and foreground colors which will give the sense of great depth in their paintings.

Cost is $50, which includes all materials. For more information, call 828.488.3638 or visit


Do you like Legos?

The next Lego Club meeting will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, at Marianna Black Library in Bryson City.

The library provides Legos and Duplos for ages 3 and up. The only thing area children need to bring is their imagination. This program provides an excellent opportunity for children to learn how to develop fine motor skills. It also develops problem-solving skills, organization, planning through construction, and improves creativity.

All area children are invited join in and let your creativity shine. This month, the theme will be “Transportation.” The Marianna Black Library is also requesting that you consider donating your gently used Legos and Duplos to the library, to help expand the Lego Club.

For more information, call the library at 828.488.3030. The Marianna Black Library, a member of the Fontana Regional Library, is located in downtown Bryson City at the corner of Academy and Rector.


Art and craft show in Highlands

The Highlands Village Square Art & Craft Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 26-27 at the Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park in downtown.

The event features over 70 local and regional artisans with fine art, pottery, rustic furniture, and more. Demonstrations, live music and food onsite. Free admission. Sponsored by Rotary of Highlands Mountaintop.

For information, call 828.787.2021.



• Local artist and crafter, Lawrie Williams will host a “Hammered Wire Art Jewelry” class from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, at the Jackson County Extension Office in Sylva. The technique creates texture, form and toughness in the wire, producing unique effects. Class project will feature a lovely pair of earrings and matching pendant in attendees' own free form organic design. The cost is only $10 and you'll need to bring your jewelry pliers if you have them, otherwise all materials and tools will be supplied. Class size is limited. To register, please call the Sylva Extension Office at 828.586.4009.

• The “Meet the Artist” reception with Brian Hannum (pianist), Drew Campbell (photographer) and Jon Houglum (painter) will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, at Gallery Zella in Bryson City. 828.488.3638 or visit

• 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.

• Acclaimed Bryson City painter Elizabeth Ellison’s newest exhibit, “Spirit of Place,” will run through Sept. 4 at the North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville. Exhibit support is provided by The North Carolina Arboretum Society and Smoky Mountain Living magazine.

• “Paint Nite Waynesville” will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursdays (Aug. 31 and Sept. 14) 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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