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Waynesville’s Art After Dark 

Art After Dark will continue from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, in downtown Waynesville.

Enjoy a stroll through working studios and galleries on Main Street and Depot Street. Festive Art After Dark flags denote participating galleries, including the Haywood County Arts Council Gallery and Gifts, Burr Studio, Earthworks Gallery, The Jeweler’s Workbench, Studio SG, Twigs & Leaves Gallery, TPennington Art Gallery, Cedar Hill Studios, Moose Crossing Burl Wood Gallery, and the Village Framer. or


Want to learn bladesmithing?

Blacksmith and metalsmith Brock Martin will host a “Beginning Bladesmithing Class” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 6-7 at the Jackson County Green Energy Park in Dillsboro. 

Participants will begin by making a simple butter knife from mild steel in order to learn the processes involved in shaping a knife. Students will then progress to making a blade from a higher-carbon railroad spike or spring steel. The instructor will cover grain properties, annealing, heat-treating of knives, and use differential hardening to temper our blades. No prior experience required. Students must wear closed toe shoes (preferably leather), long pants, and cotton clothing, and should bring a lunch.   

Cost is $215, with materials included. To register, call 828.631.0271 or 



• Paint Nite Waynesville will be held at 7 p.m. on Fridays at the Panacea Coffeehouse. Grab a cup of coffee, glass of wine or pint of craft beer and get creative. $20 per person. Group rates available. Sign up at Panacea or call host Robin Smathers 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..

• “Paint & Pour,” an Appalachian Art Farm Benefit, will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, at Mad Batter Food & Film in Sylva. Cost is $25 per person, with all materials included. 

• The Potter’s Wheel Series will feature Susan Coe from noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 5 at The Wild Fern in Bryson City. 

• There will be a “Raku Beadmaking” workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. July 28-29 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 30 at Riverwood Pottery in Dillsboro. Cost is $120 per person. 828.586.3601 or 

• Gallery Zella (Bryson City) will host live music, hors d'ouevres, wine and newly unveiled art collections. Artists featured for July 29 are Jo Ridge Kelley, impressionist painter; and Diannah Beauregard, jewelry designer. $25 per couple, which can be applied toward purchase of $100 or more. 

• The Dusty Pallet is the newest art gallery in Franklin. The studio is located in downtown at 52 East Main Street. Are you ready for a paint party? For only $35, the gallery provides everything you need to create your own masterpiece. Watch for our days and times at their website, Call and schedule your group at 828.524.5676. The shop is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Wednesday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.     

• “Art Beats for Kids” will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. July 28 at the Charles Heath Gallery in Bryson City. A new project every week. $20 per child, with includes lesson, materials and snack. To register, call 828.538.2054. 

• The Adult Coloring Group will meet at 2 p.m. on Fridays in the Living Room of the Macon County Public Library in Franklin. An afternoon of creativity and camaraderie. Supplies are provided, or bring your own. Beginners are welcome as well as those who already enjoy this new trend. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 828.524.3600.

• “Stitch,” the community gathering of those interested in crochet, knit and needlepoint, meet at 2:30 p.m. every first Sunday of the month at the Canton Public Library. All ages and skill levels welcome. 

• The “Movies on Everett” summer film series will screen “The Blind Side” July 29. All films are free and start at 8:30 p.m. 

• Mad Batter Food & Film (Sylva) will screen “Demolition” (July 28), “Batman vs. Superman” (July 29), “Dirty Dancing” (July 30), “Elvis & Nixon” (Aug. 4), “Miracles From Heaven” (Aug. 5) and “Lego DC Comics Superheros” (Aug. 6). Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Fridays; and 2 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Saturdays.

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