ASHEVILLE — An exhibit called “A Life in the Wild” chronicles the travels of an award-winning nature photographer and is on display at the N.C. Arboretum.
WAYNESVILLE — The work of 38 artists in mediums ranging from fiber to photorealism paintings will be on display for the month of August at the Haywood County Arts Council gallery in downtown Waynesville.
Help set the stage for a festive Haywood County Fair coming Aug. 26-29 with a decorating contest to spruce up the fairgrounds at the Smoky Mountain Event Center and show off your artistic talents.
CHEROKEE — An exhibit featuring creative interpretations of the Cherokee syllabary by more than 30 Cherokee artists is on display at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian.
WAYNESVILLE — Come dressed in your best 1920s attire and experience the jazzy energy of George Gershwin at Haywood Arts Regional with S’Wonderful: The Music and Life of George Gershwin, running for one more weekend.
WAYNESVILLE — A exhibit of Cherokee art and culture is on display through the end of July at the Haywood County Arts Council gallery in downtown Waynesville, with a live demonstration by Cherokee artist and musician Jarret Wildcatt from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, July 31.
VIRTUAL — Pursue “Purely Pastel,” showcasing the artwork by pastel artists from the Appalachian region, in an online exhibit by the Appalachian Pastel Society.
WAYNESVILLE — The Velveteen Rabbit is coming to the stage of HART theater in Waynesville at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 17-18 and 24-25.
FRANKLIN — Into the Woods, a Tony award-winning musical comedy, is on stage for a final weekend at the Smoky Mountain Center for Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. July 16-17.
ASHEVILLE — Learn about the incredible contributions of Appalachian women during a Blue Ridge Parkway ranger at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 16, at the Folk Art Center along the Parkway in Asheville.
WAYNESVILLE/SYLVA — Ron Rash, the acclaimed Appalachian author of Serena, will be at Blue Ridge Books in Waynesville and at City Lights in Sylva on Saturday, July 17.
BLACK MOUNTAIN — The Art in Bloom exhibit in the historic old City Hall of Black Mountain will kick off with a series of special events July 8-10 featuring live floral arrangements paired with the works of 20 regional artists, plus a garden tour with demos by plein air artists.
WAYNESVILLE — Don't miss the final weekend of the live outdoor theatrical performance of Billy Goat Gruf July 2-4 at Haywood Arts Regional Theater.
WAYNESVILLE — The Haywood Community Band will hit all the high notes of a proper July Fourth weekend with a free patriotic concert at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 3, in downtown Waynesville.
CASHIERS — A patriotic performance that will have you singing along to your favorite American classics will be held at the Village Green in Cashiers on July Fourth.
ASHEVILLE — Visit the galleries of the Asheville Art Museum on a scavenger hunt for inspiration, then explore the endless ways Model Magic can be shaped, stretched, twisted, molded, and colored in the studio.
HAYWOOD COUNTY — Immerse yourself in art and nature with a plein air artist retreat at Lake Logan Conference Center Aug. 9-11, drawing on the 300-acre campus at the base of the Shining Rock Wilderness for inspiration.
VIRTUAL — Catch a screening of the new WNC-produced documentary “The Spirits Still Move Them: Moonshining in the Mountains” online at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 24.
WAYNESVILLE — An online version of the popular QuickDraw event has brought together 51 artists to benefit art education in Haywood County Schools.
ASHEVILLE — Look at a painting, open an app and enter a world of movement and sound with an immersive art experience at Trackside Studios in Asheville’s River Arts District.
WAYNESVILLE — Blue Ridge Books will host a reading by mystery author Eric Lodin at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 12, featuring the debut of "Soft Hearts: A Rett Swinson Mystery."
ASHEVILLE — Galleries in the River Arts District are rolling out the red carpet this Saturday, June 12, for a day of art demos, entertainment, workshops and shopping.
ASHEVILLE — More than 20 Southern Appalachian crafters will showcase their wares during an outdoor pop-up market at the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 12.
HENDERSONVILLE — Catch the rollicking tale of four loyal and determined women in a production of “Always a Bridesmaid” opening June 4 at the Hendersonville Community Theater.
ASHEVILLE — Follow the fantasy-and-romance laced story of a Scottish fairy and her suitor in a production by the Ballet Conservatory of Asheville on stage June 4-5 at the Wortham Center for the Performing Arts.
ASHEVILLE — A new exhibit at the Asheville Art Museum called “Public Domain: Photography and the Preservation of Public Lands” showcases the stunning landscape photography that spurred protection of our national parks and other public lands.
ASHEVILLE — An ironic twist of fate more than a century ago set the wheels in motion for WNC’s rise to prominence as a tourist destination.
BLACK MOUNTAIN — A free outdoor concert series called “Pickin’ on the Porch” will make its debut this Friday, May 21, from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts.
HENDERONSVILLE — Local artists have recreated famous masterpieces — but with a clever twist — in the exhibit Fabulous Fakes now on display at The Center for Art & Entertainment in Hendersonville.
ASHEVILLE — A private collection curated by Southern folk art collectors during a 40-year period has been gifted to the Asheville Art Museum and is on display through September 13.
ASHEVILLE — Asheville Gallery of Art opens with a new show this month, “Seeing in Color: Life on the Bright Side,” featuring the vibrant acrylic paintings of gallery artist Bee Adams.
ASHEVILLE — More than 20 Southern Appalachian crafters will showcase their wares during an outdoor pop-up market at the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 8.
WAYNESVILLE — Experience the life and music of Cole Porter from the unconventional lens of his wife’s perspective in the play Love, Linda, is heading into its final weekend at Haywood Arts Regional Theatre in Waynesville.
ASHEVILLE — Support WNC’s creative talent not only on the stage but behind the script with a production of “In the Middle of Nowhere,” opening April 30 for a three-week run at the Magnetic Theatre.
CLYDE — A Spring Craft Sale featuring jewelry and metal work, pottery, textile arts and woodworking will be held from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, April 30, at Haywood Community College.
Learn how WNC’s history was shaped by The Drover’s Road, a major trade route through the Southern Appalachians, with a virtual program hosted by the WNC Historical Association at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 29.
CULLOWHEE — A virtual screening of a documentary filmed over the course of 20 years reveals how one man's instinct to create enabled him to succeed against all odds — a journey from garbage dumps and prison camps to festival stages and The Met.
ASHEVILLE — Join an interactive conversation about three pieces in the Asheville Art Museum’s special exhibit Meeting the Moon at 12 p.m. Friday, April 23, over Zoom.
ASHEVILLE — A virtual concert by The Neave Piano Trio recorded exclusively for The Asheville Chamber Music Series will be aired at 7:30 p.m. April 23 and 24 and at 3 p.m. April 25.
ASHEVILLE — A virtual performance of “Changes: A Night of Dance and Media” will be presented by the University of Asheville dance and theater students at 6 p.m Saturday, April 24.
CULLOWHEE — The artistic works of Master of Fine Arts students at Western Carolina University are on exhibit at the WCU Fine Art Museum through May 7, surveying a range of conceptual themes and creative approaches within contemporary art practice.
ASHEVILLE — A virtual production of “The Three Pigs & The Red Line” — inspired by a history of ‘redlining’ and urban renewal in Asheville’s Black community — will be presented by The University of Asheville theater program at 7 p.m Friday, April 16, or 2 p.m. Sunday, April 18.
ASHEVILLE — Check out a new exhibit with an abstract-impressionist take on landscapes at the Asheville Gallery of Art.
CULLOWHEE — Learn how to carry on a conversation in Cherokee with a four-week course offered through Western Carolina University via Zoom, including introductory vocabulary, weather terminology, and typical conversation topics about family and emotions.
LEICESTER — Dig up your favorite poems, brew a cup of tea or your beverage of choice, and hop on Zoom at 4 p.. Thursday, April 15, for a virtual poetry slam in honor of National Poetry Month.
BLACK MOUNTAIN — A virtual lecture called “Mounds, Towns, and Sacred Fires: The Archaeology of Resilience in the Cherokee Heartland” will be held from 6:30-7:45 p.m. Monday, April 12, by the Swannanoa Valley Museum.