Featured on this page:

  • October 1 - November 15: Master Artists Exhibit
  • October 19: Sunday Concert Series
  • October 19: Haywood Community Band
  • October 25 and 26: Haywood Art Studio Tour
  • November 2: Haywood Community Band
  • November 19 - December 27: Small Works Show (Artists submit work by November 8)

Haywood Community Band

The Haywood Community Band concert is this Sunday, October 19, at 6:30 p.m. at the Maggie Valley Community Pavilion (adjacent to the Town Hall). The program, titled “Americana,” will feature ragtime classic, Blue Ridge, Broadway, an African American spiritual, and a circus march.

Haywood Community Band’s final concert for the season will be at the First Methodist Church in Waynesville on November 2 at 4:00 p.m. Selections of 2014 favorites will be played.

Both concerts are free, but donations will be welcomed.  For more information contact Rhonda Kram at 828.456.4880).

2014 Master Show

The Master Artists Return

Terrance Painter, Jo Ridge Kelley, Sarah Wells Rolland, Diannah Beauregard, and Desmond Suarez will return for an exhibit at Gallery 86 October 1 through November 15, 2014.

They will be joined by Sondra Dorn, a fiber/mixed media artist and Martha Libman, a woodturner.


Haywood County Arts Council Seeking Artists for Annual Small Works Show

The Haywood County Arts Council is seeking artists for its seventh annual small works show, “It’s a Small, Small Work,” to be held November 19 - December 27, 2014 in Gallery 86. There will be an Artist Reception on December 5 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. and a Night Before Christmas reception on December 13 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

The show provides a unique opportunity for budding artists to exhibit their work, as well as the opportunity for more seasoned artists to test their boundaries. The non-juried show is open to all artists with a permanent address in the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area, which includes the Qualla Boundary or any of the following counties: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, Yadkin, and Yancey.

All pieces submitted must be exactly 12” or smaller in every dimension, including base, matting, and frame. Each artist is required to submit original works (photographers submit prints) to include a minimum of

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three pieces and a maximum of five pieces. Each artist entering the show will pay a flat fee of $20.00 for handling and publicity. 

All work must be for sale, priced at $300 or less, and must have been created in the last two years. All mediums are welcome. Artwork can be mailed October 13 - November 1, 2014 or hand delivered to the Arts Council Gallery 86 November 3 - 8, 2014.

The Haywood County Arts Council’s small works show was launched in 2008 in response to a declining economy, and to demonstrate that original artwork is affordable and fun to purchase for gifts at Christmastime. Most businesses, homes and apartments can accommodate smaller works of art—and the show promotes buying local and regional work to help support artists in western North Carolina.


For a Small Works Show application and information on how to submit your artwork, email or call the Haywood County Arts Council, or download the application by clicking on this link: Small, Small Work 2014 Application. Note: After you download the application, you may either (1) complete it on the computer using Adobe Reader X (and above) and then save it for printing, or (2) print it and complete it by hand.

Haywood Art Studio Tour

A self-guided driving tour of artist studios and creative centers in Haywood County, North Carolina.

Tour Dates:    
Saturday, October 25, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 26, noon to 5:00 p.m

Preview Party and Artist Reception:
October 23, 2014, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Reception Location:
Frog Level Brewing Company, Waynesville


The 2014 Haywood Art Studio Tour will include 41 artists and Haywood Community College Production Crafts Department at 17 locations in central and north-central Haywood County.

The tour will include 10 clay artists, 3 fiber artists, 11 wood artists, 3 jewelry artists, a glass artist, a corn shuck doll artist, 9 two-dimensional artists working in watercolor, acrylic, oil and encaustic, and 3 mixed-media artists.


Tour Brochure:

Haywood Art Studio Tour 2014 Brochure Page 1

Haywood Art Studio Tour 2014 Brochure Page 2

Sunday Concert Series
October 19

Jazz pianist and composer Richard Shulman combines beauty and creativity in a music which swings and takes the listener to a very joyful place.

Selecting great standards from the American Songbook along with heart-opening originals, Shulman creates a program which maintains interest and expresses deep beauty.

He has performed at the Weil Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Art Park, the United Nations and numerous venues throughout North America and in Europe, and has created 25 albums on his label, RichHeart Music.  www.RichHeartMuisc.com

Shulman will be performing for the Haywood County Arts Council's Sunday Concert Series on October 19 at 3:00 p.m. in the Waynesville Public Library's Meeting Room.

Local Troubadour Morrison Slide will be performing Traditional Celtic Music on a variety of acoustic instruments at the Canton Public Library on Sunday, October 19 at 3:00 p.m.

The concerts at the library are sponsored by Friends of the Library and coordinated and hosted by the Haywood County Arts Council. The events are free to the public on a donation basis only.

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