July 2 - July 26, 2014

During the month of July Gallery 86 will feature 18 artist members with a mixed media exhibit. All of these artists support and volunteer their time and talents to the Haywood County Arts Council. Over the years Waynesville and the surrounding area has become a destination for artists who live and work in the local community. This exhibit is showcasing their creative talents.

Click on the Artists menu button above for a list of the artist members.


ArtFest 2014
Saturday, July 19, 2014
10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Meet the world on Waynesville’s Main Street as regional and international artists, food vendors, Folkmoot USA dancers, regional musicians and dancers, and festival goers totaling 12,000 to 15,000 converge on downtown. Over 95 artists representing a full range of media will demonstrate and sell artwork at ArtFest 2014.

All artist submissions are juried to ensure the highest quality art show. If you wish to submit an application after June 15, please contact the Arts Council to check for availability and to obtain the application, or click on the following link to download the application:

2014 ArtFest Arts and Crafts Vendor Application


45th Annual Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival,
Sundays, June 29 – July 27

The 2014 Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival has another exciting season planned for your enjoyment.

  • We will be performing some of the most beautiful chamber music ever written, such as great standards by Beethoven, Dvořák, Schubert, and Schumann as well as many other interesting and varied selections that will be sure to please and delight our audiences.
  • This summer we again welcome back both the Enso Quartet and the Jasper Quartet. Inessa Zaretsky, and Paul Nitsch will be back on the piano, as well as the usual complement of wind players.
  • Of special interest is the third program which will be all-American music featuring soprano Felicia Moore performing premiers of Inessa Zaretsky’s songs based on the poems of Carl Sandburg, who spent a good deal of time in Western North Carolina, and a chamber music arrangement of one of the most beautiful pieces ever written, Knoxville: Summer of 1915 by Samuel Barber.
          Drew Petersen, Pianist 

2014 Waynesville Schedule
at the Performing Arts Center

  Award-winning pianist virtuoso Drew Petersen will bring his international concerto experiences to the Haywood Arts Regional Theatre in the mountains of Haywood County on August 15 at 7:30 p.m.

 Tickets ($22) are available at
HCAC or H.A.R.T.

Program 4
  • Caprice sur des airs Danois et Russes, Op.79 by Camille Saint-Saens
  • Octet in F major, D 803 by Franz Schubert

July 20
7:30 p.m.       

Program 5
  • String Quartet, Op. 18 No. 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Twilight Music (1985) by John Harbison
  • Quartet in G Major, Op.106 by Antonín Dvořák

July 27
7:30 p.m.        


Ticket prices, including a 7% sales tax, for the 2014 season are

  • $80.25 season ticket
  • $21.40 single ticket
  • Students age 25 and under will be admitted free of charge with presentation of an appropriate student ID.

Tickets may be purchased at the door prior to the concert in any of our locations. Tickets for the Waynesville series can be pre-ordered from the Haywood County Arts Council (see below).