The Art Across Haywood program is a community and public art program that brings HCAC artist members and the community together to get creative and beautify Haywood County through public art. The purpose of the program is to create community volunteer opportunities for artist members and encourage at-large community members to engage and incorporate art into their daily lives while beautifying our town.  
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In collaboration with the HART Theatre, HCAC’s program Art Across Haywood is an opportunity for current HCAC artist members to display garden-themed art in the theatre lobby from May 9 through June 2, 2024.  This exhibit coincides with The Secret Garden production! 

Annual Projects:

Biltmore Easter Egg Hunt

 HCAC artist members created one-of-a-kind supersized Easter Eggs as part of the Biltmore Easter Egg Hunt. Interested in buying an egg for your yard? Contact HCAC, for prices. Shipping is not available. 

Past Projects

Cherokee Wall Street Mural

The mural came to fruition through the hard work of Lori Reed, her family, and community volunteers over the course of a month. “With my mural design, I am paying respect to the stories of the Cherokee culture, along with our arts. The mud dauber and spider are credited with teaching us to create pottery and finger weaving. Our natural resources are a big part of our Cherokee Arts and are getting harder and harder to find” says Reed. “The handprints on the door are those of the painters of this mural. Everyone who had a part in bringing this mural to life is able to leave a part of themselves behind, adding to the theme of renewing the fire through our hearts and hands,” which is written in English and Cherokee language over the door leading into HCAC’s offices. 

BearWaters Brewing Company

HCAC’s Art & Gallery Manager Lauren Medford was approached about painting a mural for Canton’s Bearwaters Brewing Company. The local business was flooded after tropical storm, Fred in August 2021. Lauren jumped into action by designing the mural and organizing our talented artist members and volunteers. Medford explains, “many of our artist members and volunteers asked how they can help those in our community affected by the severe flooding. When this opportunity was presented, HCAC knew this would be a great way for us to give back to our community in a creative way!”

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