Calendar

2024

April 10 – June 2: Wings

Exhibit Dates: April 10 – June 2

Exhibit Description: Wings are used by animals and in man-made vehicles. They provide lift and propulsion through the air. Artists let their creativity take flight in an exhibit to dazzle and delight us!

Opening Reception: Friday, April 12 from 5 – 8 pm

· Artist Demonstration by Julie Bagamary, Fabric Art Miniature Landscapes

· Light refreshments

Thank You to Our Wings Exhibit Sponsor:

Thursday, April 11 at 6 pm: Pigeon Community Conversations with Storytellers Series:  Adama Dembele is a 33rd generation musician and storyteller from Ivory Coast, West Africa. He has been a culture keeper with Lake Eden Arts Festival for more than 12 years.

Friday, April 26  from 9 am – 1 pm: Creation Class: Beginner Oils: Saturation of Color

Class Description: Saturation defines the brilliance and intensity of a color.  As things move closer to us, our eyes begin to see more color in the objects.  The Blue Ridge Mountain range is a perfect example of this.  Students will learn how to see changes in saturated colors and mix them in “strings” on the palette. A color string is a group of premixed piles of paints with different tonal values.

We will also review value relationships, mixing and application of oil paints, brush stroke techniques, and materials, and I will answer questions. Students will leave with a complete or almost complete 8×10 oil painting of the Blue Ridge Mountains and more confidence in painting with oils
 

Duration: 4 hours

Time & Date: Friday, April 26  from 9 am – 1 pm

Class Location: Folkmoot Room A-11. 112 Virginia Ave. Building B, Waynesville, NC 28786

Class Cost: $85.00, All materials provided

For ages 16+

Friday, April 19 from 9 – 10 am. Open to ALL ARTISTS, HCAC members, and non-members! Bring your artist friends! This is an opportunity to meet fellow artists, share works in progress, or even work on pieces together!

Times Square Bagel, downstairs gathering room: 176 N Main St Waynesville

Thank you to our Host:

Saturday, April 20 from 5 – 8 pm. 

Haywood Made is an exciting event that celebrates the arts, music, and community in Haywood County. We invite you to join us for a night of live music, dancing, art activities, and a silent auction, all while supporting the local arts community. Don’t miss out on this fun-filled evening!

The Scotsman, 37 Church Street 1st Floor, Waynesville, NC 28786

Ticket Info:

  • Youth (under 10 years of age): FREE!
  • Youth (10 – 18 years of age): $6.00
  • Adults (18+ years of age): $12.00

Saturday, May 4  Time & Details Forthcoming

Tuesday, May 7 from 10 am – 12 pm: Fabric Art Miniature Landscape

Class Objectives: Let’s play in my fabric bin and create an original 4″ x 6″ Textile Art Miniature Landscape. We will explore design, color placement, basic embroidery, using fusible web, and writing on fabric. It is the perfect size to frame for yourself or gift to a friend.

Class Description: You will play in my fabric bin and create an original 4″ x 6″ Textile Art Miniature Landscape. We will explore design, color placement, basic embroidery, using fusible web, and writing on fabric. It is the perfect size to frame for yourself or gift to a friend.

Duration: 2 hours

Class Location: Folkmoot Room A-11. 112 Virginia Ave. Building B, Waynesville, NC 28786 

Class Cost: $50.00

For ages 16+

Thursday, May 9 at 6 pm: Pigeon Community Conversations with Storytellers Series: Ann Miller Woodford interprets the history and culture of WNC African Americans who deserve to be recognized, with passion, determination, and natural curiosity through visual storytelling.

Thursdays, May 16, 23, 30, and June 6 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm: Art Journaling

Class Description: Art Journaling is beneficial to artists, hobbyists, or anyone, who wants to be creative. An art journal is a form of visual record keeping of thoughts, memories, and emotions. It can also be used to develop and play with various techniques and experimental mark-making. Journaling can help generate new ideas and methods as well as serve as a creative outlet. In this course, students will develop their own art journal and together, we will explore mixed media techniques to establish an art journaling practice of experimentation and visual record-keeping. No artmaking experience is required! 

Upon completion, students will be able to continue their art journals by creating a visual record of thoughts and experimenting with various mixed media techniques including collage, drawing, painting, surface design, printmaking, and more.

For ages 16+

Class registration is non-refundable. Please make sure you are able to attend before registering!

Duration: 1.5 hours

Class Location: Folkmoot Room A-11. 112 Virginia Ave. Building B, Waynesville, NC 28786 

Class Cost: $125.00 for all four sessions! 

For ages 16+

Friday, May 17 from 9 – 10 am. Open to ALL ARTISTS, HCAC members, and non-members! Bring your artist friends! This is an opportunity to meet fellow artists, share works in progress, or even work on pieces together!

Times Square Bagel, downstairs gathering room: 176 N Main St Waynesville

Thank you to our Host:

Saturday, May 18 from 10 am – 12:30 pm: Wabi-Sabi Hand Sewing

Class Objectives: We will create a hand-sewn, one-of-a-kind tea mat (or a set of coasters) in the rustic Japanese “wabi-sabi” style, using naturally-dyed organic fabric & thread.

Class Description: In this 2.5-hour workshop, we will learn about the “wabi-sabi” philosophy and put it into practice by making a tea mat (or 4 coasters) out of organic, naturally-dyed fabrics. The focus will be on slow, intentional stitching, while letting go of perfectionism and expectation.

Duration: 2.5 hours

Class Location: Folkmoot Room A-11. 112 Virginia Ave. Building B, Waynesville, NC 28786 

Class Cost: $50.00

For ages 16+

Karen Stockwell

June 5 – 30: Pets

Exhibit Dates: June 5 – 30 

Exhibit Description: Pets offer companionship and love and can improve our health and well-being. They can bring immense joy and support into our lives. We honor our pet companions in this summer exhibit!

Thursday, June 13 at 6 pm: Pigeon Community Conversations with StorytellersSeries: DeWayne Barton is a social entrepreneur, a veteran, and a visual and performing artist who uses creative expression and experience to help protect, promote, and expand the dreams and goals of neighborhoods in the Affrilachian region.

Friday, June 21 from 9 – 10 am. Open to ALL ARTISTS, HCAC members, and non-members! Bring your artist friends! This is an opportunity to meet fellow artists, share works in progress, or even work on pieces together!

Times Square Bagel, downstairs gathering room: 176 N Main St Waynesville

Thank you to our Host:

Lori Axelrod

July 3 – Sept. 1: Textures

Exhibit Dates: June 5 – 30 

Exhibit Description:  Whether we can feel or see them, they are everywhere in our daily lives. They range from the fabric of our clothing to the surfaces of our walls. In art, texture plays a vital role in emphasizing certain aspects of a piece. Explore all the textured pieces in this exhibit!

Thursday, July 11 at 6 pm: Pigeon Community Conversations with Storytellers Series: Marsha Almodovar is a mixed-medium painter and uses her art to highlight social justice issues. Marsha was awarded the 2023 Tzedek Impact Social Justice award. She recently published illustrated and authored a Spanish-language children’s book, Mucho Mucho.

Friday, July 19 from 9 – 10 am. Open to ALL ARTISTS, HCAC members, and non-members! Bring your artist friends! This is an opportunity to meet fellow artists, share works in progress, or even work on pieces together!

Times Square Bagel, downstairs gathering room: 176 N Main St Waynesville

Thank you to our Host:

Thursday, August 8 at 6 pm: Pigeon Community Conversations with Storytellers Series:  Annette Saunook Clapsaddle is an enrolled citizen of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Her debut novel, Even As We Breathe, was a finalist for the Weatherford Award and named one of NPR’s Best Books of 2020. In 2021, it received the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award.

Friday, August 16 from 9 – 10 am. Open to ALL ARTISTS, HCAC members, and non-members! Bring your artist friends! This is an opportunity to meet fellow artists, share works in progress, or even work on pieces together!

Times Square Bagel, downstairs gathering room: 176 N Main St Waynesville

Thank you to our Host:

Mojo Glass

September 4 – October 27: Kaleidoscope: An Exploration of Color & Shapes

Exhibit Dates: September 4 – October 27

Exhibit Description:  The kaleidoscope offers an endless array of colors, shapes, and amusement for all ages. This exhibit provides visual stimulation through pattern recognition and color, inspiring artists to explore the world of shapes and colors.

Friday, September 20 from 9 – 10 am. Open to ALL ARTISTS, HCAC members, and non-members! Bring your artist friends! This is an opportunity to meet fellow artists, share works in progress, or even work on pieces together!

Times Square Bagel, downstairs gathering room: 176 N Main St Waynesville

Thank you to our Host:

Saturday, October 12, 2023, 11 am – 6 pm, The Smoky Mountains Bluegrass Festival: Held at the beautiful Maggie Valley Festival Grounds during the leaf season. Our annual fundraiser, the festival brings all the Haywood County Arts Council’s programs, and artists together for a truly one-of-a-kind experience. The festival includes award-winning bluegrass bands, vendors, raffles, artist member demonstrations and artwork, a child and adult playground, and local drinks and food.

Friday, October 18 from 9 – 10 am. Open to ALL ARTISTS, HCAC members, and non-members! Bring your artist friends! This is an opportunity to meet fellow artists, share works in progress, or even work on pieces together!

Times Square Bagel, downstairs gathering room: 176 N Main St Waynesville

Thank you to our Host:

Juli Hulcy-Kessinger

Oct. 30 – End of Year: Small Works 2024

Exhibit Dates: October 30 – End of Year

Exhibit Description: It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Our annual exhibit, Small Works remains a community favorite! This exhibit features work that is 12 x 12 inches or smaller and ornaments to encourage giving the gift of creative spirit.

Friday, November 15 from 9 – 10 am. Open to ALL ARTISTS, HCAC members, and non-members! Bring your artist friends! This is an opportunity to meet fellow artists, share works in progress, or even work on pieces together!

Times Square Bagel, downstairs gathering room: 176 N Main St Waynesville

Thank you to our Host:

Friday, December 13 from 9 – 10 am. Open to ALL ARTISTS, HCAC members, and non-members! Bring your artist friends! This is an opportunity to meet fellow artists, share works in progress, or even work on pieces together!

Times Square Bagel, downstairs gathering room: 176 N Main St Waynesville

Thank you to our Host:

Sponsor an Exhibition or Event

Show your support for the arts, and engage with your community in a unique and memorable way.