Smoky Mountain News

December 6, 2023

The Haywood County Arts Council’s (HCAC) “Small Works” exhibit will run through Dec. 31 at the HCAC Gallery & Gifts showroom in downtown Waynesville. 

The annual exhibit that expands the types of work for sale in the downtown Waynesville gallery, as well as who can display their work. Other than specially curated exhibits, which occur a couple times annually, this exhibit is the only one that allows any artist within the western mountain region to participate for a small fee.  

With dozens of artists participating, the exhibit promises to be eclectic. Although the only requirement is that the pieces be 12 inches in any dimension or smaller, HCAC challenged participants who are making holiday-themed works to consider artistic expressions that are multicultural in nature and celebrate the many different holidays, ways of celebrating and ways of experiencing holidays.

HCAC also encouraged participants to create works that celebrate Appalachian heritage and craft.

A reception for the exhibit will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at Gallery & Gifts.

• Friday, Dec. 8: A creation class called “Cardinal in the Snow.” Joan Doyle will be leading a two-hour watercolor painting class from 5-7 p.m. at the HCAC gallery.