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Arts & Entertainment The Bascom announces Regional Arts Organizations

Special exhibition now through March 31

Thirteen local arts groups — a record number — are participating in The Bascom’s annual exhibition, Regional Arts Organizations: Selected Works. On view now through March 31, this show includes a variety of innovative works from these members. These arts organizations not only support their artists and foster excellence and professionalism, but also increase the public value of arts in the community. The Bascom recognizes these regional artists through this annual exhibition, in keeping with its mission to enhance the quality of life through dynamic, inspirational and transformational art experiences.

For the first time this year, The Bascom will present $700 in awards, including a People’s Choice Award. The reception and awards announcement will take place on Saturday, March 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come to the reception.

This year, the participating arts organizations are:

Appalachian Pastel Society – Waynesville, N.C.
Art League of Highlands – Highlands, N.C.
Blue Ridge Fine Arts Guild – Burnsville, N.C.
Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association – Blue Ridge, Ga.
Cherokee County Arts Council – Murphy, N.C.
Connestee Art League – Cedar Mountain, N.C.
Currahee Artists’ Guild – Toccoa, Ga.
High Country Watermedia Society – Boone, N.C.
Macon County Art Association – Franklin, N.C.
Mountain Laurel Quilters’ Guild – Clarksville, Ga.
North Georgia Arts Guild – Clayton, Ga.
Swannanoa Valley Fine Arts League – Black Mountain, N.C.
Valley River Arts Guild – Murphy, N.C.

Check out other current exhibitions, classes and workshops at our updated website, or through the new 2013 catalogue, available free at The Bascom.

The Bascom is open year-round, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 12 noon to 5 p.m. Enjoy workshops, exhibitions, special events and quality programs throughout the year. For more information, visit or call (828)526-4949.

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