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Fine craft art featured

Tickets are still available for The Bascom’s annual auction-themed fundraiser, ‘Celebration!’, Art, Design Craft featuring a gala dinner and auction on Saturday, Oct. 1 on The Bascom Terrace. This elegant affair features live and silent auctions of exquisite works of fine craft art. Just a sample of the items in this year’s live auction are works from Sonja Blomdahl, Frank Fleming, Brian Boggs, Philip Moulthrop, Matt Moulthrop, the Gee’s Bend Quilters and Charlie Lucas; art-themed trips to New Orleans, Point Clear, Alabama and Abaco in the Bahamas; and a “Mississippi” Hunt Supper for 10. Featured during this year’s live auction, “Touching a Heart Through Art.” a paddle raise in support of the Bascom’s goal of offering creative interactions with art and furthering the center’s charitable and programming mission by donating to these enrichment activities geared to all ages and stages of learning!


“Contemporary Native American Life” is the theme of an arts competition sponsored by Western Carolina University, Southwestern Community College and the Oconaluftee Institute for Cultural Arts in Cherokee.

The contest is open to kindergarten through high school students of the six westernmost counties (Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Jackson, Macon and Swain) and the Qualla Boundary, and to students of WCU and SCC. Entries are limited to one per person, with cash prizes of $200, $150 and $100 awarded to the top three entries in each of two categories: photography and two-dimensional art (not including photography).


Three Eagles Outfitters is taking applications for artists/crafters for a Fall Artists Market set for Saturday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Booth spaces are free but limited.

Artists/crafters must fill out an appliation, provide photos and descriptions and will be juried.


Western Carolina University presents its festival of traditional mountain culture, Mountain Heritage Day on Saturday, Sept. 24.

WCU’s fall festival features a variety of art and crafts, music, clogging, folk rats, contest an activities all wrapped up in a one-day event. All Mountain Heritage Day activities, including stage performances, will take place between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. with the exception of registration for the woodcutting contest, which starts at 9 a.m. This year’s festival will be held on fields behind the Cordelia Camp Building, in parking lots and grassy areas around the Camp building and in the Mountain Heritage Center, which is located on the ground floor of H.F. Robinson Administration Building. Admission and parking are free.


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