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Holiday Movie and Art Party
Wednesday, December 13
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Calling all kids, ages 6-11! Join us for a Holiday Movie and Art Party on Wednesday, December 13. The fun will begin at 3.30pm and conclude at 5pm, which gives mom and dad a little holiday shopping time. Cindy Rehm will lead the fun with a holiday movie followed by a related art project. Click here to register, and don't forget to tell your friends! 

Small Works - Great Wonders
November 10 - December 21
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As the saying goes, “Good things come in small packages,” and the same holds true for Small Works – Great Wonders.” Just in time for the holiday season, Small Works – Great Wonders opened on Friday, November 10 and will run through Thursday, December 21. 

The Gallery is filled with over 100 pieces of original artwork, including textiles, sculpture, pottery, mixed media, pastels, acrylics, and photography, created by local and regional artists. Although there is no specific theme for this exhibit, submitted artwork may not be larger than 16 inches in any direction, and may not be priced at more than $275 - perfect for gift giving, wrapping, and shipping!


Participating artists include: Alia Albin, Paul Averette, Peg Bayne, Beryl Bradley, Mary Alice Braukman, J.C. Chapman, Gloria Clouse, Rachel Cooke, Jo Crebbin, Jody Cypher, Laurie Davis, Pat Dunham, Darlene Engel, Derrick Fairchild, Amber Fields, Lila Fox, Beth Gillespie, Howard Granat, Jan Helm, Sandy Hemmer, Roxi Hewertson, Toni Hutcheson, Lynn Jackson, Heather Kilsdonk, Celia Landreth, Kathleen Lee, Richard McIntyre, Judy Mowery, P.J. Nelson, Laura Newton, Elaine Omann, Cindy Rehm, Erika Rivera, Denise Sawyer, Steve Simon, Billy Smith, Martine Stolk, Patrick J. Sullivan, Janet Turley, John Turley, Nancy Wahl, Susan Whitaker, Andi Williams, and Cynthia Zimmerman.

The Gallery is open to visitors from 11am-5pm, Tuesday through Friday, and from 1-4pm on Saturdays during the exhibit.  Stop by to find that perfect holiday gift - or perhaps one for yourself!

Call to Artists
Inspired by a Song
January 5 - 27
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The Arts Council has issued a call to artists for its first exhibit of 2024 - Inspired by a Song. For this exhibit, select a song that inspires you to create your art. Let your artwork illustrate the lyrics or depict the way the song makes you feel. The title of your art work must be (or include) the title of the song that inspired you. During the exhibition, a QR code will link to a playlist so that viewers can hear the music while viewing the exhibition.

Click here for the registration form.

Ceramics Studio Program
Youth Classes
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Alia is offering two exciting pottery classes this fall! 


Teens and Tweens Wheel Throwing, for ages 11-16, will meet on Monday afternoons, beginning November 6. In this class, students will learn - or continue to hone - wheel throwing techniques, along with glazing and decorating skills. Beginner and intermediate students are welcome! Registration fee ($175) includes all supplies and firing.

Younger artists (ages 8-12) will want to join Alia's Holiday Ornaments and Luminaries class. This class will meet for two Saturday afternoons in December to create ornaments and luminaries for holiday decoration and gift-giving. Registration fee is $100, and includes all supplies and firing

For more information, including registration, click here or call us at 828.884.2787

Adult Classes
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Alia will also be offering two adult wheel classes in November-December. The first, Practice Makes Perfect, will help beginning and intermediate students hone their skills on the wheel. In December, the class will focus on throwing repetitive forms (cups, bowls, etc.) to create matching sets of pottery. Click here for more information, including registration.

Open Studio

Open Studio sessions are generally available on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturda. Open Studio sessions are available to current and former students, but advanced registration is required.

Monday sessions: 5.00-8.30pm. 

Thursday sessions: 1.00-3.30pm.

Saturday sessions: 12pm - 2pm

Click here to learn more.

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Support the Arts in Transylvania County

Thank you for visiting the Transylvania Community Arts Council’s website. Now more than ever, TC Arts needs your support as we face significant challenges to our programs and public events.  In these uncertain times, YOU can help to support the future of the arts in Transylvania County by making a donation. Your generosity will allow us to continue our mission to enhance the quality of life in Transylvania County by celebrating and nurturing the creative spirit of artists, youth and individuals throughout the County.  

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City of Brevard Public Art Policy​

"In order to beautify public areas, enhance the quality of life for Brevard citizens, attract tourism, promote arts and culture, and encourage businesses to locate within the city, thus expanding Brevard’s economic base, it is the policy of the City of Brevard to promote public art, where appropriate, through the implementation of a clarified process and design guidelines."

In February 2021, the Brevard City Council adopted a Public Art Policy and Application Process, which defines "public art" as "art on publicly- or privately-owned non-residential property that is visible from public streets and pedestrian walkways to be approved by City Council prior to installation."

To learn more about the Public Art Policy and Application Process, see the links below.


Celebrate Art in Transylvania County

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Current Events

The Transylvania Community Arts Council celebrates and nurtures the creative spirit of all artists throughout the County.

Art Gallery
Art Gallery

The TC Arts gallery space in the Transylvania Community Arts Council hosts up to twelve exhibitions a year featuring local and regional artists. Visit our beautiful art Gallery (Gallery hours are listed below).

Art Classes
Art Classes

With after-school and Saturday classes, the Arts Academy is designed to provide a rich experience for our students. Spring classes will be announced soon.

Arts in Schools
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Arts In Schools
News & Events

Students in the Transylvania County School system receive curriculum-related performances/ artist in residency programs.  Every student receives...

Arts & Culture Celebration, Brevard’s 4th Friday Gallery Walks, Duck Race, Fine Arts & Crafts Showcase, Transylvania County Student Art Show, Summer Arts Academy and the Art Auction...

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