Transylvania Community Arts Council

Transylvania Community Arts Council

349 S. Caldwell Street Brevard, NC 28712

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Join us Wednesday afternoon to learn more about our ceramics program and studio, meet Sommer, and enjoy refreshments, door prizes, and more!

Wheel Throwing Class
(Intro to Intermediate)
Starts Thursday, May 19

If you've always wanted to learn how to use a potter's wheel (or refresh your skills), this is the course for you! Join Sommer for a 4-session course in the basics of wheel throwing. The course will cover wedging, centering clay, throwing various bowl and cylinder forms, finishing, and glazing. Click here for more information.

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Flower Power!
an open exhibit of fine art and craft
May 5th - June 4th
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The Arts Council is pleased to announce “Flower Power,” an exhibition of fine art and craft.

The exhibition features over 75 works created by approximately 50 local and regional artists. The exhibition will be on view at the TC Arts Gallery through June 4, 2022. 



TC Arts is pleased to announce another art-filled season at the Summer Arts Academy! Let us help your student artist (ages 6-17) explore new mediums and techniques with classes such as Stepping into Fashion, Clay Creations, Songwriting, Photography, Fiber Arts, and much more!  Click here for more information, including class descriptions and registration.

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White Squirrel Photo Contest Returns!
Entries Accepted April 19 - May 20
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White Squirrel, 2022
Bonnie Jensen, photographer

The ever-popular White Squirrel Photo Contest is returning after a two-year pandemic recess. Get out your cameras (or smart phones) and capture a photo of those little critters frolicking in your backyard!

Entries will be accepted at TC Arts beginning Tuesday, April 19th. Winners will be announced, and photos displayed, during White Squirrel Weekend, June 3-4, in downtown Brevard.

Click here for the complete rules, delivery dates, and entry form. We look forward to seeing your photos!

Call for Artists
48th Annual

Fine Arts and Crafts Showcase
July 4th, 2022
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TC Arts' annual Fine Arts & Crafts Showcase returns this year for the 48th season.  Held in conjunction with Heart of Brevard's July 4th celebration, the Showcase will feature up to 40 local and regional artists with artwork ranging from painting and sculpture to fiber art, jewelry, wood, and more. For more information, call us at 828.884.2787. Click the image above for more details, including application!

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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.  

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


Current Events

Flower Power!
Opening Reception
Friday, May 6th, 5-6.30pm
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Join us at the Arts Council at 5pm on Friday, May 6th, for the opening reception of Flower Power! Light refreshments will be provided. 

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
Transylvania Community Arts Council
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...

Open House
Wednesday, May 25th