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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.


We will accomplish this mission by:

  • Promoting all visual and performing arts in the County

  • Educating our youth

  • Educating adults, both locals and visitors

  • Providing art opportunities for all

  • Enhancing Economic Development through the arts

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Our Vision

To continue to be a vibrant arts destination and resource center that helps other arts organizations and artists with their creative endeavors.


Because we believe arts are relevant to everybody, TC Arts offers programs that meet the needs of many segments of the community.  Here’s a list of some of our regularly scheduled programs. As we receive funds this list will evolve.

Arts In Schools
The TC Arts Council partners with Transylvania County Schools to present Arts In Schools each year.  Students in the Transylvania County School system receive curriculum-related performances and/ or an artist-in-residency program. Professional artists/educators provide week-long Artists-in-Residencies in public school classrooms, providing students with in-depth, hands-on learning experiences. Take Art to Heart teachers bring visual arts, art history and critical thinking skills to third, fourth and fifth grade students. Every Spring TC Arts plays host to the Transylvania County Student Art Show for students K-12. TC Arts makes more than 12,000 student contacts annually.

TC Arts Center Gallery
The TC Arts gallery space hosts up to twelve exhibitions a year featuring local and regional artists.  This gallery space gives local and regional artists the opportunity to display and sell their artwork.

Art Classes
Introductory arts, craft,s and pottery classes have been offered to adults and children since 1998. In 2016 the TC Arts Council opened its Pottery Studio led by Summer Coen.  TC Arts' Arts Academy also offers week-long art classes, ceramics classes, and photography classes for children during the summer, and ongoing classes for adults and children throughout the entire year.

Fine Arts & Crafts Showcase – 4th of July Celebration
An event with a 47-year history, our annual Showcase features excellent arts and crafts from throughout the region. The event takes place on Main Street in downtown Brevard in conjunction with the Heart of Brevard’s July 4th Celebration and the Transylvania Region AACA Classic Car Show. This is a juried fine arts and crafts show. Art vendors may email to get an application. Art vendors must have their own tent, tables and chairs.

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

Number 7 Arts Gallery
A retail operation run by a cooperative of 38 local Transylvania County artists, located in the former White Squirrel Shoppe on the corner of West Main Street and Broad Street.  This arts business venture gives 38+ local artists the opportunity to learn how to run an arts business and a chance to showcase locally made arts and crafts.

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