The Toe River Arts Holiday Studio Tour happens each December in Mitchell and Yancey Counties. This second of two premier events held each year the first weekend in December will feature over 80 open studios and galleries. On the evening of the first day of the tour (December 1) from 5:30 to 7:30pm, TRAC hosts a reception at the Spruce Pine Gallery where visitors and artists get together to shake hands, tell a story or two, share a glass of wine; and where those “taking” the tour can plan the rest of their weekend. The tour is self-guided and free. Hours are 10am to 5pm each day—Friday-Sunday. Just pick up a guide at either TRAC location or at retailers and studios throughout the region (Available mid-October) and follow the Toe River Arts tour signs. For more information call 828-682-7215, 828-765-0520, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. And check out the website.
Statewide Arts Celebration Events
In all corners of our state, North Carolinians engage in a wide variety of arts experiences – from performances in big concert halls to artist residencies in schools. During our anniversary season, we are shining a spotlight on these creative moments. Events and programs in all 100 counties have been dedicated to the North Carolina Arts Council’s 50th. This is our Statewide Arts Celebration.