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2015 Issue 3 Vol 5

News, Life and the Art Culture in the Smoky Mountains

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The year seems to be flying by as winter becomes but a memory and spring is in action and the mountains are filled with bloom.
It is amazing to realize that the first Art After Dark is just around the corner kicking off a year of events filling the streets with smiles and

For many of you that have been away for the winter, there have been a few changes to the downtown scene.  To name a few: Pheasant
Hill (and their awesome cakes) is gone. High Country Furniture & Design has filled that space and opened today as I write. No word about the coffee/cake bar. In the space High Country Furniture & Design emptied will be accessories such as carpet, linens, window treatments, etc.

O’Malley’s space will go from restaurant to import furniture store creating a unique selection not yet available downtown.   Once Café 50, now Boojum Brewing’s taproom offers craft beer, full bar and a
pub-style menu.   Hunter Bank’s fishing supplies is
now in the space next door.

Just Ducky, on Miller Street, has closed its doors but Smoky Mountain Sub Shop located next door will take over the space adding another 1000
square feet to their space. Thai Spice has new owners from Maggie Valley. With fresh decor and renewed energy they changed the restaurant
name to “Blossom on Main Thai Fusion”.

we head into “season” with a full house and excited, new tenants.

of Art After Dark, missing will be Bill Stecher, piano player
extraordinaire. He has been dealing with some health issues over the winter and is unable to tickle the ivories for us. This year will bring a variety of players to entertain you. For a list of dates and featured artists check out the “event” section on our website

 Come celebrate with us the arrival of spring.  We look forward to seeing you soon.


Art After Dark

Becky Burnette
Crystal Allen

“Emerging Artists” Becky Burnette, jewelry metalsmith, and Crystal Allen, clay
artist, will be kicking off the Art After Dark season at Twigs and Leaves Gallery Friday evening, May 1, 6-9PM. Both are recent graduates of Haywood Community College’s Creative Arts
Program and have evolved into amazingly talented artisans.

Friday evening, as you stroll through the gallery’s 145+ primarily regional artists, enjoy piano music by Waynesville’s Diane Wolfe and delight in the savory hors d’eurves. If you are participating in the Chamber’s Half Marathon on May 2, come by AAD for a good luck treat.

Spotlight Artist

Margo Locke


Margo Locke resides in the Great Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina. She was born in Kentucky where she received a B.F.A. in Art from Murray State University.

Her art is inspired by the beautiful landscapes of the Appalachian region she lives in as well as the engaging people who surround her. Margo is a retired middle-grades Science teacher. She has three daughters and seven
grandchildren who live near her and who help embody life as well as embrace her art.

Her style is a direct reflection of what she sees in the images she projects in her art. For her, water color is the medium that best reflects what she observes and allows her to portray them artfully in her paintings with her own unique style. She does not draw out her ideas but she mentally paints the picture in her imagination and then  transfers that image to her paint. The colors and patterns are very real to her and sometimes the end result is unexpected as she feels that the process of all her art is an adventure.

She has always felt that her art is a gift from
the Lord and is one of the reasons she enjoys it so much.

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First Friday 6 PM


The original “ART after DARK” Downtown Waynesville Galleries remain open until 9pm.  Demonstrations, artist’s receptions, music, and refreshments. Visit with gallery and shop owners as well as others committed to preserving the art and culture of our community.

Our next two Art After Dark events are Friday May 1st and Friday June
5th.  Look for the WGA group flag representing the Waynesville
Gallery Association members who are participating.   We
look forward to
spending time with you!

The Haywood County
Chamber of  Commerce has many
events including the Half Marathon on May 2 and the many activities
offered by the member agencies and businesses.  To learn more
about their activities, click on the link in the photo to the

Festival time is
just around the corner!  The first festival on Main Street is
the Block Party on Saturday May 23rd.  There will be bands,
shopping, food and fun (including a children’s play area).

To find the dates for other 2015 festivals and activities that make our
community what it is, check out the Downtown Waynesville Association
website by clicking on the photo above.

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Carrie Keith  (828) 456-1940
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