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 42 | Arts & Culture
  Young Harris College Inspire Theatre
 John C. Campbell Folk School Fall Festival
 TPottery, Paintings and Performance
Artsy Types and Culture Lovers Welcome!
There’s more to Blairsville-Union County than Misty Mountain Quilters Guild meets regularly for programs flora and fauna. You’ll also discover a diverse assortment of and workshops, and holds quilt shows throughout the year. At artisans, galleries, exhibits, theater and musical offerings. the Olive Tree Art Centre, students take classes in clay and
The Mountains Are the Stage
The Peacock Performing Arts Center offers big city entertain- ment in a quiet mountain town (Hayesville, NC). Built in the 1980s, the center holds four plays a year, musical concerts and family entertainment. From rip-roaring comedies to eclectic dramas, Blue Ridge Community Theater enjoys acclaim for professional shows and live music concerts, as well as its renowned children’s theater and summer camp.
Young Harris College’s wide variety of arts programming includes theatrical productions, live concerts, lectures and read- ings, visual art exhibitions, planetarium shows and other events that enrich the cultural life of our small mountain community. Goldrush School of Music provides music lessons for all ages, plus hosts several recitals.
Art Is All Around Us
Small mountain towns have always been home to eclectic artists and unique festivals, and we’re no exception! Goldhagen Stu­ dios dazzles visitors with glass blowing demonstrations. The
painting in a studio housed in a renovated 1950s homestead. And Lardworks Studio at Lasso the Moon Alpaca Farm offers classes in printing, yarn dying, felting, jewelry making and more.
The 80+ member Mountain Regional Arts & Crafts Guild in nearby Hiawassee offers lessons for adults and children in everything from watercolors and plein aire painting to alcohol inks. There are also artist exhibits throughout the year. And the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association brims with exhibitions, classrooms, studios, galleries, youth art camps and even an annual Writer’s Conference in neighboring Blue Ridge. It also sponsors two Arts in the Park Festivals (May & October) that draw thousands of visitors to the area.
Closer to home in beautiful Meeks Park, the Butternut Creek Festival hosted by the High Country Artisans, is held each July. You’ll enjoy a wonderful weekend of arts, crafts and music along the shady banks of Butternut Creek.
The John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC, offers week-long and weekend classes in arts, crafts, music, dance,

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