Welcome to the Toe River Arts Council Website

Promoting The Arts In Mitchell And Yancey Counties Since 1976

Burnsville Gallery

Burnsville Gallery welcomes nine new artists into the two gift shops. The exhibition will run from April 4 through May 9. Read more…

9th Annual Paint Out

Saturday, May 16

Explore Burnsville in this one-day plein air event celebrating the artist in all of us. All painters/drawers encouraged. But remember, rain or shine, it’s happening!  [read more…]

Spruce Pine Gallery

Annual Blacksmith Exhibition March 28-April 25. A free, open to the public beer and pizza reception will be held on Friday, April 24, 5 to 7pm. Stop by and share a glass and a smile with some of the participating blacksmiths.

A juried art competition open to residents in NC, SC, GA, VA, TN. Deadline August 18, 2015. Go to Opps and Apps for complete information and entry.

Studio Tour

The deadline for participation in the June Toe River Studio Tour has ended and information is starting to filter onto the webpage. As more details are compiled, we’ll post. Check back often.

TRAC is now accepting donations for its annual benefit auction, October 3…
It’s all In and Out of the Box and sssh…it’s all silent. [read more…]

The work of the Toe River Arts Council is made possible through support from:

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And from John & Robyn Horn Foundation, Samuel L. Phillips Foundation, Blumenthal Foundation, Mountain Air Residents Community Fund, The Foundation for Bluegrass Music, Young & McQueen, and the Towns of Burnsville and Spruce Pine.

Also, we thank those patron/members and their businesses that continue to support the arts council.

Don and Doris Baucom
Chuck Young and Deana Blanchard
DT’s Java
Marvin Edwards
Warren and Diane Edwards
Robert and Mollie Elliot
David and Yvonne Evans
Ron and Janet Frazier
James and Candy Furr
Glen and Florence Hardymon
Carl and Jean Johnson
Monty King
Walter and Thanna Kulash
David and Susan Larson
Hal and Holly Levinson
Joseph Mann-Stadt
Katherine McCarty
Laura Mitchell
Gina Phillips
Joe Sam Queen
Jack and Carolyn Riley
Spruce Pine Batch
Greg and Meri Stella
Bill and Linda Swayne
James Thompson
Unimin Corporation
Don and Karen Walker
Joan Zimmerman