Welcome to the Toe River Arts Council

Promoting The Arts In Mitchell And Yancey Counties Since 1976

The Toe River Arts Council is inviting all residents of and businesses in Mitchell and Yancey counties to participate in its Community Survey which is now underway. With funding from the National Endowment from the Arts and four other funders and working in conjunction with 18 community partners, TRAC is now implementing a three year initiative focused on the substantial arts resources of Mitchell and Yancey counties. The ultimate goal of this branding project is to revitalize the economy through the arts. TRAC has hired North Star Destination Strategies of Nashville, headed by CEO Don McEachern, for the branding portion of this project designed to improve our local economy by attracting visitors, new residents, artists and small businesses. The feedback from the Community Survey is critical to the success of the project. Click here to access the survey. The online survey can be completed in 20-30 minutes andwill be available through midnight on Monday, September 7, 2015. At the end of that time, the North Star team will compile the responses along with the results of the Artist Vision Survey conducted earlier this summer and propose logos and graphic identities, written creative concepts, a brand narrative, website design and strategic marketing recommendations. TRAC will report the results of the Community Survey when they become available. In appreciation for the time invested, TRAC will hold a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to be used at either gallery. To be entered, participant must provide their names. For further information, please contact Rob Heffron, Project Coordinator at rob.heffron@toeriverarts.org and click here to learn more.

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August 15-September 26

August 8 – September 19


TRAJSLOGOtinyThanks for submitting applications to the Toe River Juried Art Show. Invitations will be emailed the week of September 28. Good luck to you all.
 Deadline Sept 19 : Delivery of work to TRAC galleries for Annual Auction, BOXES.

Sept 10: The Regional Artist Project Grant workshop, 5pm, Arts Resource Center, Spruce Pine.

Deadline Oct 15 : The Regional Artist Project Grant is an annual grant program open to artists in Buncombe, Mitchell and Yancey, Avery, and Madison counties. Download the information and application.



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September 26
Burnsville Town Center

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…] mmmm…wonder who created that one?

The work of the Toe River Arts Council is made possible through support from: NCAC_Logosm    NEA_Logo    cfwnc_logo    edaMCC Logo NoCat big Golden Leaf    unitedway    waanc     PrintBRNHAshield_72 YanceyFundweb   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

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