Welcome to the Toe River Arts Council

Promoting The Arts In Mitchell And Yancey Counties Since 1976

GALLERIES AND GIFT SHOPS OPEN 10:30AM TO 5:00PM

[Burnsville closed Monday/Sunday; Spruce Pine closed Sunday]

Start your day with TRAC



Toe River Chamber Ensemble will be having a Free (as always) Fall Concert on Tuesday, October 18 at 7pm
at the First Baptist Church on the Town Square in Burnsville. Stay tuned for details!

SPRUCE PINE TRAC GALLERY

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AUGUST 20 – SEPTEMBER 17
MY OTHER SELF
Robin Martindale

reception August 26, 5 to 7pm

DEADLINE OCTOBER 14!

REGIONAL ARTIST PROJECT GRANT

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The Regional Artist Project Grant Program is awarded annually to provide financial support for committed, accomplished artists by funding a project pivotal to a career in their respective art forms. The Regional Artist Project Grants range from $400 – $1,200. Applications and information are available online. Workshops in Spruce Pine are scheduled for September 1, in Burnsville on the 8th of September.

 

ARC GALLERY 

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AUGUST 27 – SEPTEMBER 10
ASIA
H. ALLEN BENOWITZ

reception August 26, 5 to 7pm

WANT TO HELP FUND-A-NEED?
LET’S PAY OFF THE MORTGAGE!


BURNSVILLE TRAC GALLERY

AUGUST 13-SEPTEMBER 24
“GROWING TOGETHER–
HANNAH & MOLLY LEVIN”
Marthanna Yater

RECEPTION AUGUST 13, 5 TO 7PM

31ST ANNUAL
MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS
FOLK FESTIVAL

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SEPTEMBER 24, 2016

5:30-9:30PM
BURNSVILLE TOWN CENTER

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Burnsville’s Gateway project is a key part of the NC Arts Council’s SmART Initiative focusing on arts-driven economic development strategies to build stronger economies and communities. The proposed artwork will showcase the work of local resident, regional, and national artists that will tell the story of the city. To learn more >

What does the smART Initiative have to do with Economic Development?

Glass Blowers at Penland

Glass Orbs - 1st Batch

Glass Orbs - 1st Batch

Glass Orbs - 1st Batch

Glass Orbs - 1st Batch

Glass Orbs - 1st Batch

Gabion prototype

Prototype gabions pictured above are approximately 1/10 the actual completed size

Phase I of the Burnsville SmART Public Art Plan began at Penland’s glass studio with glass artists—Rob Levin, Kenny Pieper, David and Hayden Wilson, and Courtney Dodd—working with Jack Mackie, a Seattle designer and public artist/planner. Please take a few moments and watch the videos Chanse Simpson made for this first phase of the project. Part I Part II

Phase II will follow at the end of the year with final installation scheduled in 2017. Can you help support our community in creating and celebrating its unique identity and place? Don’t forget to include your name, address, phone, and email. We’ll keep you informed.

 

aftalogo1 As of December 17, 2015, 292 study regions across the United States have already signed up for Arts & Economic Prosperity 5, the fifth national economic impact study of America’s nonprofit arts and culture industry by the non-profit organization, Americans for the Arts. In North Carolina, the Toe River Arts Council is among 30 other arts organizations who will be surveying their communities in the next 12 months to determine just how the arts do impact the economic climate in their area. Arts organizations around the area will be asking a few questions so please take a moment of your time and help us quantify the benefit of the arts for a thriving community.

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, The Foundation for Bluegrass Music, Young & McQueen, A.J. Fletcher Foundation, and the Towns of Burnsville and Spruce Pine.

 


Also, we thank those patron/members and their businesses that continue to be major supporters of the arts council.

Michael and Serey Andree, Don and Doris Baucom, Carol Benjamin, George and Patti Bennett, H. Allen Benowitz, JJ Brown and Simona Rosasco, Paul and Frances Burton, Jerry and Marilyn Cade, Bill and Judy Carson, Bruce and Judy Carter, Clyde and Dot Collins, Joann W.Collins, Denise Cook, David Cort, Judy Crouch, Paul and Susan Crutchfield, Warren and Diane Edwards, David and Yvonne Evans, Catherine Faller, Mike and Betsy Fleenor, Ken and Lori Gilcrist, Howell and Beverly Hammond, Glen and Florence Hardymon, Gwendolyn Ann Harris, Karen Head, Victoria Hicks, Morgen and Tamara Houchard, David and Alice Houser, Carl and Jean Johnson, Peter and Karen Kennedy, Charles and Becky Kind, Walter and Thanna Kulash, Delphia Lamberson, David and Susan Larson, Jerry Leaders, Russell Lee and Renate Schuchardt, Hal and Holly Levinson, John Littleton and Kate Vogel, Susan MacLean, Peter Maneck and deJarnette Wood, Dennis and Tina Matelski, Jeffrey and Starli McDowell, Barbara Middleton, Eugene Morgan, Cynthia Nash, Joseph and Susan Norris, James and Linda Oubre, Gina Phillip,s Louis and Genevieve Pugh, Richard Ritter and Jan Williams, Stuart Rosenfeld and Mary Eldridge, Ron and Kay Goins Royer, Michael and Ruth Rutkowsky, Col. Walter Savage, Scarritt Law Group, Kenneth and Connie Sedberry, Corrine Shilling, Greg Stella, David and Fran Strawn, Taylor and Stephanie Townsend, Kathleen Turczyn, Jennifer Turner, Ted and Teresa Van Duyn, Don and Karen Walker, Jason and Rebecca Warner, Jim Waters and Robin Warden, Dorothy Watson, Virginia Wearn, Oscar and Amy Weinmeiste,r Elizabeth Westveer, Yardy and Barbara Williams, Alston Osgood Wolf, Arch and Carol Woodard, Kimberly Young, Chuck Young and Deana Blanchard

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