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Welcome to Bakersville!

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Photo credit: Doug Sudduth

Thank you for visiting with us. We hope that you will come and bring your family soon and browse our unique art galleries, spend a day or two touring nearby artists' studios, attend one of our area festivals or art events, do a little birding, bike along our scenic roads, catch some trout, take a day trip or longer to beautiful Roan Mountain, or just relax along our Creek Walk.

You might want to stay longer when you see our good schools, locally owned and operated restaurants, library, competitively priced real estate, and friendly people. Take a look around, we're pretty sure that you will want to take a look at the Town of Bakersville, North Carolina!

Mitchell County Historical Society

Authors Jonathan Howard Bennett & David Biddix

Join the Mitchell County Historical Society on Monday, April 18th, at 7pm, in the Spruce Pine Library to hear David Biddix & Jonathan Howard Bennett, co-authors of Images of America: Mount Mitchell, speak about their book and the history and tales of Mount Mitchell, which rises to a height of 6,684 feet making it the tallest peak in the Eastern United States. Mr. Biddix will bring some wonderful pictures and slides to accompany the presentation.

April is also the beginning of the MCHS membership drive, and they look forward to adding new members, as well as continuing memberships long established. MCHS could not present their FREE presentations or the Apple Butter Festival without the public's generous donations and membership dues: $20 for an individual and $25 for a family. This year the Mitchell County Historical Society has added an incentive for membership: all members receive 15% off of all sale goods in our office.....commemorative ornaments, apple butter, and various books about our area.

For more information call Mitchell County Historical Society at 828- 688-4371.

Mica Gallery

In Tandem Gallery

Blue: Members Interpret, A Show of Work by the Members of Mica. Each talented member is showing pieces to interpret the theme "Blue" (above, Platter, detail, by Claudia Dunaway). April 15 - June 27. Reception is on May 14, from 5 - 8 pm. Come dressed wearing your favorite blue attire and enjoy blue beverages, blues music, and blue surprises!

Mica Gallery is located at 37 N Mitchell Ave, in downtown Bakersville. For more information call Mica Gallery at 828-688-MICA (6422).

In Tandem Gallery

In Tandem Gallery

Bakersville's newest gallery, In Tandem, had it's grand opening on April 7th.

In Tandem showcases quality work from a wide variety of artists, including Deborah Rogers, John Britt, Jim Gottuso, Anna Johnson, Laurie Landry, Richard Peterson, Christine Peters, Justin Lambert, Tom Turner, Luba Sharapan, and many more!

April Featured Artist is Tom Turner. His work(pictured above) is included in over 30 books written in 7 countries and is in Museums all over the US, including the National Museum of American Art at the Smithsonian. Turner is known for his beautiful forms and complex glazes resulting in “Elegant Simplicity”.

In Tandem Gallery is located at 20 N Mitchell Ave, in downtown Bakersville. For more information, contact owner-curator Silvia Ferrai-Palmer at 828-688-6428.




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