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 Bakersville.com, we're pretty sure that you will want to take a look at the Town of Bakersville, North Carolina!
Give the Gift of Mitchell County History!
In Voices of the Valley, Elizabeth C. Hunter, well known, award winning and much appreciated local writer, weaves the voices of past and present generations into enjoyable human stories that bring life to the 150 year-old history of Mitchell County.
The coffee-table book is richly illustrated with contemporary photographs from local photographers and filled with historical images, over 90% of which have not appeared in press.
"Heritage-lovers are flourishing like celebrants at good harvests. [I]mpressive... supremely good choice of photos... and a powerful theme."
Rob Neufeld, Asheville Citizen-Times Book Review
All proceeds go to the Mitchell County Historic Courthouse Foundation.
December Exhibits at Crimson Laurel Gallery
On December 6th, Crimson Laurel Gallery will be opening three shows
for the month: “Woodfired and Functional,” by featured artist Matt Schiemann, work
entitled “One of a Kind” by well known ceramic artist Ron Meyers, and functional
“Soda Works” by ceramicist Carolanne Currier.
Known for his woodfired functional pieces, each piece of Matt Schiemann’s work documents the energy of the fire as it passes through and over his work while in the kiln. He says that his pottery allows him "to experience personal memories and express emotions while still allowing the viewer to be able to relate to the forms and functions of the pieces.”
Ron Meyers has been in clay for over 30 years, known for his loose, whimsical and
pictorial approach to utilitarian pottery. About his work: "Along with the functional aspects of the piece, I strive to have the end product reflect my own sensitivity and awareness to the material itself and its traditions.
"It's Never Too Late!" After a full career in the health field, Carolanne Currier discovered clay. Her "goal is to combine the output of head, hands, and heart to make the ordinary a little more special."
These three outstanding shows will feature significant collections of work both
sculptural and functional with many of the pieces made especially for these exhibitions.
All three exhibitions open, with artist reception, on December 6th and run to December 30th. For more information, visit crimsonlaurelgallery.com.
Visit Anita's Art Gallery
Anita Connelly would like to invite you to stop by the Bakersville Emporium and Anita's Art Gallery in downtown Bakersville. New work, including Robbie Bell's new "Zinnia Garden" series, and a wonderful selection of bluebird and wren houses, are just a few of the surprises that are currently being showcased.