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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!

Apple Butter Festival: October 24

The Bakersville Apple Butter Festival will be held on Saturday, October 24, 9am to 4pm, at the Bakersville Creek Walk.

Visit booths and displays by local craftspeople and historians, listen to old-time bluegrass music, and sample fresh, homemade apple butter!

This event is sponsored by the Mitchell County Historical Society and is free and open to everyone. For more information, or if you would like to be a vendor for this event, call 828-688-4371.

Vendor applications can also be downloaded here, and must be received by October 16.

"Metal: Forged & Foraged" at Mica, Sept 24 - Nov 15

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Mica's fall exhibit features local artists Paige Davis and John D. Richards.

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From September through mid-October, Mica also features special works by member artists Claudia Dunaway of Yummy Mud Puddle, Joy Tanner, and William Baker.

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Mica is located in the heart of Bakersville at 37 N. Mitchell Ave. Gallery Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10am - 5pm; Sunday, 12pm - 5pm. Visit Mica online at or follow then on Facebook.

Mica presents Winter Wrap-up of Fine Fiber

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For the entire holiday season of 2015, Mica presents a trio of fiber artists who excel in making colorful garments, scarves, and handbags.

Neil Howard dyes & handweaves scarves and shawls from silk and silk/merino blend yarns. For those who enjoy making their own pieces, she also offers these yarns in kits to weave, knit, or crochet.

Kathy Faille is drawn to the way colors interplay and finds the dyeing and spinning process very intriguing. Her skills as a seamstress allow Kathy to take the fabric she creates on the loom and fashions it into various finished pieces, particularly handbags.

Liz Spear makes one-of-a-kind, comfortable garments with her own handwoven cloth: shirts and jackets designed to wear to the office or with your favorite pair of jeans.

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Make a special point to visit Mica during this holiday season. Mica is located in the heart of Bakersville at 37 N. Mitchell Ave. Gallery Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10am - 5pm; Sunday, 12pm - 5pm. Visit Mica online at or follow then on Facebook.

Crimson Laurel Gallery: Fall Exhibitions

"Slipped Ware" by Brenda Lichman: “There’s great satisfaction in creating something from scratch and putting it out into the world for others to enjoy. These pots begin on the wheel, and are later altered off the wheel by stretching, massaging, pulling and pushing the clay outwards. I then accent the form with a thickly applied slip that allows me to create soft, fluid contours. Atmospheric firing intensifies this richness, bringing out the butteriness of a glaze, or adding zest by activating the vibrant color of a flashing slip.” You will be delighted with both the visual aspect as well as the functionality of these fantastic pieces made specifically for this exhbition.

"Images: work by Ron Meyers, Frank James Fisher, Steve Hansen, and Nicole Aquillano"

This is a display of current work with the theme of imagery and how these four artists all deal with it in both distinct and varied ways.

Ron Meyers’ work epitomizes the loose and quick drawing style of a cartoonist, using animal imagery as a representation of human moods and personality types.

The pieces of Frank James Fisher are primarily low relief wall pieces, many with architectural motifs as well as caricatures from old advertisements.

Steve Hansen uses an image transference process to his brightly colored pieces. He then patinas them with stains and fires them to give a weathered and aged appearance

Nicole Aquillano’s architectural drawings are like a draftsman’s view of actual buildings and locations she’s seen. Her functional ware is stark white with the inlaid blue line drawings being softened by the clear glaze that she fires on top of it all.

Both Featured Exhibitions run from October 3rd through December 3rd. Gallery Hours are Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm, and Sunday, 12 - 5pm. For more information, visit Crimson Laurel Gallery or call 828-688-3599.

Anita's Art Gallery

Anita Connelly would like to invite you to stop by Anita's Art Gallery in downtown Bakersville!

She is featuring new pottery (Robbie Bell, Joe Comeau), wood craft (James Ouzts, Robert Bradshaw), basketry (Susan B. Taylor), glass art (Richard Ritter, Simona Rosasco), paintings, and jewelry (John Lara, David Trophia, Marie Thomas).

Anita is still accepting applications for fiber, ceramics, and more. Contact her at 828-688-1717.





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