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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!

Bakersville Galleries: Art & Dine

The galleries in downtown Bakersville will offer an open house on Saturday, May 23, from 5 - 8pm. Anita's Atelier invites you to stop by to meet & greet the gallery's artists and enjoy refreshments. Mica will hold the opening for it's "Rock, Paper, Scissors" exhibit, and Shane Mickey's new gallery (in the old Dot's building) will also be open for the evening

Bakersville Farmers Market

Bakersville Farmers' Market opens weekly for the summer season on Saturday mornings starting May 23, and will be located in the parking lot of the medical clinic, across from the post office.

Stop by to find bread and other baked goods, organic vegetables, free-range eggs, whey-fed pork, grass-fed beef, pasture-raised chicken, local honey & beeswax, shiitake mushrooms, herbal tinctures, salves & syrups, tea blends, herbal body products, jewelry, hand-crafted items, and more.

Mica Gallery

Bill  Brown  Jennifer Bueno  Thor Bueno

Mica is pleased to present “Rocks, Paper, Scissors,” the first of their visiting artists shows for 2015, running from May 23 through July 21, 2015. The works of four extremely-gifted western North Carolina artists are being shown: Lisa Blackburn, Bill Brown, and, working in collaboration, Thor and Jennifer Bueno. Opening Reception on Saturday, May 23, 5 - 8 pm.

Gallery Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10am - 5pm; Sunday, 12pm - 5pm. Visit Mica online at or follow then on Facebook.

Crimson Laurel Gallery: Bennett Bean & Martha Grover

Joy TannerThese two outstanding shows will feature significant collections of work both sculptural and functional with many of the pieces made especially for these exhibitions.

Featured Exhibition: "The Two Sides of Bennett Bean: by Bennett Bean" opened May 9th and runs until June 3rd.

Joy TannerFeatured Artist: "Martha Grover – New Work" opened May 2nd and runs to June 3rd.

Also continuing: "Close Quarters: by Mark Errol, & Lindsay Rogers" opened April 4th and runs to June 3rd. In this exhibit, Errol and Rogers respond to the idea of shared space in the domestic arena.

For more information, visit Crimson Laurel Gallery or call 828-688-3599.

nita'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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