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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!

2016 NC Rhododendron Pageant Winners

Congratulations to the new 2016 NC Rhododendron Queens crowned Saturday, the 20th of June, in Bakersville at the 69th Rhododendron Festival!

NC Rhododendron Queen Kellie Pittman is the 21 year old daughter of Ricky and Debbie Pittman of Bakersville. Kellie did a tap routine for talent. She won the interview award as well as the evening gown award.

NC Jr. Rhododendron Queen Andi Creech is the 11 year old daughter of Buddy and Becky Creech of Burgaw, NC. Andi did a vocal presentation for her talent, and won the interview, talent, and evening gown awards.

July 4th Fireworks & Town-wide Yard Sale

The Annual Bakersville Fireworks celebration will take place on Saturday, July 4th, at dusk.

Bakersville's Annual Town-wide Yard Sale will also take place on the 4th. Come and bring your "treasures"! A donation for participating is requested, with all proceeds going to the Creek Walk Playground Project.

For more information, call 688-2113, 688-2740, or 688-3456.

Bakersville Farmers Market

Bakersville Farmers' Market is open weekly for the summer season on Saturday mornings, and is 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  Lisa Blackburn  Thor & Jennifer 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.

Rob Levin  Scott Summerfield  Hayden Wilson

The glass show "Function and Fancy" runs from July 23 through September 21. Several generations of glassblowers are represented. Their works show the diversity of styles, the vibrancy, skill, and artistry of blown glass.

Function and Fancy highlights one of the grand masters, Rob Levin, who has been making glass objects since the 1970’s, and two of the younger generation, Scott Summerfield and Hayden Wilson, who are also carrying the torch forward.

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

Crimson Laurel Gallery: Chris Pickett, Bonnie Seeman & more

Chris Pickett Bonnie Seeman Steve Hansen & Jeremy Randall

Featured Artist: New Work by Chris Pickett, June 3 - July 1. Sensuality and voluptuousness best describe these new arrivals. “The human desire for comfort is universal. Simultaneously all consuming and fleeting, the ephemeral sensation of comfort insulates us from anxiety and unease.”

New Works in the Upper Exhibition Hall: Clay & Glass by Bonnie Seeman: June 6 - July 28. CLG is pleased to present this exhibit of an artist who is truly comfortable and proficient in two distinct mediums. You won’t want to miss this new eye-catching, thought-provoking body of work. “My work blends the macabre with the beautiful, which acts as a metaphor for the fragility and resiliency of life.”

In the Lower Exhibition Hall: Steve Hansen & Jeremy Randall, "Everything Old is New Again", June 6 - July 28. Looking at the work of Jeremy Randall and Steve Hansen evokes a sense of longing for someone far away or a place that has ceased to exist. Both create functional ceramics that appear to have been hand built many years ago and now show signs of corrosion and wear. Steve uses pop culture imagery and Jeremy the familiar form of rural architecture to tap into our collective consciousness, rendering us nostalgic. Beauty is short-lived, please come see this amazing collection before these pieces too, become a thing of the past!

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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