TRAVEL GUIDE TO BRYSON CITY AND THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS


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Explore Your Creative Side At One Of Our Area Arts & Crafts Workshops

Here in the mountains of Western North Carolina, we're known for our creative arts and crafts community. Our artisans are keeping alive many of the traditional heritage crafts such as pottery, weaving, basketmaking and quilting; as well as cooking, canning and preserving to make best use of locally grown foods.

Stores and galleries in the area offer these crafts and more for sale; and we have several festivals featuring locally made crafts as well. If you would like to learn how to create some unique crafts, the artisans on this page would like to teach you. We have a variety of classes — from 2 hours to several days or ongoing.

Nourish your creative spirit - learn something new!

Arts, Crafts & Cooking Classes Near Bryson City

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The Wild Fern

Contact: Debra Mills
Address:
19 Everett Street
Bryson City, NC 28713
Phone 828-736-1605
A working studio/gallery of regional artists who create and sell! Debbie Mills, of Mountain Basket Works, creates traditional and contemporary baskets. Call or email for upcoming class schedules.

Pincu Pottery

Contact: Elise Delfield
Address:
80 Hwy. 28 South
Bryson City, NC 28713
Phone 828-488-0480
Pincu Pottery offers handmade, functional pottery that is made on the premises. Come watch the potter at work as she crafts these one of a kind items. Sign up for a class or inquire about individual instruction times - adults and children are welcome. Retail area featuring pottery tools as well.

Southwestern Community College

Address:
Swain Center, 60 Almond School Rd
Bryson City, NC 28713
Phone 828-366-2000
SCC's Nantahala School for the Arts at Swain Center focuses on heritage arts including a Master Potter certificate program, as well as outdoor leadership and business and industry training and consulting. Several classes for children are offered in the summer.

Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center

Address:
121 Schoolhouse Rd
Robbinsville, NC 28771
Phone 828-479-3364
Phone 828-479-4384
Fax 828-479-1434
Stecoah Valley Center is home to an Artisans Gallery, a Spring Bluegrass Festival, an 11-week Summer Concert Series, a Fall Harvest Festival, the Schoolhouse Cafe (seasonal hours), and a variety of adult classes from cooking to arts and crafts as well as business and technical assistance for artists.
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Bryson City - Swain County
Chamber of Commerce
& Visitor Center

210 Main Street
P.O. Box 509
Bryson City, NC 28713

Email

Karen Proctor Wilmot
Executive Director

800-867-9246 toll-free
828-488-3681 local
828-488-6858 fax