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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!

"All-American" Solar Eclipse Parties

On Monday, August 21, all of the contintental US will experience an eclipse for the first time in 99 years. Mitchell County will experience a partial eclipse of 99% totality - the first in almost 40 years! The next solar eclipse will be in 2024.

A Solar Eclipse information Party will be held on Tuesday, August 8, at 6pm at the Mitchell County Public Library. A presentation about the eclipse will be given by the Bakersville Cub Scouts Pack 515 (Aaron Young, Den Leader; Wesley Pipes, Cubmaster). Refreshments will be available. All ages are welcome!

An "All-American" Eclipse Day Party will also be held from 1-4pm on the Creek Walk Soccer Field in Bakersville.

Bring your family to see this rare total eclipse! Free eclipse glasses will be provided per family; seating will be available; telescope with filtered lens will be available as well. Snacks & drinks will be available for purchase.

Sponsored by the Mitchell County Public Library, the Town of Bakersville, and the Bakersville Cub Scouts. For more information, call Town Hall at 688-2113.

Sweet & Salty Pots Labor Day Sale

Local potters Teresa Pietsch and Gay Smith collaborate with Ronan Peterson (originally from nearby Poplar, NC) on September 2 and 3, for a pottery sale called Sweet ’n Salty Pots.

They’ll be joined by fellow potter, Amy Sanders from Charlotte, NC as guest artist. Renowned artist, Tom Spleth, will make a special appearance with paintings from his Amalgamation series and Golden residency, a few ceramic vases, and a few large ceramic tiles.

The sale is being held in the Ridgeway building on Penland School’s campus, right next door to the Penland Gallery. It’s a virtual extravaganza of artwork and pots, presenting the widest range from small to large. Work that can be defined as fully functional, excitingly decorative, and fine art.

These artists will make you welcome, and encourage you to enjoy the Penland Gallery, nearby Bringle Gallery, and Penland Coffee House too. It will be an exciting weekend for artwork in Mitchell and Yancey counties; a pottery show called “Cousins in Clay” is on Snow Creek Rd. and “10 Friends” will be showing at ARC at TRAC Gallery in Spruce Pine, and “Dig In” Pots will be in Burnsville.

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Mica Gallery

Mica Gallery - Flights of Fancy

Mica Gallery

New exhibition at Mica: Flights of Fancy - a visual celebration of the bird, embracing the only creature that truly takes flight. Birds have been symbols of freedom and power throughout the ages, and these artist’s works exhibit these qualities both mythically and realistically. Guest artists Josh Cote (wire sculpture), Elizabeth Brim (metal), Shane Fero (glass) and Mary Webster (paintings), interpret our winged creatures within the artists unique mediums.

Mica hosts a "Wine Down the Week" gatheringat the gallery every Friday from 4-5pm. Pop in, have a glass of wine, and tour their current show.

Mica is located at 37 N Mitchell Ave, Bakersville, and is open daily: Mon-Sat: 10-5; Sun: Noon-5. Find us on the web: Like us on Facebook: Follow us on Instagram: Call: 828-688-6422.

In Tandem Gallery

In Tandem Gallery

In Tandem Gallery features ceramic artist Noel Bailey for the month of August.

Visit the In Tandem website to see a full calendar of upcoming exhibits, featured artists, estate collections, and online galleries.

 In Tandem Gallery is located at 20 N Mitchell Ave, in downtown Bakersville.For more information, contact owner-curator Silvia Ferrari-Palmer at 828-688-6428.





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