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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!

Bakersville Christmas Parade

On Saturday, December 2, Bakersville will hold its annual Christmas Parade. Floats and other participants should gather at Gouge Schools at 4pm to line up for the parade, which will begin at 6pm.

For more information, call Town Hall at 828-688-2113.

Toe River Holiday Studio Tour: December 2-4

Mica Gallery

TOUR HOURS : Friday through Sunday, 10-5PM RECEPTION : Friday, December 2, at the Spruce Pine Gallery, 5:30 to 7:30PM

The Toe River Studio Tour is perhaps the largest and the longest running studio tour in the country; you will find craftspeople and artists in nearly every medium, many tops in their field and several new-to-the-tour participants.

FREE, self-guided, this adventure will lead you to some unique places situated between Mt. Mitchell and Roan Mountain. Meet the artists, see where they create and where they live. TRAC sponsors a Meet-The-Artist reception at their Spruce Pine Gallery on Friday evening after the tour closes for the day. A sampling of participant is on display geographically so one can plan a route for the rest of their journey. For a sneak peak at the tour, the exhibition will go up on November 19.

A listing of Studio Tour participants can be seen here.

A copy of the Tour Guide can be picked up at the TRAC Galleries in Spruce Pine and Burnsville, at other local galleries, or downloaded here.

For more information, please call 828-682-7215 or email.


Winter Wrap Up at Mica Gallery

Mica Gallery

Three guest artists will show their wearable artwork at Mica for the upcoming holiday season, adding plenty of color and texture to the scene. Starting on Nov. 22 and running through the New Year, lovely, functional garments and more made by Liz Spear, Neal Howard, and Deanna Lynch feature in Mica's "Winter Wrap Up".

Mica is thrilled that all three Winter Wrap Up artists will be at at Mica to greet you during Studio Tour Weekend, Dec. 2-4. So visit Mica now, through the holidays, and on this special weekend to wrap up you and yours in the beauty of the handmade.

Mica is an exciting arts gallery filled with lovely pottery, unique sculpture, luscious textiles, and more, all made by local artists many of them nationally and internationally recognized. Walk into Mica's spacious, antique building in quaint downtown Bakersville, and be warmly welcomed by an artist-member.

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 artists Andy Palmer, Constance Schulze, and Ali Kauss for the month of November. New online artists include Kyla Toomey and Chris Darway.

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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