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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!

Fork Mountain Pottery Annual Labor Day Sale


The “Soda Chicks and Chet’ Homesale is celebrating its thirteenth year, and is a must stop on your Labor Day weekend calendar!

Bakersville potters, Gay Smith, Suze Lindsay and Kent McLaughlin, and their special invited guests, Ellen Shankin from Floyd, VA, and Josh Copus from Asheville, NC, will come together to help you discover why handmade pottery enriches your home and life.

Join them for good company, enjoy delicious food displayed on hand made pots, and view gorgeous flower arrangements in one-of-a-kind vases!

The open house is at Fork Mountain Pottery, Fork Mountain Road, Bakersville, on Saturday, September 5th, 10am - 6pm, and Sunday, September 6th, from 10am - 5pm. Visit for more information on the potters, their work and homesale location.


Cruz-In for a Cause: September 12

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"Function and Fancy" Glass Art at Mica Gallery

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: New Exhibitions

Featured Artist: New Work by Frank James Fisher, through August 2.

Featured Exhibitions: "Ceramic Icon", work by Frank Boyden, and "Getting it Right, Passing it On", by Kevin Crowe and 7 past & present apprentices, through September 30th. The 7 apprentices include: Ellen Sedgwick, Krista Loomans, Lisa York, Noah Hughey-Commers, Sherri Raffaele, Susannah Goodman, and Taylor Vactor. Both Featured Exhibitions run through September 30th.

Gallery Hours are Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm, and Sunday, 12 - 5pm. 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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