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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!

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Fundraiser for SafePlace

Mitchell County SafePlace is currently sponsoring a campaign called Walk a Mile in Her Shoes. A bunch of Mitchell County men will walk a mile in red high heels at Riverside Park in Spruce Pine to raise money and awareness for victims of domestic violence.

SafePlace provides a 24/7 Hotline (held by trained volunteers), Emergency Shelter for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, Court and Hospital Accompaniment, Bi-Lingual Services, Victim Advocates who provide case management, referrals and navigation of community services, peer counseling, transportation for vital services (medical, legal, housing, etc.), and Transition House for a family who needs additional assistance to become self sufficient.

They also provide support for the Coordinated Community Response Team (law enforcement, DSS, hospital, library, school personnel) who can identify resources and foster a climate within our community where victims are safe and abusers are held accountable. Their “Fresh Start” Program provides life, job and computer skills to empower clients for the road after shelter. Elder Abuse services encompass many aspects of abuse; from physical, emotional, sexual, financial and neglect. A new program, Prevention Education, will provide a trained advocate in our Middle Schools, High School, and Early College at Mayland Community College, that is an evidence based curriculum “Safe Dates” and “Shifting Boundaries” to help our youth develop healthy, respectful relationships.

Last year they served over 678 individual women, men, and children. You can help! Be a part of these solutions! Register to "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes", sponsor a walker, or simply send a donation of any amount to Mitchell County Safe Place, POB 544, Spruce Pine, NC 28777.

"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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