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 Bakersville.com, we're pretty sure that you will want to take a look at the Town of Bakersville, North Carolina!
Mitchell County Historical Society May Meeting
The Mitchell County Historical Society meeting for May includes special guest speaker Charles Buchanan, who will "dig up the secrets of our local gemstones treasures."
The meeting will be held on Monday, May 20, at 7pm at the Mitchell County Historic Courthouse. Stop by for some fascinating local history -- and join or renew your membership to MCHS while you're there!
For more information, contact Beth Davis at 688-4371.
Bakersville's Parade of Flags
Sponsor a flag in the Bakersville Parade of Flags, a town-wide display honoring those who have served in our country's armed services. Your loved one will be honored on a placard attached to the pole holding your flag.
Flags will be displayed from Armed Services Day (May 18) through Independence Day (July 4), after which you can take your flag home.
To purchase a flag for $25, call Bakersville Town Hall at 688-2113, or Ron McKinney at 688-2740. Any profits from the sale of the flags will go to the Bakersville Improvement Group (B.I.G.).
Multi-Gallery Open House: May 25
All of the galleries in downtown Bakersville will host an Open House on Saturday, May 25, 5 - 8 pm. Mica Gallery will celebrate their Grand Re-Opening
Saturday, along with an Artist Reception for Sondra Dorn's mixed media painting exhibit,
Several lucky guests will receive a free gift handmade by a Mica member! You can also meet some of the newest Mica Artists to join this cooperative gallery: Pam Brewer, Lisa Joerling, Chuck Young and Deana Blanchard.
Anita's Atelier will offer refreshments and live music. Stop by to see Anita's newest work! She uses old windows and stained glass, glass beads, and found objects, which are cemented and then grouted which render them suitable for outdoors where the sun then creates a stunning sight! The windows are also available for indoor use without the need for grouting. There are also gazing balls which are perfect for the garden!
Crimson Laurel Gallery is currently running two exhibitions in studio ceramics: "Containment IV: Allstars" and "Alchemy: Ceramics by Jason Hess."
"Containment IV: Allstars", Crimson Laurel Gallery's most anticipated exhibition of the year, features 24 outstanding and internationally recognized ceramic artists. Our theme for "Containment IV" encompasses the the themes from the first three years of our containment series so artists may submit ceramic box forms, ceramic containers with a related item inside or a ceramic piece within a ceramic container. The possibilities are limitless! Over the years we have encouraged participating ceramic artists to "think outside the box" and we have always been rewarded with outstanding pieces unique to our exhibition. Join us as we celebrate, explore and reinvent the ceramic box!
"Containment IV" participating ceramic artists include: Christa Assad, Kenneth Baskin, Ashwini Bhat, Robert Briscoe, Lisa Clague, Cristina Cordova, Judith Duff, Mary Fischer, Mark Hewitt, Nick Joerling, Ani Kasten, Kristen Kieffer, Myung Jin Kim, Zac Lopez-Ibanez, Alex Matisse, Ron Meyers, Brooke Noble, Ben Owen III, Ronan Kyle Peterson, Deborah Rogers, Tim Rowan, Shawn Spangler, Sam Taylor and Lana Wilson.
"Alchemy: Ceramics by Jason Hess." Jason Hess is a professional ceramic artist and professor who lives in Arizona and instructs at Northern Arizona University. As an “avid wood firer", his research for over 15 years has focused on the alchemy of the process—how the clay color, wood type, kiln design, and ash dispersion at high temperatures work together to “render a surface that is unattainable in other ways.” Jason’s work is either utilitarian or refers to utility in form while the presentation is more about his pieces as characters relating to one another. This exhibition features a significant selection of new pieces by this talented Arizona ceramic artist.
The exhibition is open from May 1 through June 25. The exhibitions can be seen and purchased online as well. For more information call 828-688-3599 or online at www.crimsonlaurelgallery.com.
Give the Gift of History!
In Voices of the Valley, Elizabeth C. Hunter, well known, award winning and much appreciated local writer, weaves the voices of past and present generations into enjoyable human stories that bring life to the 150 year-old history of Mitchell County.
The coffee-table book is richly illustrated with contemporary photographs from local photographers and filled with historical images, over 90% of which have not appeared in press.