The Arts

The High Country was historically isolated from the conveniences of city life. People here sustained homesteads through hard work, and learned to utilize what they harvested to create what they needed. Many of those arts and crafts developed long ago are still being produced by local artisans and craftspeople. In the heart of every town and hamlet here, you’ll find shops and co-ops, galleries and studios, and festivals as well as art supply outlets where you can watch demonstrations of authentic crafts and original artwork, sign up for a workshop or purchase a one-of-a-kind treasure as a gift, or for yourself.

 
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    • High Country Arts & Crafts Festivals Month



      Outdoor arts & crafts festivals and events abound during the month of August in the High Country of North Carolina.  With our cool summer temperatures

    • West Jefferson NC Day Trip



      One of the best towns in the North Carolina High Country to visit in the fall is West Jefferson.  The town of West Jefferson was

    • The 1908 Jones House Music & Arts



      On the National Historic Register, the Jones House was built in 1908 by Dr. John Walter Jones.  Located in the middle of downtown Boone, on

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