Arts in Schools

Celebrate and Nurture the Creative Spirit
in our Children.

Art Gallery

Transylvania Community Arts Center hosts up to twelve exhibitions a year
featuring local and regional artists.


Introductory arts, craft and pottery classes have been offered to adults and children since 1998.

Your Support

Through your on-going generous support we are able to continue with our mission of celebrating and nurturing the creative spirit in our county.

Our Mission:
To enhance the quality of life in Transylvania County by celebrating and nurturing the creative spirit of artists, youth and individuals throughout the County.

Arts in Schools

Every student in the Transylvania County School system—almost 4,000 in all—receives curriculum-related performances or artist in residency programs. Professional artists/educators provide week long Artists-in-Residencies…
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The TC Arts gallery space in the Transylvania Community Arts Center hosts up to twelve exhibitions a year featuring local and regional artists. Exhibits include fine and folk arts, paintings, photography…
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Art Classes
Introductory arts, craft and pottery classes have been offered to adults and children since 1998. In 2016 the TC Arts Council opened its Transylvania Ceramic Arts Pottery Studio led by Philippa Hackett. …read more


We need Sponsors, Volunteers and Donations: As a non-profit TCARTS is supported by our many sponsors and donations. We offer 50+ events throughout the year that can be sponsored, we also accept and appreciate any donation…read more



Faces of Freedom Exhibit

Exhibit runs from January 15 – February 2, 2018
at the TC Arts Council with an
Performance Evening on January 16, 2018

A Community of Artists invites you to explore and experience FREEDOM through a creative lens.

Click here to see more information about the exhibit

“You are invited to the 4th annual “Faces Of Freedom” Art Exhibition; an experiential journey of freedom through the creative lens of a community of diverse artists. we hope that these unique “faces” of freedom will touch your heart, inspire conversation and healing with a more expansive feeling of what freedom could be for us all.” –Nicola Karesh

TC Arts Council Happenings

Classes, Events, Shows and other creative things

Artists of Connestee to show at TCarts

The Art League of Connestee Falls is an organization where the community's many talented visual artists can join together, learn, and add to the community at large.  It is a non-profit...

Coffee & Clay

Introduction to hand building and wheel throwing October 31 - December 5, 2017 Tuesdays 9:30 am - 12:30 pm Cost for six classes = $240 + clay

Number 7 Arts

Such a light filled, airy space in downtown Brevard, NC! I am quite honored to become a new member of this cooperative gallery. The displays are not jammed together, everyone's work is highlighted in vignettes. This gallery glows with the talent from its members. A must see location!

Ruthie Cohen


Artist Statement: The felled wood I work with was alive at one time and may have been destined for the fireplace but through my imagination and hands I work to bring life back into it.

Holland Van Gores

Wood Artist

So glad to be a member again! Great people, great works. This is my go to place for hanging my imagination and also for purchasing special gifts for special people!

Ann Vorus Parkhust

Quilt Artist

Number 7 Gallery has so many talented artists and I am proud to be part of this wonderful gallery.

Marcia Brennan

Paper Mache

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Appalachian Pastel Society Publicity Information

Meeting: Appalachian Pastel Society (APS)
Program: Seeing and Painting Beyond the Obvious
Saturday, March 10, 2018
10:00am – noon
Location: Grace Community Church
495 Cardinal Drive
Mills River, NC 28759
Contact: Karen Chambers, 828 665-8538

Program Information
Impressionist Claude Monet said: “To see we must forget the name of the thing we are looking at.” Artist Diane Pike feels that painting is about organizing what we see. She will present a program during the morning APS meeting which will help participants to simply see the world in its pure form, just one shape of color next to another. Ms. Pike will discuss how she sees color and shape as she determines and sketches her composition. She will lay in the first shapes and demonstrate how she begins a painting.

About the Artist
Diane Pike paints full time and teaches painting classes at Ciel Gallery in Charlotte. She also teaches several workshops a year in locations such as Texas, New Mexico, North Carolina, Alaska and Ireland. She is a member of the Piedmont Pastel Society of North Carolina, and a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of Colorado and Plein Aire Artists of Colorado. She has a BA in Fine Arts from the University of Northern Colorado and was a graphic designer for 10 years in Denver. She moved to North Carolina in 2008. Her recent focus has created a marriage between two key area in her paintings – her passion for color and her love of graphic design.

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Number 7 Arts Cooperative Artist Reception

February 23, 2018, 5:00pm - February 23, 2018, 7:00pm

Please Join us at our next Artist reception.

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Join Highland Books and Adair Sanders this Saturday, February 17 at 11:00 for a book signing. All of the Allison Parker Mysteries will be available. Support local stores and authors!

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The beautiful watercolor used for this year's event is by Cathryn Cooper.

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Thank you to our Major Sponsors

Audrey Love Charitable Foundation

Transylvania County

North Carolina Arts Council

Lake Toxaway Charities

Duke Energy


City of Brevard