Haywood County Arts Council celebrates 35 years
The Haywood County Arts Council celebrates 35 years of bringing art, crafts, and music delighting those of Haywood County and beyond.
2013 will be an exciting year for the arts council, as the board of directors, staff, and countless volunteers continue providing art programs in our schools at all levels, exhibiting local and regional art in Gallery 86, funding the Junior Appalachian Musicians after school program, supporting the student honors recital showcasing tomorrow’s talented performers, putting on the International Festival Day during FolkMoot, and expanding the Haywood County Quilt Trail.
The arts council has several new initiatives which will help support these programs, such as a corporate sponsorship program to partner with local businesses and planning a new, major performing festival which will bring new arts energy and financial resources to Haywood County.
Kay Miller, executive director for the past eight-and-a-half years has provided leadership to ensure the arts council maintained the energy and support necessary to promote these initiatives. Miller will be leaving the Arts Council as of year end.
The board and staff will continue dedication to the vision to involve the community in the arts along with its mission to build partnerships that promote art and artists, explore new cultural opportunities, and preserve our mountain artistic heritage.