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Travel along the new Blue Ridge Craft Trails in NC’s Yadkin Valley region to experience craft demonstrations, colorful murals, and small-town charm.

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Smokies Sampler Exhibit Spotlights Craft Artisans

Western North Carolina Art on Display Now through December 2021

A new exhibit showcasing some of the best craft artists and their work in Western North Carolina is open now through December 2021 at the Welcome Center on I-26 just north of Asheville at Exit 6. The “Smokies Sampler” exhibit features more than 50 artists in 10 towns along the new Blue Ridge Craft Trails of North Carolina. It explores the diverse works of craft found in the North Carolina mountains, specifically in Jackson, Swain, and Haywood counties and the Qualla Boundary.

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