A beehive of exhibits, performances and workshops cooking with creativity
Woven into what was once the town’s courthouse and jail, the Black Mountain Center for the Arts pursues a mission of “bringing the arts to the people and people to the arts.” The center hosts a roundhouse of ceramic courses, taught in its stand-alone clay studio, including hand-building, wheel throwing, firing and glazing and a constant stream of workshops in other creative dimensions, from dance to poetry to travel journaling and on-the-fly sketching. The town’s Holly Jolly celebration on the first Friday evening of December marks the opening of the Center’s clay studio exhibit in the building’s upper gallery, a topflight show that stays up through December and January.
Since 2000, the Black Mountain Center for the Arts has been located in the beautifully renovated former Black Mountain town hall and jail. The Center offers public exhibits, concerts, theatre, festivals, special events, and myriad classes for all ages in music, dance, visual arts, writing, and more. The facility itself is nearly 100 years old, a wonderful site to visit as an historic landmark.
For an insider’s look at what’s currently happening, visit www.blackmountainarts.org.