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Arts & Entertainment

Young artists opening reception draws huge crowd of proud parents and family members, Monday, March 26 at the Macon County Public Library.

The show entitled, (Nature Inspired and Student Created Art Work), boasts 53 entries from East Franklin and Cartoogechay Elementary School students, under the direction of art teacher Naomi Albee, will be on display in the lobby until April 20, 2012.

The colorful selection of landscapes, autumn trees, leaf prints and cheery sunflowers filled the library lobby and launched the first Walking with Spring program, Hiking 101, in the series of evening presentations running through April 4.



The Macon County Art Association (a not-for-profit organization) is pleased to announce a workshop featuring Gary Baughman, pastel artist.

Mr. Baughman is a celebrated award winning artist and an excellent teacher. Gary hails from Marietta, Ga. and has been teaching pastel painting for 15 years.

Beginner and professional alike benefit from his instructional approach and classroom demeanor. His work has appeared in juried exhibitions nationwide.


The Concerts on the Creek summer music series returns for its fourth season in May featuring live bands each Friday evening from Memorial Day weekend through the end of July.

The free outdoor performances take place at the Bridge Park Pavilion beside Scott Creek in downtown Sylva on Fridays from 7:30-9:30 p.m. All shows are family-friendly, drawing diverse audiences comprised of locals and visitors alike.

This year’s lineup traverses the musical spectrum with bluegrass, beach, mountain rock, oldies, country, gospel, and a healthy dose of the 1970’s.


Macon County citizens joined together last Saturday night at Franklin High School’s Fine Arts Center to raise money for Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society.

Guests enjoyed music from local musicians such as Keirsten Hedden, Curtis Blackwell and Band, The Gospel Mountaineers, Donny Clay and Conrad Hefner, When Clay wasn’t performing with Hefner, he entertained the crowd at the MC.



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