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August 2018

The Apparitionist National Ghost Story Competition

August 1 - August 27
Tryon Arts and Crafts School, 373 Harmon Field Road
Tryon, NC 28782 United States
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Write the scariest ghost story you can think of and enter Tryon Arts and Craft's School's ghost story competition. The judge is Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Michael Zam of FX's hit Feud: Bette and Joan. There are cash prizes, and the winning story will be published online and read to an audience on Halloween.

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Ghost Story Competition

August 1 - August 27
Tryon Arts and Crafts School, 373 Harmon Field Road
Tryon, NC 28782 United States
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Write the scariest story you can think of and enter Tryon Arts and Crafts School’s ghost story competition. Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Michael Zam of FX’s Feud: Bette and Joan will be the judge. Tryon Arts and Crafts School, 373 Harmon Field Road, Tryon. www.tryonartsandcrafts.org. 828-859-8323.

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Wabi Sabi, Embracing the Art of Imperfection

August 6 - September 30
Folk Art Center, Blue Ridge Parkway milepost 382
Asheville, NC United States
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Free

The Southern Highland Craft Guild opens its third exhibition of 2018 with Wabi Sabi, Embracing the Art of Imperfection. It features 60 objects from makers of the guild that showcase this traditional Japanese aesthetic of honoring the beauty of flaws. Works focus on juxtapositions of symmetry through gnarled wooden sculpture, rough textures in wall hanging fabric, or a woven pattern's simplicity. Visitors can view and shop the gallery now through Sept. 30.

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Gallery Gets Eclectic

August 11 - September 21
Upstairs Artspace, 49 S. Trade St.
Tryon, NC United States
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Tryon gallery presents an engaging mix of subjects in three new shows featuring equine photographs by Monica Stevenson; abstract paintings by Barbara Fisher, Kenn Kotara and Rand Kramer; and sculpted bronze figures by Fred McMullen.

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Family Portrait

August 16 - September 1
CANVAS ArtSpace, 212 S. Church Street
Hendersonville, 28792
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Chester by Jade Fairhurst Hendersonville artist Jade Fairhurst exhibits her soft sculptures and watercolor drawings. A reception with the artist will be held August 16 from 4:30-6:30pm. Canvas ArtSpace, 212 S. Church St., Hendersonville. www.canvaswnc.com. 828-577-4590.

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In the Land of Dreams

August 16 - September 3
The Gallery at Flat Rock, 2702A Greenville Highway
Flat Rock, NC 28731 United States
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Alchemy by Cynthia Wilson Gallery features the paintings of Cynthia Wilson, work related to the world she inhabits while in a dream state. A reception happens August 16 from 5-7pm. Gallery at Flat Rock, 2702-A Greenville Hwy., Flat Rock. www.galleryflatrock.com. 828-698-7000.

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ArtScape Adventure Hunt Contest for Kids

August 16, 2018 - March 31, 2019
Hendersonville Visitor’s Center, 201 South Main Street.
Hendersonville, NC United States
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Free

As summer wanes and school begins, families are invited to participate in an adventure hunt featuring the ArtScape banners in downtown Hendersonville. Game cards can be picked up at the Hendersonville Visitors Center on South Main Street. The cards allow young people to earn prizes by answering questions along the route of the ArtScape banners. The questions direct kids to 10 of the art banners. The contest runs through March.

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Critter Craft

August 21 - August 24
Hands On! A Child’s Gallery, 318 N. Main St.
Hendersonville, NC United States
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$5

All ages are invited to create a fish while learning about shapes. This event is included with $5 admission.

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Tuesday Yoga

August 21 @ 9:00 am
Mills River Library, 124 Town Center Dr. Suite 1
Mills River, NC United States
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Free

Call or drop by the library to sign up for yoga.

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Adult Knit and Crochet Group

August 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mills River Library, 124 Town Center Dr. Suite 1
Mills River, NC United States
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Free

Group meets every Tuesday at 1pm. Come share what you are working on or get help from the group.

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Apple Users Support Group

August 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Henderson County Library, 301 N.Washington St.
Hendersonville, NC United States
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Free

This group is for users of all things Apple and those who want to learn more. The group decides on and discusses different topics each month. No registration is required.

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Christian Fiction Book Club

August 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Edneyville Branch Library, 2 Firehouse Rd.
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
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Free

The Edneyville Christian Fiction Book Club meets to discuss a particular Christian fiction book. Meeting is open to all.

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Family Animal Encounters

August 21 @ 2:00 pm
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, 431 Main St
Chimney Rock, 28720
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Animal educators spread the word on the important roles animals play in the park. A park naturalist presents an informal program where the family will meet some of the park's wilder teammates. Kids of all ages will take home some fun facts and special memories. Grab a Track Trail brochure at the Animal Discovery Den and round out the day with a hike along the Great Woodland Adventure trail with 12 education stations. Don’t forget your camera. Activities are included…

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Musical Matinee

August 21 @ 2:00 pm
Saluda Library, 44 W. Main St.
Saluda, NC United States
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Free

Library presents Grease with free popcorn.

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Intermediate Spanish

August 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fletcher Library, 120 Library Road.
Fletcher, NC United States
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Free

This is an interest group held by the public where medium to advanced levels of Spanish are spoken. Stop by and test your Spanish comprehension.

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