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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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Makin’ a Difference Monday

August 20
Oskar Blues Brewery, 342 Mountain Industrial Drive
Brevard, NC 28732 United States
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Ten percent of taproom sales will be donated to United Way of Transylvania County.

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Foothills Chess Club

August 20 @ 12:30 pm
Columbus Library, 1289 W. Mills St.
Columbus, NC United States
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Free

Players of all experience ranges are invited to join the Foothills Chess Club. You can learn the basics and then challenge yourself by playing with someone new.

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Intro to Homebuying

August 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fletcher Library, 120 Library Road.
Fletcher, NC United States
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Free

If you are thinking of buying a home but don't know where to start, this introduction will provide the answers you have been searching for and the resources to help.

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Family Animal Encounters

August 20 @ 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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Spanish Conversation Group

August 20 @ 2:30 pm
Etowah Library, 101 Brickyard Road.
Etowah, NC United States
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Free

People wishing to practice their Spanish conversational skills are welcome to join this group. All levels are welcome.

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Community Sing-a-Long

August 20 @ 3:30 pm
Edneyville Branch Library, 2 Firehouse Rd.
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
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Free

Everyone is invited to come sing, strum, or just tap your toes at this community singing event. All ages are welcome.

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N.C. Writers Network Open Mic Night

August 20 @ 5:30 pm
Henderson County Library, 301 N.Washington St.
Hendersonville, NC United States
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Free

This is a forum for area writers to read from their works. Members and non-members of NCWN are invited to read from works of prose or poetry. Those interested must register in advance by sending an e-mail to opmiclit1@gmail.com.

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Mountain Music Mondays

August 20 @ 6:00 pm
Oskar Blues Brewery, 342 Mountain Industrial Drive.
Brevard, NC United States
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Free

Jam is open to all skill levels.

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