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Ola Belle Reed Songwriter’s Retreat

A weekend in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina teaching songwriting with intention. 
Announcing our 2023 Ola Belle Reed Songwriter’s Retreat Instructors:
Cathy Fink, Crys Matthews, and Tom Paxton!



Rust and Shine
Current Gallery Exhibit

January 5 – February 5, 2023: Rust and Shine features works by over thirty regional artists in a wide array of mediums. From shiny sculptures to photographs of rusted trucks of a bygone era, this exhibit offers a textural visual treat for gallery visitors.

Jane Lonon Legacy Fund Grant

Applications due March 6, 2023. The Jane Lonon Legacy Fund Grant supports projects that feature fine arts, performing arts, or heritage crafts in Ashe County. The fund was established in 2019 to recognize and honor the dedication and hard work of Jane Lonon, retired Executive Director of the Ashe County Arts Council.

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Visit the Ashe Arts Center

The Ashe Arts Center, located in downtown West Jefferson’s Arts District, is home to the Arts Council’s offices. The Ashe Arts Center houses The Gallery, a year-round exhibition space that showcases works of art by local and regional artists. The Gallery Shop features locally produced art and crafts. The restored stone building continues the legacy created in 1938 when it was built by the Works Progress Administration as a gathering place for the community.

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