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Amazing Regional Art Center

This art center does a great job with changing and interesting exhibits. There is never a charge... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2018
Jo H
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Delightful Art Center

I called ahead and requested a guide for our group of 12. Judy was knowledgeable and friendly. We... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2018
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High on a mountain plateau, The Bascom art center provides audiences of all ages with stimulating, diverse exhibitions, studio art instruction and other cultural experiences. Join us at our six-building, six-acre campus in Highlands, North Carolina...more
323 Franklin Rd, Highlands, NC 28741-8551
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Reviewed 18 December 2018

This art center does a great job with changing and interesting exhibits. There is never a charge for visiting and seeing exhibits. They also offer great classes for adults and children. It a gem of a place to visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jo H
Reviewed 7 November 2018

We stopped by on a Saturday afternoon to find the Bascom almost deserted. The young woman at the desk never even looked up at us or acknowledged our presence in any way. It's a lovely facility, and the ceramic exhibit was small, but very high...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gorwell
Reviewed 20 October 2018

I called ahead and requested a guide for our group of 12. Judy was knowledgeable and friendly. We so enjoyed learning about the Art Center and the art displays. The gift shop has lovely unique items for sale. A delightful afternoon - thank you.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank LindaPJacksonville
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Had a wide assortment of pottery, wood turnings, paintings, vases. Not a great deal of items but a pretty broad range. Prices mostly high, as well. Was thoughtfully laid out in a building hand crafted of reclaimed wood. My 14 year old daughter was impressed.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David B
Reviewed 23 September 2018

We stopped to visit when our hiking plans were rained out, but we greatly enjoyed the photo exhibits and looking at the pottery! This is a great place to stop for a visit!

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Gail E
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Our planned hike was cancelled due to inclement weather, so we went to the Bascom and were pleasantly surprised with varied exhibits there. Really ended up having a wonderful morning there and would highly recommend it - even in nice weather!

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank dwhitneynaples
Reviewed 22 August 2018

We dropped by the Basco. After leaving a dud of a concert on Main Street in Downtown Highlands.we enjoyed the gallery and gift shop but especially the artisan demonstrating making furniture with bent willow.. Although not open, there was a teaching center for pottery making....More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank PattiP313
Reviewed 17 August 2018

This facility has some magnificent art work. A lot of traveling exhibits and the pottery barn where people are making pottery while you watch which is for sale. A very nice facility with parking.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JclintonH
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Visited in june with my 4 year old. We both fell,in love with the Bascom. From the beautiful views all around to the special exhibits to the children’s play area with tons and tons of legos to create to your delight. Lots of structures build...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Bonnie K
Reviewed 27 May 2018

We were floored by the location, the building and the quality of the displays in such a remote location. The building itself is worth the investment of time and the architect gets kudos for the effort on the property. Enjoy!

Date of experience: May 2018
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Gordon W
21 May 2017|
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It depends on how long you want to look at the exhibits. An hour-less or more.