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The Bascom
Ranked #3 of 29 things to do in Highlands
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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. The Bascom offers you and your family and friends a community gathering-place amid art and nature, along with many program offerings. Free Admission!
Reviewed 22 August 2017

nice selection of art; if you are visitnig, call ahead and ask if there is a class in teh barn. would have been fun if we had known about it. be sure to walk the short trail- very cute things along the storybook trai.

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Reviewed 4 August 2017

The Bascom is a beautiful facility with a sprawling campus within walking distance of the charming mountain town of Highlands, North Carolina. Located in Westernmost North Carolina, Highlands is a tiny two-stop-light town with a burgeoning food and wine scene and great mountain scenery. The Bascom offers year-round education (take a pottery class with resident pottery master Frank Vickey) including painting, pottery, and classes for children. There is a decent exhibition space with a rotating schedule of renowned and emerging artists, as well as a regular schedule of receptions, openings, barn dances and an annual fundraising event that focuses on food & wine called Collective Spirits. If in Highlands for a visit, by all means, make time to check out what The Bascom has to offer. It's a hidden gem!

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Reviewed 17 July 2017

Love the architecture and interesting shows that relate to the area. Wonderful gift shop with beautiful items to purchase.

1  Thank csr944
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Reviewed 13 June 2017

The Bascom is a working art center as well as a gallery showing regional artists. On the day of our visit, we watched a half a dozen artists throwing clay, seeing their progress from start to finish. Inside the gallery, The Bascom features various art forms-painting, ceramics, sculpture. Collections are changed throughout the season so you will always see something there you had not seen before. Outside is a sculpture walk around the property. Did I mention that entrance IS FREE? But by all means leave a donation to help this wonderful place continue to operate at the high standard it maintains.

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Reviewed 4 June 2017

We love everything about this place! It was our third visit this year. Each time there have been different, unique over the top exhibits! Neatest gift shop too, and you can meet the artists, while they do their work! Don't miss the opportunity to visit The Bascom!

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