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“Young at heart”
Review of The Bascom

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 24 August 2017

The covered bridge brought us to a serene setting of mixed media art. Metal sculpture, pottery, paint and paper, were all there to enjoy. If children are with you (or even if they are not), be sure to take the nature trail. Very nice gift shop.

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Reviewed 23 August 2017

There is a lot going on at the wonderful site. We toured the iron art exhibit and were very interest in the pottery which was beautiful. Would love to come back when we have more time. The covered bridge was cool!

Thank Joep63
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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.

Thank Beachgirl301
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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!

1  Thank elizabethmT769ZJ
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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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