Clubs and Artist Groups
The Bascom provides space and light hospitality for numerous community groups to convene for creative and educational purposes. Recent Bascom clubs are listed below.
To join, please contact our Education and Outreach Departments, 828-526-4949.
Art League of Highlands-Cashiers
Select Mondays, May – September
During the season, the Art League of Highlands-Cashiers, a longstanding community partner of The Bascom, holds their monthly meeting at The Bascom, featuring a guest artist. Each 5:00 pm event is preceded by a 4:30 pm social with refreshments, free and open to the public.
Monthly, Fourth Thursdays, May – October
A spirited group of local residents gather on a monthly basis to share their experience with literature. To view the upcoming book assignments, Click Here.
Saturdays, 10 am - 12 pm
The Bascom Community Knitters are an eclectic and enthusiastic community of knitters and needle workers who come together weekly to share patterns and stories at The Bascom. Meetings take place in on the Terrace. In inclement weather, the group moves inside to the Library, but their enthusiasm is never dampened.
Select Wednesdays of every month; 5:30 – 7:00 pm
The Bascom Photography Club is a creative community that rides on the passions of professionals, amateurs, teachers, and students of the photographic medium. Bascom Members of all skill levels are welcome to join the monthly meetings, where guest speakers share tricks of the trade, tales of travel, and the opportunity to exhibit their printed images in The Bascom's Annual Photography Club Member Exhibition. Please visit the Photography club Page for the current club schedule, including guest speakers and topics.
Select Mondays of every month; 10:00 – 1:00
Studio Alive is a group of dedicated artists that share a passion for drawing from live models. The group meets in The Bascom’s Adult Studio on select Mondays, year round. Please contact The Bascom for current dates, times and contact information for Studio Alive.
Monthly, First Tuesdays; 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Works in Progress gathers monthly to have a stimulating discussion about works of art in order to grow as artists and art appreciators. Press forward your studio practice or gain a better understanding of your art collection by bringing a completed piece or a work in progress, and join the conversation!