The Power of art links the past to the future
We invite you to join us, and together stretch our imaginations and multiply our impact through the power of art. 

The Bascom has grown exponentially since its humble beginnings in one room of a local library. What was once envisioned as a way to expose a small, rural North Carolina town to museum-quality visual art, has become a robust, regionally acclaimed nonprofit organization committed to harnessing the visual arts to inspire and strengthen our community. 

For more than 30 years, The Bascom has provided free admission to extensive exhibition offerings and robust educational programming. Now, after in-depth strategic planning with one of the world's leading arts consultancies, we are deeply hopeful that our new mission—to create visual arts experiences that inspire and empower individuals and communities through seeing, thinking, and doing—will multiply our impact.

Now, more than ever, is the time to join together and support the visual arts. Your support will help us link the past to the future, providing a critical bridge between our incredible history, and our ambitious vision. Please consider a gift or pledge to the Power of 10 Campaign. All gifts are 100% tax deductible.

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 1 pm – 5 pm   
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323 Franklin Road
Highlands, NC 28741
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