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Clubs & Artist Groups

One of the great benefits to becoming a member of The Bascom is having the opportunity to participate with like-minded individuals in one of the clubs or artist groups that convene on our campus.

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.

Meetings will resume in January of 2023
Tuesdays; 3:00 – 5:00 pm 

The Highlands Writers group is a longstanding collective of published and unpublished writers in the Highlands area that meet weekly to share ideas, provide feedback, and practice their writing craft. The group is currently meeting offsite from The Bascom Campus. For more information, contact Bud Katz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Monthly, Third Thursdays at 3:00 pm, May - October 

Select Wednesdays; 5:30 pm - 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.

Join the active ceramics family in the Open Studio Program and make new friends, share ideas, and create beautiful works of art in a state of the art facility.

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.

Saturdays, 10am - 12pm 

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.

Monthly, Second Saturdays; 10am - 12pm; March - November 

The Western North Carolina Woodturners are a group of craftsmen committed to sharing and learning the art of woodturning. Through monthly meetings with demos and discussions, the Western North Carolina Woodturners create a fun and educational community of passionate turners in the Western North Carolina region.

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Whether you fell in love with a piece or were moved by an exhibit, inspired by an instructor, had a blast in our smART Space, or any other wonderful experience at The Bascom, we want to hear about it!

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Opening Hours

Exhibitions & Shop:
Wednesday - Saturday; 10am - 4pm

Studio Barn Hours:

Monday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday Noon - 5 pm

Find Us Online:


Visit: 323 Franklin Road
Highlands, NC 28741 (Map It)

Call: 828-526-4949 (Main)
828-787-2892 (Ceramics Studio)

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This project was supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. Learn more at

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Funded in part by a grant from South Arts
in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.