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To support its exhibition and educational programs, The Bascom offers several special events throughout the year. They provide needed revenue to enable the art center to continue to meet our standards of excellence and they provide an enjoyable occasion for community members to socialize with other art lovers. In addition to our special events, The Bascom offers the its various campus facilities for rent to those who are looking for a beautiful setting for their own special event such as weddings, business gatherings, and reunions.
The Bascom Benefit  Events

The Bascom is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. All Proceeds from the following events benefit The Bascom and further our mission.

The Bascom Celebrates Photography, May 12 – 13

Barn Dance 1, Friday, July 14, 7 – 10 pm

Barn Dance 2, Friday, August 11, 7-10 pm

The Three Potters,Saturday, July 22, 9am – Noon and 1pm – 4pm

Three Figurative SculptorsSaturday, September 2, 9am – Noon and 1pm – 4pm

The Bascom's Public  Events

Artist Presentations with Art League of Highlands-Cashiers, Select Mondays, May – September, 4:30 pm, Social; 5 – 6 pm Presentation 

Family Day, Saturday, June 2, 11 am - 2 pm

Exhibition Opening Receptions

Bascom Exhibitions are free and open to the public. Join us for hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and educational talks.

Sunday at Sotheby’s Receptions: Select Sundays, January - December, 3 - 4 pm
Location:Highlands Sotheby’s International Realty, 114 N. 4th Street (Main & 4th), Highlands

Elena Vizerskaya, Pop-Up Exhibit and Gallery Talk: Wednesday, July 26, 5:30 - 7 pm

2016-2017 Winter Resident Artist Exhibition, Reception: Friday, February 10, 5 - 7 pm

WCU Master of Fine Arts Exhibition: The Magic Starts Here!, Reception: Friday, February 10, 5 - 7 pm

Director's Circle Events

Please check this page again in the spring of 2017, for an updated list of events for Director’s Circle members.

For more information about becoming a Director's Circle member, please contact Tonya Anderson, at tanderson@thebascom.org or by calling 828-787-2898.

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Galleries – Mon, Fri, Sat, 10–5,
Sun: 12–5
Offices – Mon-Fri, 9-5
Free and Open Year Round 

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