The Bascom

Highlands, NC

At The Bascom, children and adults explore and learn about art, both indoors and outdoors.
The Bascom provides stimulating experiences in the visual arts through high quality changing exhibitions and educational opportunities. The Bascom will be recognized for:
• Diverse exhibitions with broad appeal and multiple entry points for learning
• Showcasing quality collections through innovative exhibitions and programs
• Serve as a cultural hub for the community
• Inventive outreach programs
• Accessible open studio time
• Support of regional artists
• Strategic partnerships facilitating economic growth
The Bascom is committed to fiscally responsible management of its assets and resources and aspires to be a premier destination for residents and visitors.

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Both professional and community theater keep playgoers entertained while music festivals, Chamber music and bluegrass music can also be enjoyed year-round. Highlands NC and Cashiers NC has always attracted visual artists thanks to the luxuriant setting, and the number of fine art galleries encourage collectors to make frequent forays. There are writers’ groups, lectures and classes of all types.


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