Haywood County, located in the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains of western North Carolina, is home to a world class arts and crafts scene. From locally owned galleries and studios to annual events and festivals like Folkmoot, the area is a haven for art lovers and craftspeople alike.
This video features Twigs & Leaves, a gallery with local and regional artists and craftsmen, in the heart of downtown Waynesville. Haywood County is home to many unique and skilled artists, like Gayle Hanie (Glass by Gayle) and Christina Bendo (Christina Bendo Pottery).
Just a short drive from Waynesville you'll find Maggie Valley, a sleepy little town with a history of art and music. Raymond Fairchild was a world renowned banjo player from Maggie Valley. Be sure to swing by Different Drummer Pottery or Mountain Mike's Whetstone Woodworks to take in one-of-a-kind pieces of pottery or woodworks.