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The Art League of Highlands-Cashiers Meets

Monthly April through October at




                                                       323 Franklin Rd, Highlands, NC 28741

One of America's Top 12 Small Town Art Places 

                                          Message From The President, John Bauknight

Due to the COVID 19 VIRUS, and the recent extended social distancing guidelines of the task force and local government the General Meetings have been cancelled.   Board meetings will be held using Zoom.  Future meetings will be monitored ahead of schedule to determine changes if warranted.



                                    The Art League Of Highlands Cashiers  2020


The Art League of Highlands-Cashiers’ membership is comprised of individuals with one thing in common: an interest in art.  Some members are artists and others are not.  In either case, membership in the Art League offers its members valuable benefits.  At its monthly meetings, April through September, the Art League sponsors presentations by established artists.  This is an opportunity for members to meet and talk with the artists in addition to hearing the “how” and “why” they do what they do.  These meetings, held in the Bascom atrium are preceded by a wine social.

Members receive timely information about the area art scene through the League’s web site and newsletter.  Member artists can showcase their art on the web site and have a link to their own sites.  The League also periodically issues calls to artists to submit their work for various events.

ALHC sponsors two fine art shows annually and member artists are entitled to participate in the shows, which offer an opportunity to network with other artists, meet the public and perhaps sell some of their work.


Specific information regarding registration for these shows will be sent to all 2021 members late winter 2021.  Other questions regarding these events may be directed to the Show Chairs.

We have been exploring holding a third show for small works in advance of Christmas  preferably around Thanksgiving week.  Stay tuned.

The Art League provides volunteers for a summer children’s art camp hosted by the Bascom, and all League members may participate in this educational program for area youth.


Many years ago the Art League was started by a group of local painters who originally called themselves "pickled painters".  A while later they adopted the name of  “Studio Alive” where artists of all skill levels have the opportunity to paint, using a live model as inspiration. The program is now being offered on Mondays at the lower level of the Bascom facilities from 10 - 1. Another session of Studio Alive meets in Highlands on Wednesdays, at the Hudson Library. Also from 10 - 1.

Membership in the Bascom is strongly encouraged.
Perhaps the most important benefit of all is the opportunity for fellowship among Art League members.  Lasting friendships are made with other like-minded folks. 



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