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In the Heart of Historic Waynesville 

98 N Main Street, Waynesville NC 28786
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Hours: Monday-Saturday 10:00-5:30

Sunday 1:00-4:00 (seasonal) 

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November 2017 Issue 9 Vol 7
News, Life and the Art Culture in the Smoky Mountains the 4th grade I designated it my favorite holiday when my teacher, Mrs. Howell, polled the class. Coming from an already large family of 10, the day was frequently made larger by adding anothe r related family to the mix. I did not grow up with other relatives nearby, so it was always a treat when a family of cousins traveled to see us.   Those holid ay meals could run from the traditional turkey fare to the nontraditional, Arge n tine gaucho asado consisting of beef organs grilled o ver an open fire. As siblings married, the gathering became quite large filled with in-laws and cousins with tables of food and always a traditional turkey shoot.
Times change. Family dynamics c hange. We moved to Wayn esville. The holiday has been just John and myself but usually along with our Hendersonville family starting the day running Ashevil le's Turkey Trot. This ye ar, for the first time since 200 6, our entire, immediate family will gather . Together we will trot, turkey shoot and fil l our bellies on a tradition al feast. I am over the moon excited to know that we wil l all be together. Thanksgiving is about family, frien ds, together ness in tradi tion. I wish a day of all that for you.

So many plans are in the works for downtown; I hope you will mark your calendar to be here. Saturday, November 25th is Small Business Saturday. Wherever you are, please support your small businesses who, like us, struggle to compete with the big guys and the internet. Check out our AAD/Holly Days plans below; you will want to be here....along with Night Before Christmas.  
Hello Holiday Season!
Make sure you read below about winter events, Winter Smokies Style, planned for downtown.The excitement is building as big plans are being made.
I am tremendously grateful to you and your support of the gallery throughout the year. Wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving filled with love of family, friends and tradition.
In Gratitude ~ Carrie

Art After Dark   
Card Making  
Festive Fun 
Twigs and Leaves Gallery will be continuing a well-received tradition of having guests make holiday greeting cards for those that may otherwise not receive cheer. The gallery provides materials and, with Margaret Pennington Roberts and friends assisting, 200 cards are created to be given to recipients of Meals on Wheels and shelter clients of Pathways and Reach.  
Two opportunities allow for such a large production ~ Art After Dark, December 1, 6-9PM and Night Before Christmas, December 9, 6-9PM. No creative talent is nee ded, just a warm heart.
Join us for this holiday celebration filled with music, elves, good food and fellowship.
Crystal Allen
  Crystal Allen was not stranger to the gallery when we started representing her pottery in spring of 2014. She came to us first as a fiber artist and her felted soaps were a hit. Over a couple of years of striving for the perfect pottery for Twigs and Leaves Gallery and was an immediate success. Our biggest challenge is keeping a good representation of her work. The exceptional quality and very reasonable prices make h er work very popular. To find out more about Crystal and her pieces, click here .

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There are lots of great places to find entertainment after shops and galleries have closed.  There are many great restaurants and entertainment venues throughout Downtown Waynesville.   

Events on the Street

Waynesville Gallery Association, in conjunction, with Downtown Waynesville Association and the Haywood County Tourist Development Authority, is excited to be working on a winter Waynesville experience for all to enjoy. Co-ordinating with TDA's countywide effort, "Winter Smokies Style", the WGA created "Winter Art's Smokies Style". Centered around the holiday weekends of January, February and March with a special theme, including a philanthropic project each month, Saturdays will feature an adaption of Art After Dark from 4-7PM. Weekends will include music, food, artist demonstrations, specials and maybe some snow.  
Look for the WGA group flag 
representing the Waynesville Gallery Association members who are participating. We look for w ard to spending time with you! 
 Make plans to come see us in November and December and enjoy these great events:  
Small Business Saturday is November 25
We know that you support us all year long but want to remind you that when you Shop Small, you are supporting a local shopkeeper, local artist and so many more local people.  Dollars spent in a local establishment, stay local spent in restaurants, grocers, gas stations, donated to charities and churches.   
Thank you for shopping small!
Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5:30
December 1st   
 Art After Dark 6-9PM
December 1st  
  Margaret Roberts and friends will be in house to assist in making of holiday cards to be given  
to recipients of Meals on Wheels and shelter clients of Reach and Pathways.
 During the event Elves will be passing out thank-you treats while you enjoy hors d'eurves and wine.
December 2, 8-11AM    
Always the first Saturday in December, the Christmas Cheer Breakfast is open for the entire community.  Santa arrives, there are carols with the choir, elves help serve a scrumptious breakfast, and there are smiles all around. What a perfect way to kick off the holiday season with your family and neighbors.
 Holly Days  
December 2, 11:30-3:30
   Music by students of Carol Gore 1:30-3:00
   Helen Sturgeon will be in house painting glass ornaments that can be personalized from 1-4PM.
   Also register to win a basket of gifts from downtown merchants while you enjoy some snacks as you browse the gallery.
"A Sleigh Full of Songs" Concert  
The Haywood County Community Chorus will present its annual Christmas concert on Sunday, Dec. 3rd, 7 PM at the Waynesville First United Methodist Church.
Waynesville Christmas Parade  
December 4, 6:00PM
Enjoy This annual community tradition continues as 120+ illuminated entries, dance academies, costumed characters, and
local high school bands parade down historic Main Street celebrating the spirit of the holidays. Santa Claus makes a special appearance as the guest of honor! Parade starts at First Presbyterian Church and proceeds down Main Street to Bogart's Restaurant.
"A Night Before Christmas"
December 9, 6-9PM
   Margaret Roberts and friends will be in house to assist in making of holiday cards to be given
       to recipients of Meals on Wheels and shelter clients of Reach and Pathways.
  Enjoy piano music by Marna Dodson.
"Fourth Day of Christmas" 
December 16  
Becky Smith will be in the gallery demonstrating her jewelry techniques.  
Also enjoy flute music by Linda Johnston 1:30-3:30PM
   Register to win a basket of gifts from downtown merchants.
  Check out
  Downtown Waynesville Association
event and calendar listings as well as the
Haywood Chamber of Commerce  
business and event listings and
  Visit NC Smokies
event and business listings and videos to find out about some of the great things to do in our community
(besides shopping!)
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We will miss seeing you in person, but remember you can still visit us on our website or by calling.  We will be happy to help you with your special event purchases.  We can ship your purchases to you or to your loved one.  We will be here for you! 

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Carrie Keith   (828) 456-1940