The Waynesville Gallery Association recently collected art supplies for Haywood County Schools’ art teachers as part of its Winter Arts Smokies Style festivities.
The entire event was organized by the Waynesville Gallery Association, which supports the rich cultural heritage of Western North Carolina by creating opportunities for artists to interact with the public.
Artists and community members donated everything from crayons to oil paints to yarn for the supply drive during the month of March.
“Everyone learns on different levels,” Janet Metzger, owner of Moose Crossing Burl Wood Gallery, said. “Art is a way to expand productivity and increase creativity in our children.”
Members of the Waynesville Gallery Association include Cedar Hill Studio, Art by Mollie, Mountain Favors, Twigs and Leaves Gallery, Moose Crossing Burl Wood Gallery, the Haywood County Arts Council, Earthworks Gallery, the Jeweler’s Work Bench, T. Pennington Art Gallery, and Village Framer. The art supply drive also received support from other shops on Main Street, Goblin Lane Gifts, and Joe Rich Kelly.