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The Bascom

323 Franklin Rd, Highlands, NC 28741-8551
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Beautiful space

Love the architecture and interesting shows that relate to the area. Wonderful gift shop with... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bluffton, South Carolina
A Great Active Art Center

The Bascom is a working art center as well as a gallery showing regional artists. On the day of our... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2017
edward d
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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High on a mountain plateau, The Bascom art center provides audiences of all ages with stimulating, diverse exhibitions, studio art instruction and other cultural experiences. Join us at our six-building, six-acre campus in Highlands, North Carolina. The Bascom offers you and your family and friends a community gathering-place amid art and nature, along with many program offerings. Free Admission!
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323 Franklin Rd, Highlands, NC 28741-8551
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Love the architecture and interesting shows that relate to the area. Wonderful gift shop with beautiful items to purchase.

Thank csr944
Reviewed 12 June 2017

The Bascom is a working art center as well as a gallery showing regional artists. On the day of our visit, we watched a half a dozen artists throwing clay, seeing their progress from start to finish. Inside the gallery, The Bascom features various art...More

Thank edward d
Reviewed 3 June 2017

We love everything about this place! It was our third visit this year. Each time there have been different, unique over the top exhibits! Neatest gift shop too, and you can meet the artists, while they do their work! Don't miss the opportunity to visit...More

Thank TNtravles
Reviewed 1 June 2017

This is an interesting gift shop/museum/pottery place. It's hard to describe, but it's worth 30 minutes of your time. Beautiful, unusual pottery and wood gifts, although most are somewhat pricey. Small photo gallery of local scenes. Lovely artwork in the lawn, including a corn crib....More

Thank Rob S
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Such a beautiful studio. We are so glad we made the stop. The building alone is very cool. Lots to see.

Thank Foxygurl23
Reviewed 30 April 2017

The Bascom is a small museum/gallery exhibiting various artwork, some on a rotating basis. It is unique, interesting and well worth a visit to browse their exhibits. We saw an exhibit of unique pottery by local artists, photographs by N. Carolina photographers, a spectacular full-size...More

Thank ECrowther
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

What a cool place. If I lived in Highlands, I would definitely be out there taking pottery classes. Beautiful grounds. Very friendly staff and artists. Bought a beautiful pottery bowl. Recommend a visit.

Thank JAH20132013
Reviewed 26 April 2017

There was just a really nice selection of art from ceramics, hand blown glass pieces, oil & water color paintings. What really blew me away is on the second floor in a room all by itself. I don't want to spoil it for you as...More

1  Thank Kenyagirl247
Reviewed 10 April 2017

First you enter thru a historical wooden covered bridge and then wander among art, pottery and photography that are inspirational. Great place to relax and see North Carolina through local artists eyes.

Thank 18tammyd
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed seeing the permanent collection as well as other artists works for sale. Nice stop when you're in Highlands.

Thank Frances C
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Gordon W
21 May 2017|
Response from JAH20132013 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on how long you want to look at the exhibits. An hour-less or more.