Thursday, July 31, 2014

Community Events


 The Arts Council of Henderson County is looking for artists who are interested in demonstrating and selling their art or craft at the upcoming 55th annual Art on Main Festival, which will be held along downtown Hendersonville’s historic Main Street,October 4 & 5, 2014. Hours are 10am–5pm both days. 

Artists will be required to demonstrate on both days of the festival. The Arts Council is looking for candidates in media such as plein air painting, carving, wood turning, blacksmithing, spinning, jewelry, weaving, lampwork, etc.


Artists will be juried for this event and should submit three images (CD or prints) of finished pieces. The requirements for the booth will be included on the demonstrator’s application. The booth fee will be $50. The application is available on the Arts Council’s website,, or by emailing the Arts Council atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Deadline for consideration is August 15, 2014. Applications may be dropped off or mailed to Arts Council office at 401 North Main Street, Ste. 302, Hendersonville, NC 28792.  

One of the region’s most popular outdoor arts festivals,Art on Mainfeatures both fine arts and fine crafts. Artists from throughout North and South Carolina, and many other states, will participate in the 2014Art on Main.

Art on Main is presented by the Arts Council of Henderson County with major support provided by Morris Broadband. Other supporters include Henderson County Tourism Development Authority, the City of Hendersonville, the Minor F. Watts Fund at the Community Foundation of Henderson County, Mast General Store, and Bold Life Magazine.

For more information contact The Arts Council at 828.693.8504 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


IAM Annual School Supply Drive


Interfaith Assistance Ministry is accepting donations of school supplies for the 2014 School Supply Drive.  Supplies and backpacks for grades K-12 may be dropped off at IAM at 210 Ehringhaus Street & Third Avenue West, Monday through Friday 9:00 to 3:30.  Checks noted for the purchase of school supplies may be sent to IAM, P.O. Box 2562, Hendersonville NC 28793.  In 2013, IAM provided school supplies for 609 Henderson County students.

Parents in financial crisis who are in need of school supplies for their children may come to IAM for an interview to determine eligibility in July for students enrolled in flex-calendar schools and in August for students enrolled in traditional-calendar schools. Proof of student enrollment in a Henderson County school, or residency in Henderson County, is required, such as a report card, school enrollment form, child’s Medicaid card, or library card.

Interfaith Assistance Ministry is a faith-based, nonprofit organization, providing crisis assistance to Henderson County residents in an atmosphere of compassion and respect, since 1984. For more information, call 697-7029.



Upcoming Henderson County Blood Drives


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