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Address: 323 Franklin Road, Highlands, NC
Phone Number: 28741
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Description: High on a mountain plateau, The Bascom art center provides audiences of...
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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Terrific building

Different Exhibits, changing often, beautiful structure, easy walking distance from Main Street, worth the time

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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Highlands, North Carolina
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Highlands, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Different Exhibits, changing often, beautiful structure, easy walking distance from Main Street, worth the time

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North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

art for all ages (clean restrooms) a family friendly in and out door area. May see Local artist at work, art exhibits. The building itself is a work of art.

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Beaufort, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is an interesting place in Highlands - an arts and crafts museum and gift shop. There's a variety of exhibits (paintings, pottery, etc) to browse through at various price points - most are for sale, but some are not. Kind of an eclectic mix also, but with something for everyone I'd say. They have a nice gift shop also.... More 

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Calhoun, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Came to Highlands this weekend and had an awesome time with our extended family. One of the highlights was the gingerbread house building. We had 4 teens age 15 and pair of pre- teens age 11 and a child age 5. I must say fun was had by all even the adults. Would recommend this to everyone. You must planning... More 

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Montgomery Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We toured The Bascom during our 2 visits to Highlands, NC. Always has very interesting, inspirational exhibits. Grounds are relaxing to wander through.

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

we were fortunate enough to visit when the pastel art juried show was on. Beautiful building and gardens

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Highlands, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I have been to the Bascom many times, and it's always a great trip. The exhibitions change, so there are always new things to learn about. I have taken some classes there and recently took a class in the ceramics barn. Amazing works, done and taught by fabulous artists. Can't ask for much more than that!!!

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Lilburn, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

In addition to the exhibits we visited the pottery barn sale and bought some interesting pottery. There are changing exhibits that we have always enjoyed

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

After spending too many years driving by the covered bridge, we finally turned in and found a wonderful treat called The Bascom. Strolling in the front door we were greeted by the friendly staff who gave us the outline of what this wonderful gem of an art center was all about. Even better was the impromptu private tour we received... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

My wife and were referred to Bascom from a shop keeper as we were looking to purchase art work as a gift. We were pleasantly surprised at what we found. Admission is free though donations accepted. While there are rotating exhibits in which all artwork is for sale, there is a smaller gift shop/gallery on the first floor. We were... More 

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