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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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Outstanding small arts institution

Make sure to take time for a visit to the Bascom. It's a terrific, free attraction! This institution offers an exceptional program of outstanding exhibitions in a lovely location... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Leigh H
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Nashville, Tennessee
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Make sure to take time for a visit to the Bascom. It's a terrific, free attraction! This institution offers an exceptional program of outstanding exhibitions in a lovely location with a stunning drive-through entrance through a beautifully reconstructed wooden covered bridge. The Steven Knapp light exhibit which we saw here earlier this month was as remarkable as any artwork I've... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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403 reviews 403 reviews
110 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Today we viewed a marvelous, unique and never seen anything like it before "Lightpaintings" by Stephen Knapp and deeply thoughtful Collages by various artist. Each month new exhibits are offered. Stop in and review the gallery if you are in the area. We travel this area 4-5 times a year, and plan to make Bascom Galleries a regular stop. Possessing... More 

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Highlands, North Carolina
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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88 reviews 88 reviews
20 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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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