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The Bascom

323 Franklin Rd, Highlands, NC 28741-8551
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Don't miss this wonderful art gallery and gift shop!

This was one of the highlights of our trip to Highlands, along with the waterfalls and great... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
North Carolina
Nice stop for covered bridge and pottery & art exhibit. Watch local pottery artists work the turn table and kiln. Th

What catches your eyes is the covered bridge. Let's Stop! It's not old but is the main entrance... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Eric B
Nashville, North Carolina
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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 2 days ago

This was one of the highlights of our trip to Highlands, along with the waterfalls and great dining. We visited on a Saturday and toured the art gallery and shopped for hand-crafted gifts in the attached gift shop. The Bascom is also an educational center,...More

1  Thank Skeeter81-ta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What catches your eyes is the covered bridge. Let's Stop! It's not old but is the main entrance to The Bascom. A beautiful building with modern rural art outside and 3 levels of galleries. There is a separate building for local artist to learn and...More

1  Thank Eric B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The covered bridge brought us to a serene setting of mixed media art. Metal sculpture, pottery, paint and paper, were all there to enjoy. If children are with you (or even if they are not), be sure to take the nature trail. Very nice gift...More

2  Thank Rodney R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a lot going on at the wonderful site. We toured the iron art exhibit and were very interest in the pottery which was beautiful. Would love to come back when we have more time. The covered bridge was cool!

Thank Joep63
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

nice selection of art; if you are visitnig, call ahead and ask if there is a class in teh barn. would have been fun if we had known about it. be sure to walk the short trail- very cute things along the storybook trai.

Thank Beachgirl301
Reviewed 4 August 2017

The Bascom is a beautiful facility with a sprawling campus within walking distance of the charming mountain town of Highlands, North Carolina. Located in Westernmost North Carolina, Highlands is a tiny two-stop-light town with a burgeoning food and wine scene and great mountain scenery. The...More

1  Thank elizabeth m
Reviewed 17 July 2017

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

1  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

2  Thank edward d
Reviewed 4 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

1  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
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Gordon W
21 May 2017|
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It depends on how long you want to look at the exhibits. An hour-less or more.