Cultural Arts

Highlands-NC-Townscape-2-Venetian-Plaster-PaintingArtPlace America named Highlands as one of America’s Top Twelve Small-Town ArtPlaces in April 2013.

Escape to Highlands, North Carolina for Live Theater, Live Music, Museums and Art Galleries, a World Class Nature Center, and lectures for hands-on learning experiences.  If you are looking for a cultural experience, we have the Martin Lipscomb Performing Arts Center that offers year-round plays, concerts and Live via Satellite programming of the MET Opera, Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre of London.  Also year-round are just-released movies at the Highlands Playhouse.

The summer brings summer stock theater at the Highlands Playhouse and classical music concerts with the Highlands Cashiers Chamber Music as well as Friday and Saturday free concerts in downtown Highlands.  The Center for Life Enrichment offers several classes each week on varied topics – from May through October.  And don’t forget the American Museum of Cut and Engraved Glass as well as numerous shows at our art galleries and auctions at Scudders.

Enjoy and Art Class at Easley an Artist or The Bascom.  While at the The Bascom take a stroll through the Gallery then over to the Pottery Studio to see the works on display.