Looking for a little bit of real Appalachian culture while you are visiting Bryson City? The stop by Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center! The Center is housed in an old stone schoolhouse that has been renovated and now has an Artisans Gallery, a Café that features traditional southern fare and a concert stage.
The Stecoah Artisans Gallery features a wide variety of original artwork and crafts from over 140 artists. Artwork in the gallery includes; paintings, pottery, woodwork, photography, jewelry, quilts, weaving, glass work, soaps and more. These items are all hand-made by local artists and is of the highest quality. Traditional beadwork, pottery and masks created by talented Cherokee artists can be found as well. Whether you are searching for the perfect piece for your home, a souvenir from your visit to the Smoky Mountains or want to find some unique items for holiday gifts, you will surely find something spectacular!
This summer, the Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center is hosting “An Appalachian Evening”, a concert series highlighting traditional bluegrass, folk and old-time mountain music by award-winning musicians. Coming this Saturday, August 3rd to the Grand Old Stage is 84-year-old Clyde “Pop” Ferguson, one of the last performers of traditional blues in the region. Many of his stories and recordings have been added to the National Museum of African-American History and Culture. The show begins at 8pm. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students. Children under 5 are free.
The village of Stecoah is located about 20 miles west of Bryson City on NC28 North. It is about halfway between Bryson City and Fontana Dam. It is only a short drive from your Watershed Cabin.