Located in Highlands, NC, The Bascom: A Center for the Visual Arts - once envisioned as a way to expose a small, rural North Carolina town to regional art - has become a robust, regionally acclaimed nonprofit organization hyper focused on community service and support for the arts. In the 30 years of its operation, The Bascom has become a vital cultural resource for Western North Carolina, providing an extensive offering of art exhibition, education, and outreach programs in an area that has historically functioned at a great economic disadvantage. Our goal as an organization is to be an active contributor to the complete development of our community, regardless of socioeconomic standing, and to be a pivotal player in the advancement of the arts.                                      Visit our website and  Facebook :

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