Clubs and Artist Groups

The Bascom provides space and light hospitality for numerous community groups to convene for creative and educational purposes. Recent Bascom clubs are listed below.

To join, please contact our Education and Outreach Departments, 828-526-4949.


Art League of Highlands-Cashiers Select Mondays, May – September


During the season, the Art League of Highlands-Cashiers, a longstanding community partner of The Bascom, holds their monthly meeting at The Bascom, featuring a guest artist. Each 5:00 pm event is preceded by a 4:30 pm social with refreshments, free and open to the public.

Book Club

Monthly, Fourth Thursdays, May – October


A spirited group of local residents gather on a monthly basis to share their experience with literature. 
Click Here for Book of the Month Listing

Community Knitters

Saturdays, 10 am - 12 pm


The Bascom Community Knitters are an eclectic and enthusiastic community of knitters and needle workers who come together weekly to share patterns and stories at The Bascom. Meetings take place in on the Terrace. In inclement weather, the group moves inside to the Library, but their enthusiasm is never dampened.

Photography Club

Select Wednesdays of every month; 5:30 – 7:00 pm


The Bascom Photography Club is a creative community that rides on the passions of professionals, amateurs, teachers, and students of the photographic medium. Bascom Members of all skill levels are welcome to join the monthly meetings, where guest speakers share tricks of the trade, tales of travel, and the opportunity to exhibit their printed images in The Bascom's Annual Photography Club Member Exhibition. Please visit the Photography club Page for the current club schedule, including guest speakers and topics.

Studio Alive

Select Mondays of every month; 10:00 – 1:00


Studio Alive is a group of dedicated artists that share a passion for drawing from live models. The group meets in The Bascom’s Adult Studio on select Mondays, year round.
Click Here to Learn More

Western North Carolina Woodturners

Second Saturday of the month, March – November from 10 am – 12 pm


 The Western North Carolina Woodturners are a group of craftsmen committed to sharing and learning the art of woodturning. 

Through monthly meetings with demos and discussions, the Western North Carolina Woodturners create a fun and educational community of passionate turners in the Western North Carolina region.


Click Here to Learn More 

Highlands Writers Group

The Highlands Writers group is a longstanding collective of published and unpublished writers in the Highlands area that meet weekly to share ideas, provide feedback, and practice their writing craft.


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