Take a walk!
Enjoy a break from remote working, stretch your legs after a big lunch in town, or make it an educational activity for the kids. Waynesville is home to a thriving community of artists, practicing traditional crafts in the footsteps of their Appalachian forbearers or pushing the boundaries of contemporary art. From the many galleries and working studios to art festivals and Friday evening art crawls, Waynesville embraces the artistic spirit.
Waynesville Public Art Commission has put together an interactive self-guided tour of public art throughout the beloved town of Waynesville. All art is located outdoors making it easy to social distance and stay safe. You can learn about the history of the artwork and artists who made it happen by heading to waynesvillepublicart.org/tour.
Explore the trail & tag #WaynesvilleArt to be featured!
Each of the 17 pieces along the Waynesville Public Art Trail has a story to tell. Dive a little deeper with these fun and interactive scavenger hunt questions designed with the whole family in mind. Give one a try now:
How long is the Mountains to Sea Trail?
Commemorate the Memories with a Souvenir Booklet
A commemorative guidebook chronicles each of the 17 public art installations on the Waynesville Public Art Trail. The colorful booklet describes the origin of each piece, along with a centerfold map for navigating the trail. Unlock bonus audio clips on your smartphone using the QR codes on each page.
The guide books cost $5, with 100 percent of the sale price going toward future public art pieces.
They can be purchased at the following locations:
• Waynesville Town Hall, 9 S. Main St.
• Haywood County Arts Council, 86 N. Main St.
• Mast General Store, 63 N. Main St.
• The Station on Main, 102 N. Main St.
• 828 Market on Main, 180 N. Main St.
• High Country Style, 121 N. Main St.
• Blue Ridge Books, 428 Hazelwood Ave.
• Smoky Mountain Coffee Roasters, 444 Hazelwood Ave.
• Haywood County Chamber of Commerce, 28 Walnut St.
More Ways to Explore the Art Scene
- Head to downtown Maggie Valley, Waynesville, or Canton to browse the variety of art galleries and studios. Many often have live music or demonstrations to watch.
- Take a driving tour of The Quilt Trail. Quilts represent a much-loved symbol of comfort, family, heritage, and community, and the blocks on the trail provide splashes of color along major roads and in the rural countryside.
- Attend an Arts & Craft Festival or Event. Check out upcoming Events!
- Pop by the Historic Haywood Farmer’s Market in Waynesville. Held from 8am-12pm Saturdays on the campus of HART Theatre at 250 Pigeon St., Waynesville.