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Murphy Art Walk is held the first Friday of each month, May-November from 5-8pm.  Visit downtown Murphy to talk with local and regional artists and to purchase their work, patronize local businesses and restaurants and keep our dollars local!

The Cherokee County Arts Council hosts Music on the Square in the pocket park in front of the old Closing Place building on the corner of Valley River and Tennessee Streets.  We hire local and regional musicians to help enhance the festival atmosphere of each Art Walk.  Enjoy!

May 6                 Heidi Holton

June 3                 2 Armadillos

July 1                  Paul Constantine

Aug 5                  Wyatt Espalin

Sept 2                 Dana Rogers

Oct 7                   Emolyn Liden & Friends

Thanks for sending this artist opportunity email! We have a good track record…the last one of these you sent me not only did I win, “Best in Show”, I also won the “People’s Choice Award”, and the “Purchase Award” for the Suwanee Sculp Tour, 2012. It really gave me some major exposure, too! I have over a two month waiting list for my kinetic sculptures!
Thank you…I appreciate the outstanding job you do on letting me know when a call for sculptors come out like this. You do your job very well and I appreciate it! Because of you doing your job so well it led to me being published in several major magazines over the last few years like, BlueRidge Country, and the Georgia BackRoads…which is a historical document of Georgia…ensuring me a place in art history as one of Georgia’s most prominent artists. It brought me a whole new level of collectors seeking my paintings and kinetic sculptures, as well.
Again, thank you for doing an outstanding job and keeping us professional artist up to date and in the loop on all the opportunities out there.

Al Garnto


CCAC supports the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area and its work in putting together the Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina.  Here is just a bit of information taken from their website.  Happy trails!

Every weekend the North Carolina mountains and foothills come to life with the passionate strains of bluegrass, old-time fiddles, and dancing feet. Visitors can sample the richness of these music traditions through the Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina. A new guidebook to the trails is an excellent resource for visitors who want to hear the music in an authentic setting and learn more about the music traditions.

In the guidebook, noted folklorist Fred C. Fussell puts readers on the trail to discover the many sites in western North Carolina where this unique musical legacy thrives. Organized by region and county, Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina welcomes readers into the rich worlds of bluegrass, old-time, gospel, and string band music, as well as clogging, flatfooting, and other forms of traditional dance.