ARTQUEST TOURS was founded to raise public appreciation of the many accomplished artists in Haywood County, NC to enrich the counties cultural image, and boost the local economy through the arts. ARTQUEST is continually growing and we are striving to make every Art Tour Weekend an event with a capital "E"! Our organization offers demonstration and exhibition opportunities for professional artists of Haywood County, as well as the chance to grow business connections. Our seasonally oriented events offer local businesses, with whom we look to partner, the chance to maximize their tourist season revenue through sponsorship and advertising, and subsequent access to new, growing markets. In keeping with ARTQUEST's commitment to community, we are always open to new ideas leading to partnerships with other Haywood County businesses to enhance the experience of our tours.
The ARTQUEST HAYWOOD Open Studio Tour is the brainchild of Suzanne Gernandt and Sheree Sorrells, both long time residents and artists of Haywood County. Suzanne & John Gernandt owned Textures Gallery, and Sheree & Ken Sorrells owned Cross Currents Gallery, both formerly in downtown Waynesville. Sheree also produced The Autumn Showcase of Local Art, held at the Balsam Mountain Inn. Suzanne and John have recently moved out of the area, and Sheree is now the Director of ArtQuest Haywood. Sheree can be reached at her studio, Whitewoven Textile Arts at 2542 Dellwood Road, or by phone at 828/400-3036.
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REQUEST INFO ABOUT BEING AN OPEN STUDIO TOUR ARTIST
HELP SUPPORT ARTQUEST
If you would like to contribute to the growth of this project by advertising with us or becoming a sponser, please contact Sheree Sorrells at 828.400.3036. You can also fill out and SUBMIT the form below and we will contact you in 24-48 hours.