Summer Art Around Town

School may be out…but The MAC Summer Art Program is in! Throughout July, art classes are offered to kids in downtown Murphy. An exhibition featuring these young artists and their work will be Friday August 2, 5:00-8:00 pm during the Murphy Art Walk.

Student Art Exhibit Saturday August 2nd, 5:00-8:00pm in Murphy

The kids aren’t the only ones to enjoy art, the Valley River Arts Guild hosts a variety of classes for adults at The MAC throughout the year. From guitar lessons to watercolor, the opportunities to express yourself creatively are endless. Just across the street at Trudy’s Creations, you can also enjoy acrylic pouring classes or purchase one of many handcrafted designs. If you’re looking for a unique conversation piece for your home or that one-of-a-kind gift, be sure to explore our locally owned shops at the August 2nd Art Walk.

Black & White Market is a picker’s dream come true with vintage and locally crafted pieces that are unique to Murphy. Just a few doors down you’ll find impressive wooden creations, local photography, jewelry, and pottery at Gallery 26. Around the corner, Marketplace Antiques and Lotsa Memories Antiques & More have an eclectic mix of collectibles and vintage finds.

You’ll find local art for sale on the walls of Bistro 29, Daily Grind and Wine, and The BakeShop… not to mention all the artists set up at Rumors Clothing, Curiosity Shop, Simply Sweet Baby Boutique, and Serenity Mountain Gift Shop. So put a reminder in your calendar for First Friday Art Walk and enjoy this amazing community’s creativity on display for the Murphy Art Walk. We’ll see you August 2nd from 5:00-8:00 pm!

5th Annual Forks & Corks

Everyone loves savory food, craft beer, and distinguished wines! As we prepare for the 5TH ANNUAL Forks & Corks – LOCAL SAVOR on June 6th, we want you to be a part of this community event.  This event allows restaurants, breweries, wineries, and food & beverage related businesses in our region to showcase their culinary, brewing, or wine-making expertise.

FORKS & CORKS – LOCAL SAVOR provides an opportunity for new and established food & beverage businesses to share the best of our local flavor to our eclectic mix of locals and tourists. You can visit us at the Welcome Center to sign up as a vendor or purchase your tickets for June 6th at 5:30-7:30pm at The Hackney Warehouse in Downtown Murphy. We’re open Monday – Friday, 9:00-5:00 and Saturday 10:00-3:00.

Follow our blog for a little spotlight on each establishment that will be at Forks & Corks. The best part, you can join us at the event to place your vote for the Best Food Vendor and Best Beverage Vendor!

June 6th 2019

This annual event hosted by the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce has quickly become a favorite among residents and tourists alike. Forks & Corks is the perfect excuse to visit the mountains or plan a night with friends as we savor the local flavor. Join us at The Hackney Warehouse as we come together to choose the Best Beverage Vendor, Best Food Vendor, and Best Presentation. We don’t mean to brag, but we have some impressive eateries, breweries, and wineries in our beautiful mountain communities. We’ll see you Thursday June 6th!