TOE RIVER ARTS MISSION:

To achieve a thriving economy as a nationally-recognized arts destination.
 

TOE RIVER ARTS VISION:

To elevate the Toe River Valley community as a unique place to experience the arts.
 
 
For over the past three years, 18 Mitchell and Yancey County community organizations and local government agencies have met to work on the idea of branding this Toe River Valley region for its cultural assets — the artists who work here, the mountains that surround us, the river that flows through, the quality of life, the sense of place.
Through funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Economic Development Agency, Samuel L. Phillips Family Foundation, The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, and John & Robyn Horn Foundation we are making the “Journey to the Arts” a reality in the Toe River Valley. We thank them for their support .
 

Our partners:

AMY Regional Library

Bakersville Improvement Group

Blue Ridge Regional Hospital

Burnsville Town Center

Mayland Community College

Mitchell Chamber of Commerce

Mitchell County Commissioners

Mitchell County Economic Development Commission

Parkway Playhouse

Penland School of Crafts

Spruce Pine Main Street

Toe River Arts Council

Town of Bakersville

Town of Burnsville

Town of Spruce Pine

Yancey County Chamber of Commerce

Yancey County Commissioners

Yancey County Economic Development Commission

Through funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Economic Development Agency, Samuel L. Phillips Family Foundation, The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, and John & Robyn Horn Foundation. We thank them for their support and for helping to make the “Journey to the Arts” a reality in the Toe River Valley.
 

Thank you to our many photographers who have generously donated their images of Mitchell and Yancey counties for use on our website:

Ele Annand and Beth Schiable | 7 Ton Press
Robin Dreyer
Chris Ellenbogen Photography
Morgan Hill
Mercedes Jelinek
Richard Kennedy
David McRary Photography
Courtney Martin
Dana Moore
Leslie Noell
Neal Rantoul Photography
Ben Simmons Photography

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