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Keeping Wildacres Wild

Forested mountains and blue skyWildacres is excited to announce that, after years of planning and working out details, the conservation easement is finally a reality. This protects 1,076 acres of our land from ever being developed and preserves the beautiful forest and creeks that surround the main facility. Many thanks to Philip Blumenthal and the Blumenthal family, the Conservation Trust for North Carolina, and the Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina. The natural beauty of Wildacres will now be enjoyed by generations to come.

To read more about this project please follow the link below.


Wildacres Art Workshop to the Rescue

Art student with painting of fishBefore opening the 2017 season, we received the unfortunate news that Ringling College of Art and Design decided to suspend classes at Wildacres for the foreseeable future. We and many of the regular attendees were very disappointed with this development. However, seeing the need to get our artists up to Wildacres, Amy Blumenthal and Linda Vesely took matters in their own hands. They organized the first ever Wildacres Art Week in July of last year. The week featured many of the same instructors that our Ringling folks were used to seeing and introduced some wonderful new ones to the students. It was a huge success and all the hard work to put it together was much appreciated.

We are excited to announce that the Wildacres Art Workshop will be held on three weeks in the upcoming 2018 season: two in July and one in October. Thank you, Amy and Linda!

For additional information and/or questions, please contact Linda Vesely (828) 765-8400. To be added to the Wildacres Art Workshop mailing list, please send an email to Amy Blumenthal at amyblum52@gmail.com.

Art students display decorated sneakers.