National & International Touring Shows

Menopause the Musical

Thurs Aug 15 @ 2pm
Fri Aug 16  @ 7:30pm
Sat Aug 17 @ 7:30pm

See it for the first time or come love it again! See what millions of women worldwide have been laughing and raving about for years!


September 6 & 7

The Legend of Johnny Cash
Starring Philip Bauer

This show has been named "The World's Greatest Tribute to Johnny Cash" by AXS TV.


Saturday, October 19

Mac Arnold & A Plateful of Blues
A Taste Festival of WNC's
Very Best Cheesemakers


Classes & Other Events


Hendo Story Club
Every First Thursday
Open Mic    7:00 pm


Happier Hour!
August 1    5-7pm
Special wine tasting and music prior to Storytelling in our new Bookshop Bar!


The Art of Quilling
Thursday August 22
6 -9  pm


Book Reading & Signing
by Philip Bauer
"The Heavenly Oak"
September 5th

Get Involved! Become a Volunteer!

The success of The Center for Art and Inspiration and our commitment to the community depends on volunteers from the surrounding areas who help create an outstanding experience for all patrons. Whether you are a high school or college student, working adult or retiree, we have opportunities for you to enrich your life and the lives of others, meet people with similar interests, help fulfill the Center’s mission while having fun!


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Interactive Dinner, High Tea Murder Mysteries, and THE Dinner pARTy

August 2 & 3

All is fair in love? Even murder? MURDER? That's the question posed by this hilarious interactive Murder/Mystery/ Musical/ Comedy




2nd Sundays @ The Center


Sherry Lovett, Story Teller 
and Lillian Chase, Fiddler
Sunday August 11, 2019
@ 3pm

In August!

CAI presents Sherry Lovett, storyteller, and renowned 14 year-old musician Lillian Chase in an afternoon of traditional Appalachian words and music.   Sherry connects with her audiences through universal themes and delivers stories with beautiful language and graceful movements. Her mission is to inspire, encourage, entertain, and connect with people through the art of storytelling.

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Lillian Chase will perform with Sherry Lovett on Sunday August 11 @ 3pm.