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Upcoming Events

BMCA's 1st


Pumpkin Carving Contest

Why limit the results of your carving skills to your front porch when the entire town could enjoy your artistry?

Children $5/Adults $10 to enter

Cash Prizes for "Best" in different Categories

Help us Light Up State Street and fill our beautiful downtown with Halloween Cheer with this community pumpkin carving contest! All ages are invited to participate. Children (under 15) are $5 to register, and adults (15 or older) are $10. Pumpkins must be dropped off at BMCA on Tuesday, October 27 or Wednesday, October 28. BMCA will display and illuminate the pumpkins on State Street Thursday, October 29 through Saturday, October 31st. Winners will be chosen in both age groups for 4 different categories: scariest (must be family friendly), funniest, most creative, and art(ist) inspired​​. Participants must procure their own pumpkin.

We prefer cash or check to avoid costly credit card fees. You can also pay with Paypal via the link below (please leave the name of the participant(s) in the comments).

Annual Events


for the Arts

Annual Fundraiser Every March

Live music, food, drinks, dancing, and an amazing auction featuring items donated from local businesses and organizations.

Art in Bloom

Annual Fundraiser Every June

The Black Mountain Center for the Arts has held Art in Bloom for 14 consecutive years (take that, COVID-19!). This is a two-month long event that features 2 gallery exhibits, a gala, a local garden tour, a 2-day  live floral arrangement exhibit, and live plein air painters in local gardens.

828.669.0930 / / Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm

225 W State St, Black Mountain, NC 28711, USA

©2019 by Black Mountain Center for the Arts.

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