The Toe River Arts Council (TRAC) is a nonprofit organization established in 1976 to support and promote arts and arts education in Yancey and Mitchell counties.

TRAC plays a prime role in bring the arts to school children and the general public through workshops, concerts, and exhibitions. We are involved in a variety of initiatives designed to make our region more aware of the cultural resources both locally and by presenting art and music from outside the area.


What We Do

  • Two gift shops, one in Spruce Pine and Burnsville featuring work of local artists.
  • Two galleries, one in Spruce Pine and Burnsville featuring bi-monthly exhibits
  • Plein Air Paint-Out Event each spring in and around Burnsille
  • Two annual free studio tour weekends – 2nd weekend in June; 1st weekend in December – over 100 studios and galleries open their doors to visitors
  • Music in the Mountains Folk Festival each fall to celebrate regional musical heritage
  • The all0volunteer Toe River Chamber Ensemble offers free concerts several times a year in and around Burnsville plus several arts in education programs in schools


Tuesday – Saturday: 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.



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Toe River Arts Council

102 West Main Street
Burnsville, NC 28714 

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(828) 682-7215 (Main)