For 50 years The Tryon Fine Arts Center had a mission: “To be the creative driving force for performances, exhibits, arts in education, and community partnerships in the Foothills.”
Western North Carolina is, without a doubt, blessed to have such a robust arts-related infrastructure. And since 1969, Polk County’s Tryon Fine Arts Center (TFAC), located in the heart of downtown Tryon, has been one of the more prominent supporters of the arts in our region. Each year scores of concerts (featuring regional, national, and international acts), theater, dance, and visual arts events are hosted—since 2012, attendance has increased by nearly 200%, with 2017 bringing more than 16,000 people to TFAC. And with 2019 looming, expect a series of special events to mark the 50th anniversary.
Observes Marianne Carruth, executive director of TFAC, “From the bluegrass and old-time music classes taught by local traditional musicians of Pacolet Junior Appalachian Musicians, to the world-class classical music presented by Tryon Concert Association, there’s truly something for everybody in Tryon. We are fortunate for the founders’ vision that placed a 315-seat auditorium in this small county.”
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