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Fresco Paintings in West Jefferson NC

The Frescoes Paintings in West Jefferson NC and the Frescoes in Glendale Springs NC are a major tourist attraction, and very important to the region's economy. Those who do visit Ashe County NC for the frescoes typically include visits to our art galleries, restaurants, shops, and the famous Ashe County Cheese Factory here in West Jefferson NC.

During the 1970s, internationally renowned fresco artist Ben Long created these magnificent works of art in two small antique churches here in Ashe County NC. Each is significant to the Christian community. His first frescoes was done in Saint Mary's Episcopal Church on the southwestern side of West Jefferson NC. There you will see his image of Mary Great with Child, John the Baptist, and The Mystery of Faith. A few years later he created a life-size depiction of the Last Supper at the Holy Trinity Church in Glendale Springs NC. 

Thousands of people visit the frescoes each year both for their religious significance and because they are beautiful works of art. Many have visited numerous times. And for those of us who have the privilege of living in Ashe County, we go often because it is a favorite place to take out of town family and friends.

The Ashe County Frescoes Foundation was created by community members for the purpose of protecting and preserving these works of art. The organization was established as a North Carolina nonprofit corporation with a board of directors - a majority of whom cannot be members of the Episcopal congregation. Donations can be made to the organization and are used only for expenses related to these unique and great works of art.

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Ashe County Parks & Recreation Annual 4th of July Celebration!
Fireworks, music, picnics and more will take place in Ashe County at the Ashe County Park this year in celebration of Independence Day, bringing fun for the entire family, regardless of age. The Fireworks celebration and Pickin’ in the Park is scheduled for Friday, July 4th. The annual event is free and open to the public. The music will start at 4 p.m. with the featured musical highlights being local favorites including the Grayson Highlands... click here for more

Christmas In July
Christmas in July is a one full-day, and Friday night free-admission event
 featuring the very best in traditional mountain music and 
handmade crafts from throughout the Northwest Mountains
 of Ashe County North Carolina. The festival takes place in Downtown West Jefferson NC on the backstreet...click HERE for a schedule of events for the 2014 Christmas in July!  Nowhere else will you find such an excellent 
array of food, fun and festivities for the entire family than... click here for more

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