Events for 2017 is forthcoming!
Happy New Year!
Keeping Appalachian Heritage Alive!
A501(c)(3) nonprofit art & heritage organization
HISTORIC PUBLIC ART
"Planting seeds of heritage through the arts," CSA's mission, becomes quite clear through the public art that has been created by co-founder, Doreyl Ammons Cain and supported by the CSA Board of Directors. In the year of 2016 there are four public art creations and more are planned. Also in the planning mode is a Appalachian Mural Trail for WNC.
To learn more, click on the Historic Public Art heading at the top of the page.
Over the last 10 years we have published 114 books by local authors. This grouping of books consists of books for children, poetry, genealogy, historical, fiction and non-fiction. The list continues to grow. To check out our publishing policies, click on "Publishing" listed under the heading of Storytelling above.
Catch the Spirit of Appalachia is a group of dedicated Western North Carolina individuals who are holding local memory in place by saving the stories, by sharing through art and the spoken word, by validating the local human community —sustaining our sense of place.
ORAL HISTORY PODCAST
Produced by Catch the Spirit of Appalachia, the oral history podcast "Stories of Mountain Folk" is a professional program featuring storytelling and interviews from Caucasian, African-American, and Cherokee people living in Western North Carolina.