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.
Keeping Appalachian Heritage Alive!
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. Currently, there are four public art creations and more are planned. Also up and running is a Appalachian Mural Trail for WNC. For more information about uncoming dedications of community murals, Click Here.
To learn more, click on the Historic Public Art heading at the top of the page.
Over the last 10 years we have published 125 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.
June 12—-Storytelling 3pm
Mountains Branch Library
150 Bills Creek Road
Lake Lure, NC 28746
July 14—10th Annual
Holly Springs Historical Community Building
2720 Cat Creek Road
Franklin, NC 28734
July 15—Storytelling 7pm
140 Jaymar Park Drive
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Open to the Public
A501(c)(3) nonprofit art & heritage organization
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.