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Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual: Celebrating 70 Years and Over 250 Artists

Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual, the nation's oldest Native American arts cooperative, turns 70 this year! See the masterful work of over 250 artists showcasing the finest handmade baskets, pottery, weaving, carvings, jewelry, and more. From award-winning, world-renowned artists to up-and-coming Third Generation members, the craft traditions on display go back over 11,000 years--a living legacy of Cherokee creation. 

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Keeping Tradition Alive: An Interview with Cherokee Potter Tara McCoy

Tara McCoy began learning the art of traditional Cherokee pottery in school on the Qualla Boundary. Over the years she honed her techniques through classes at the Cherokee Pottery Guild and by talking to other potters. We spoke with Tara just before the festival about the development of her craft, her process for pit firing pottery, and the pride she takes in being part of the tradition of Cherokee crafters.

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5 Things We Love About Cherokee!

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, love is in the air! There’s no better time than February to reflect on the people, things, and places that you are happy to have in your life. Whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, if you’ve ever been to Cherokee, NC, you’ve likely experienced a special connection with this beautiful and sacred land.

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Visit Cherokee for Your Last Minute Shopping!

During the holiday season, it’s fun to pick out gifts for your loved ones that reflect their personality and interests. Because of the time, energy, and creativity that go into making them, handmade and artisanal items can make thoughtful presents that your friends and family will love. We’re so fortunate that Cherokee, North Carolina, is home to many artists and craftspeople who share their talents with us. These artists are preserving traditional methods and materials, while adding their own special twists and talents.

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Top 5 Things to do in Cherokee This Summer

Planning your trip to Cherokee, NC, this summer? Whether it’s your first time or your annual family tradition, there’s a ton to see and do—you won’t want to miss a thing! With so much happening, including over a hundred free events throughout the year, we’ve put together a list of our top five favorite Cherokee summer experiences that your whole family will enjoy.

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