Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual, Inc. | Cherokee, NC

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Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual, Inc.

Monday, January 9 from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Welcome to Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual, Inc. Who wouldn’t want a piece of Cherokee art to take home?

Cherokee art curators and collectors, rejoice. If you’re seeking authentic Cherokee arts and crafts, you’ve come to the largest home for it east of the Mississippi. Be it weaponry, the decorative beauty of beadwork, the intricate skill of finger weaving, or the sublime self-expression of wood and stone carving, it’s here, waiting to go home with you.

Timeless beauty captured in shape and texture.

In our world of mass production, it’s a welcome sight to behold something beautifully handmade in Cherokee. As you touch the smooth wood of the dramatic masks used in traditional dance rituals or the cool clay of the wedding jugs, you are reminded of the power of your own hands. Remember? Your fingers can do a lot more than navigate an iPhone touch screen or flip channels on a remote control. No reality TV here; this is a refreshing reality of a time past, preserved and carried on in the hands of present-day Cherokee craftsmen. Founded in 1946 with the purpose of preserving and advancing Cherokee arts and crafts, Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual, Inc. is the oldest and leading Native American Arts cooperative in the United States.

When and where to enjoy Cherokee arts and crafts:

Season: Open year-round. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

Summer hours: (June–August): 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Sunday.

Winter hours: (September–May): 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Sunday. Closed Sundays in January and February.
 
Admission: Showroom and gallery are FREE and open to the public during business hours.
 
 


Location:

645 Tsali Blvd.
Cherokee, NC 28719

Cherokee’s Memorial Day Trout Tournament

Saturday, May 23 to Sunday, May 24

Spend the long weekend with the boys: rainbow, brook, golden, and brown. Your $15 entry fee and $17 two-day fishing permit lets you compete for $10,000 in tagged fish within the beautiful freestone streams of Cherokee, NC; only the 2.2 miles of catch-and-release waters are excluded.

Tagged fish will be specially stocked for this event, and when you catch one, you redeem it for cash prizes at the Natural Resources Enforcement Office located at 517 Sequoyah Trail off Hwy 441. Open to all ages and for all legal fishing methods.

Register for this tournament anywhere fishing permits are sold in and around Cherokee or online at FishCherokee.com by Friday, May 22, 2020. Prize redemption will run from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. each tournament day. 


The Tim Hill Memorial Trout Tournament

Saturday, July 11 to Sunday, July 12

In honor of Tim Hill, a longtime employee at our very own trout hatchery who sadly passed away far too soon, we’re inviting you to fish and compete in this fun and lucrative tournament in his name. With a registration fee of $15 and a two-day fishing permit for $17, you’ll be fishing for your share of $10,000 by catching beautiful fish in rivers all across the Qualla Boundary (excluding the 2.2 miles of catch-and-release waters), which will be stocked with tagged fish.

Tagged fish will be specially stocked for this event, and when you catch one, you redeem it for cash prizes at the Natural Resources Enforcement Office located at 517 Sequoyah Trail off Hwy 441. Register anywhere fishing licenses are sold or at FishCherokee.com by Friday, July 10, 2020. Fishing will start one hour before sunrise and end one hour after sunset each day. Open to all ages and for all legal fishing methods. Prize redemption will run from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. each tournament day. 


The Qualla Country Trout Tournament

Saturday, September 5 to Sunday, September 6

It’s not too late to take home the summer’s biggest trout. Your $15 entry fee and $17 two-day fishing permit lets you compete for your share of $20,000 in the pristine, freestone streams of Cherokee (excluding the 2.2 miles of catch-and-release waters).

Tagged fish will be specially stocked for this event, and when you catch one, you redeem it for cash prizes at the Natural Resources Enforcement Office located at 517 Sequoyah Trail off Hwy 441. Register anywhere fishing licenses are sold or at FishCherokee.com by Friday, September 4, 2020. Fishing will start one hour before sunrise and end one hour after sunset each day. Open to all ages and for all legal fishing methods. Prize redemption will run from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. each day. 


Rumble in the Rhododendron Fly-Fishing Tournament

Saturday, November 7 to Sunday, November 8

Are you and your best fly-fishing buddy ready to rumble with the top anglers around? Then get your $300 entry fee together for this two-person team competition held exclusively in the catch-and-release section of Cherokee’s “trophy waters” known simply as Raven Fork. This tournament offers cash prizes totaling $10,000*. Register for the event at River's Edge Outfitters by Monday, October 5, 2020. Registration is limited. Additional event details will be discussed on November 6 at 7 p.m. during the opening meeting. Open to all ages. 

*Payout subject to change.


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