These hats are individual pieces of artwork created by Bryson City resident and BCO team member, Liz Nance. The sharpie drawings express her passion for our area and the activities that keep us living life outside. In the tiny details you'll find names of mountains, streams, and trails of western North Carolina. No two are alike!!
Liz is available to do custom artwork based on your interests. Call for info about custom artwork upcharge. These hats are original pieces of art and should be treated as such. Washing not recommended..
Hat 1 is a simple mountain design that features the words GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS, BRYSON CITY, NORTH CAROLINA. and a few small details of the areas towering Hemlocks.
Hat 2 is a mountain and sunburst design. The words HIKE, EXPLORE, and CAMP are featured on one side while the other side sports the name of our adventurous mountain town.
Hat 3 is a simple sun design with cool crosshatching inside the rays.
Hat 4 highlights the Appalachian Trail which goes from Georgia to Maine. The hiker on side of hat is making his way along the ridgeline. Small detail of guitar and trees in crosshatching.
Hat 5 features an artist rendering of the 54-foot observation tower located at the top of Clingmans Dome. At 6,643ft in elevation the mountain is the highest point in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Words in the details represent areas in and around the Smokys. A kayaker makes his way over a few local creeks in the bottom corner.
Hat 6 represents the growth of the craft beer scene in the mountains of western North Carolina. The words LOCAL CRAFT BREWS and BEER IS CULTURE stretch out through the mountains while tiny words like IPA, STOUT, HOPS, and LAGER hide in the details.
Hat 7 is dedicated to the fly fishing men and women in North Carolina. A hand-tied fly sits in a shadowy pool awaiting a trout swimming through swirling mountain waters.
Hat 8 is another craft beer scene in the mountains of western North Carolina. The words LOCAL CRAFT BREWS and BEER IS CULTURE stretch out through the mountains while tiny words like BROWN, STOUT, HOPS, and BOTTLES and CANS hide in the details.
Hat 9 is a depiction of a starry night in the Smoky Mountain National Park. Hidden in the crosshatching are the words TN & NC, WANDER, and EXPLORE.
Hat 10 is Liz's first hat to show a little color. Green rolling hills with a mountain homestead on the ridge and a tent in the valley.
Hat 11 is titled "West of Asheville" and highlights all of the amazing activities that western NC has to offer. We love our side of the state!