Bear Auction Benefits Pisgah

Ever admired the handcrafted bears on the streets of Hendersonville?

BearfrontYou can own your very own bear and support Pisgah Legal Services too! Thanks to the Henderson County Bar Association, the bear in front of the courthouse will be auctioned off on October 22 at the downtown Flat Rock Playhouse, with proceeds benefiting Pisgah Legal.

The Henderson County Bar Association, an organization of local attorneys, sponsored a bear in this year’s “Bearfootin’ on Main Street” program through Historic Downtown Hendersonville. For the past few years, local businesses and individuals have sponsored artists to design bears displayed on Main Street. Purchase of the bears benefits Historic Downtown Hendersonville, and proceeds from auction of the bears benefit local nonprofits designated by the sponsors.


This is the first year that the Bar Association has participated in the program, and asked the West Hendersonville High Advanced  Art Students to decorate the bear, named “City Pride.” “We decided to make a sophisticated and realistic bear that could represent the attorneys and judges,” said Art Teacher Kelly King.  “Also, we feel that Hendersonville is a down to earth city, so instead of a suit, we put a ‘Mr. Roger’s sweater on him. We decorated the sweater with a colorful combination of city and nature because that is what we love about Hendersonville. Our bear is wearing hiking boots because we encourage our community to experience the walkability of our town. The students thoroughly enjoyed making him and it was our pleasure and privilege to contribute to the beautification of our city.”