Bearfootin’ Public Art Walk

The Bears Are Back In Town!




If you can’t attend the auction but would like to bid on a bear, we can assign a live onsite bidder for you. All you have to do is pick your favorite bear, establish a maximum bid and forward the attached form to We will take care of the rest! 

Get your proxey bidder form here!


Mark your calendar for the auction

October, 19, 2019

Historic Courthouse on Main

Live auction begins at 5:00 

2018 Bear Auction brings $47,200 for beneficiaries.

2018 Auction Results

This year’s bears represented a host of non-profits, including some familiar names and some not so familiar to the Bearfootin’ Public Art Walk. We are always thrilled to see the variety of organizations that participate in Bearfootin’!

The auction was great fun. Big THANK YOU to all bidders, our Auctioneer John Lynn, Friends of Downtown volunteers and of course the fabulous sponsors and artists that make this event a success!

Sold for:

Bear Name



Rescue Bear

The Henderson County Rescue Squad


Nayeli and Ayasha




Friends of Habitat



Council On Aging



Henderson County Heritage Museum


Beary Sunshine

Blue Ridge Health Foundation



Blue Ridge Humane Society


My Best Friend Bear



Mona Lisa Bear

Stand T.A.L.L.



Historic Johnson Farm


Bearing Hope of a New Spring

United Way of Henderson County


Into the Wild

Hendersonville Family YMCA


Barry and Spencer

Melissa’s Voice


Jim RayBear

Young Life of Henderson County



St. Gerard House


Aster & Lily

Pardee Hospital Foundation


Four Seasons Bear

Big Brother Big Sister of Henderson County



The Housing Assistance Corporation


Nicholson Cares Bear

Charlie's Angels Animal Rescue


Hope in Bloom

 IAM (Interfaith Assistance Ministry)

A tremendous thanks to our 2018 Bear Sponsors.

Blossom created by Sandee Setliff sold for $3600 and Aster & Lily To Benefit Pardee Hospital Foundation sold for $3300.


Interested in sponsoring a 2020 bear?

Show your creativity and support your favorite non-profit by sponsoring a 2020 Bearfootin' bear!

If you are interested in sponsoring a 2020 Bearfootin' Art bear, complete the online application or contact Dalleen Jackson @828-233-3205 or