Bearfootin’ Public Art Walk

2019 bear sales total $57,400!




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


Mark your calendar for the 2020 rEVEAL

May, 8, 2020


2019 Bear Auction sale results

2019 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!

  Sale $ Name Sponsor  Beneficiary Artist(s)
1 $2,500.00 Scarecrow Bear Champion Hills Henderson County Education Foundation Shannon McWhirter
2 $3,600.00 Blue Beary’s Garden Friends of Henderson County Habitat for Humanity Henderson County Habitat for Humanity Heidi Mayfield
3 $2,100.00 Charlie & Friends Hendersonville Woman's Club Charlies Angels Shiela Hilton
4 $2,700.00 The Hope & Healing Bears Safelight Safelight Lauren Younis
5 $3,200.00 Polly & Nate Mast General Store Conserving Carolina  Debbie Fleming
6 $2,000.00 Crazy Cat Lady Bear Lovers United Blue Ridge Honor Flight Wendy Forbes
7 $1,800.00 MARDI BEAR Blue Ridge Health Blue Ridge Health Kat Beasley
8 $5,100.00 Our Community Hendersonville Family YMCA Hendersonville Family YMCA Dee Ballenger
9 $4,300.00 SUEÑO HERMOSO Hands On! Children's Museum Hands On! Children's Museum Abigail Ghrist
10 $2,800.00 Circle of Love Penny Insurance Agency Four Seasons Hospice Foundation Susan Olivari
11 $2,900.00 Hibiscus De Fleur BMW of Asheville United Way of Henderson County Kerry Griffin
12 $3,400.00 Gardy Loo Friends of Downtown Friends of Downtown Sandee Setliff
13 $3,000.00 Digs Shermans' Sports and Army Store, RE/MAX RESULTS, Moe's Original BarBQue, Homestead, Attorneys Title The Housing Assistance Corporation   Marilynn Claire Bailey Sahling
14 $2,500.00 Ursula Joseph McDowell Chapter NCSDAR Crossnore School & Children’s Home Starlotte 
15 $1,900.00 URSA (Mechatronics) Major  Terry Ketcham Anonymous HCPS FIRST Robotics Team 1225  Natalie Bennett & Team
16 $1,800.00 Alphabetta Bear In memory of Theodore and Lillian Brusick  Blue Ridge Literacy Council Wendy Brusick
17 $1,800.00 Ed Henderson County Education Foundation Henderson County Education Foundation Maureen Scullin
18 $2,700.00 Happy Trails Bears Denise Lucas Pardee Hospital Foundation Simone Wood &
Patrica Sweet
19 $2,500.00 Rootabearga Friends of Carl Sandburg at Connemara Friends of Carl Sandburg  Courtney Hoelscher
20 $4,800.00 Promise Blue Ridge Humane Society Board of Directors Blue Ridge Humane Society  Susan Goodman

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!