Morris Ornaments

2017 edition available through December 21


The beloved Morris ornament tradition continues with the 2017 edition.

The Morris ornaments are available now through December 21 at Tryon Fine Arts Center.

The ornament costs $20, including tax, and will also be available at select downtown Tryon merchants.

This year's ornament features Morris tickling the ivories of a fine concert grand piano. The ornament is a fitting tribute to the new Steinway Concert D grand piano that was recently unveiled at TFAC, and will bring beautiful music for TFAC artists, the Tryon Concert Association, Foothills Music Club, and many community arts groups for decades to come.

Local architect John Walters designed this year’s ornament, which was once again created by Brevard-based Charleston Mint.

Ornaments from previous years are also available for sale at Tryon Fine Arts Center. Previous artists include Kim Nelson, Tommy Thorne Thompson, Paul Koenen, and Kathleen Carson. Morris ornaments have been a Tryon tradition since 1991, and support TFAC’s operations and programs.

The 2017 Morris ornament is available at TFAC’s Kessler Box Office, as well as select downtown Tryon businesses. Purchases can be made by cash, check, or credit card.

For additional information, stop by the TFAC Box Office at 34 Melrose Avenue from 10am-4pm Tuesday-Friday and 10am-1pm on Saturday, or call 828-859-8322 or visit