Do the Blue Ridge Mountains attract artists or does the awe-inspiring scenery turn regular folks into creative geniuses? We don’t know. Bottom line is, these mountains are teaming with artists and you’ll find their works in out-of-town studios, small-town stores and uptown Asheville art galleries. Our galleries also contain unique works from around the world. No wonder art lovers love us.
Visit the Home of the Perfect Christmas Tree store in Spruce Pine to shop for pottery, weavings, and other beautiful and unique gifts lovingly handcrafted by local artisans. The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree, a popular book by Gloria Houston, set in Spruce Pine, inspired the Home of the Perfect Christmas Tree project. The project's goal is to help Mitchell County residents improve their quality of life and achieve financial independence by creating home-based businesses. A portion of sales fund area scholarships.
The Arts Council of Henderson County promotes the quality and diversity of artistic expression throughout the county and region. Located in downtown Hendersonville, the Arts Council presents local and regional arts exhibitions, lectures, performances and events, such as Art on Main, an outdoor arts festival, and the Open Studio Tour, a self-guided tour of galleries and artist studios. Administers grants and serves as the best resource for information about the arts in Henderson County.
Bellagio is an art to wear gallery in historic Biltmore Village of Asheville, NC offering distinctive designer clothing by American textile artists, handmade jewelry, accessories like scarves and bags, and objects of art such as glass sculpture, jewelry boxes, candleholders, and albums.
Juried craftspeople from the mountains of nine southern states are represented at the Folk Art Center. Exhibitions, special events and daily craft demonstrations are featured. Century-old Allanstand Craft Shop with work of over 350 craftspeople. Free, open daily all year.
Come discover an intriguing gallery of American crafts located in the center of historic downtown Saluda, North Carolina. You'll find creativity expressed in all its forms reflecting the quality craftsmanship of our mountain region. Handmade wearables, jewelry, paper, paintings, fine porcelain, stoneware, glass, metal and wood are just a few of the crafts on display. The Gallery is a destination well worth considering when you're looking for a special indulgence for yourself, your home or a friend.
New Morning Gallery in Historic Biltmore Village, Asheville, North Carolina delightfully displays in over 13,500 square feet, an array of handcrafted craft treasures of ceramic, glass, jewelry, fiber, furniture, lamps, photographs, garden art, t-shirts, posters, and sculpture. Open Mon-Sat 10-7, Sun 12-5