There is no shortage of talented artists in North Carolina. Each region offers a distinctive style that represents those peoples’ heritage. This couldn’t be more true than in the hills of Carolina.

But don’t take our word for it. Go see the beautiful work being crafted from these artists in the North Carolina mountains.

From Cullowhee to West Jefferson, we gathered a list of 25 mountain art galleries and museums that you shouldn’t miss.

American Folk
64 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, N.C. 28801
Contemporary Southern folk art, North Carolina wood-fired pottery, custom picture frames and a generous helping of whimsy.
Twigs and Leaves
98 North Main Street
Waynesville, N.C. 28786
Features nature-related art and fine crafts primarily from Southern Appalachia, but includes a select number of American handcrafting artists from other regions. Pottery and clay art, rustic and finished furniture, locally made jewelry, landscape photographs and paintings, as well as quilted wall hangings, stained glass, and metal fabrications.
Ariel Gallery
19 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, N.C. 28801
Use of ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, and wood.
Black Mountain Center for the Arts
225 West State Street
Black Mountain, N.C. 28711
Community arts center that teaches arts in the community, but also has a working gallery with paintings, photography, etc.
Jonas Gerard Fine Art
240 Clingman Avenue
Asheville, N.C. 28801
Colorful abstract art. Live painting performances at the gallery. Some art features a unique way of paining with whisk brooms.
Alta Vista Gallery
2839 Broadstone Road
Valle Crucis, N.C. 28691
Carlton Gallery
10360 Highway 105 South
Banner Elk, N.C. 28604
The Arts Council of Henderson County
401 North Main Street
3rd Floor
Hendersonville, N.C. 28792
Caldwell Arts Council
601 College Avenue Southwest
Lenoir N.C. 28645
Gallery on Main
36 East Main Street
Brevard, N.C. 28712
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts
423 West King Street
Boone, N.C. 28608
The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum
159 Chestnut Street
Blowing Rock, N.C. 28605
Hickory Museum of Art
243 Third Avenue Northeast
Hickory, N.C. 28601
The Design Gallery
7 South Main Street
Burnsville, N.C. 28714
Looking Glass Gallery
231 Plemmons Student Union
First Floor
Appalachian State University
Boone, N.C. 28608
The Fine Art Museum
199 Centennial Drive
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, N.C. 28723
The Haen Gallery
52 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, N.C. 28801

200 King Street
Brevard, N.C. 28712

Woolworth Walk
25 Haywood Street
Asheville, N.C. 28801
Bella Vista Art
14 Lodge Street
Asheville, N.C. 28803
21 Battery Park Avenue
Suite 101
Asheville, N.C. 28801
Southeast’s only art gallery focusing on illustration and pop culture art.
Artetude Gallery
89 Patton Avenue
Asheville, N.C. 28801
Asheville Art Museum
2 South Pack Square
Asheville N.C. 28801
Ashe County Arts Council
303 School Avenue
West Jefferson, N.C. 28694
336-846-ARTS or 336-846-2787
Catch Light Gallery
118 North Jefferson Avenue
West Jefferson, N.C. 28694
The UpDraft Fine Art Gallery
84 Walnut Street
Asheville, N.C. 28801
Provides a multimedia, interactive experience. Shop while artists create exquisite art including paintings, jewelry, pottery, and glass.

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