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
828-281-2134
amerifolk.com
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
828-456-1940
twigsandleaves.com
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
828-236-2660
arielcraftgallery.com
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
828-669-0930
blackmountainarts.org
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
828-350-7711
jonasgerard.com
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
828-963-5247
altavistagallery.com
Carlton Gallery
10360 Highway 105 South
Banner Elk, N.C. 28604
828-963-4288
carltongallery.com
The Arts Council of Henderson County
401 North Main Street
3rd Floor
Hendersonville, N.C. 28792
828-693-8504
acofhc.org
Caldwell Arts Council
601 College Avenue Southwest
Lenoir N.C. 28645
828-754-2486
caldwellarts.com
Gallery on Main
36 East Main Street
Brevard, N.C. 28712
828-885-7299
galleryonmain.net
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts
423 West King Street
Boone, N.C. 28608
828-262-3017
tcva.org
The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum
159 Chestnut Street
Blowing Rock, N.C. 28605
828-295-9099
blowingrockmuseum.org
Hickory Museum of Art
243 Third Avenue Northeast
Hickory, N.C. 28601
828-327-8576
hickoryart.org
The Design Gallery
7 South Main Street
Burnsville, N.C. 28714
828-678-9869
the-design-gallery.com
Looking Glass Gallery
231 Plemmons Student Union
First Floor
Appalachian State University
Boone, N.C. 28608
828-262-3032
lookingglassgallery.appstate.edu
The Fine Art Museum
199 Centennial Drive
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, N.C. 28723
828-227-3591
wcu.edu/museum
The Haen Gallery
52 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, N.C. 28801
828-254-8577

200 King Street
Brevard, N.C. 28712
828-883-3268
thehaengallery.com

Woolworth Walk
25 Haywood Street
Asheville, N.C. 28801
828-254-9234
woolworthwalk.com
Bella Vista Art
14 Lodge Street
Asheville, N.C. 28803
828-768-0246
bellavistaart.com
ZaPow!
21 Battery Park Avenue
Suite 101
Asheville, N.C. 28801
828-575-2024
zapow.com
Southeast’s only art gallery focusing on illustration and pop culture art.
Artetude Gallery
89 Patton Avenue
Asheville, N.C. 28801
828-252-1466
artetudegallery.com
Asheville Art Museum
2 South Pack Square
Asheville N.C. 28801
828-253-3227
ashevilleart.org
Ashe County Arts Council
303 School Avenue
West Jefferson, N.C. 28694
336-846-ARTS or 336-846-2787
ashecountyarts.org
Catch Light Gallery
118 North Jefferson Avenue
West Jefferson, N.C. 28694
336-846-1551
catchlightgallery.net
The UpDraft Fine Art Gallery
84 Walnut Street
Asheville, N.C. 28801
828-450-4535
theupdraftgallery.com
Provides a multimedia, interactive experience. Shop while artists create exquisite art including paintings, jewelry, pottery, and glass.

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