Arts/Galleries Archives - NC Blue Ridge


Funny thing about the Blue Ridge Mountains. Even when you perch on a lofty peak or hike a wooded trail, you’re never far from rollicking musical theater, soaring orchestral strains and très chic art galleries. From the lively Asheville arts scene to a glassworker’s quaint studio, art and nature dance a lively jig in the Blue Ridge.

Bellagio Art to Wear

5 Biltmore Plaza
Asheville, NC 28803

Bellagio showcases an exquisite collection of distinctive clothing, accessories and jewelry in an opulent boutique setting. Acclaimed American made artists with a passion for exotic textures, sublime colors and innovative techniques offer contemporary styles that define Bellagio Art to…

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Bellagio Everyday

40 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801

Bellagio Everyday, located in Historic Downtown Asheville, offers versatile and innovative clothing for women “at work” or “on the go” in a broad range of prices and sizes.  Expand your wardrobe with affordably priced coordinating basics by Planet and Sympli.

The contemporary elliptical…

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Blue Spiral 1

38 Biltmore Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801

Celebrating 25 years, Blue Spiral 1 presents fine art and crafts by exceptional Southern artists and object makers in a light-filled, 15,000 square-foot gallery in the heart of downtown Asheville. The spacious venue spans three floors connected by an open stairway. Blue Spiral 1 features a wide…

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Folk Art Center – Southern Highland Craft Guild

Folk Art Center – Southern Highland Craft Guild
382 Blue Ridge Parkway
Asheville, NC 28815

The Folk Art Center, located directly on the Blue Ridge Parkway, is one of Asheville’s most popular attractions for both vacationers and locals. Juried craftspeople from the Blue Ridge Mountains of nine southern states are represented through exhibitions, special events and daily craft…

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Grove Arcade Shopping & Restaurant Row

Grove Arcade Shopping & Restaurant Row
1 Page Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801

Grove Arcade
One of Asheville’s architectural jewels, the historic Grove Arcade is located on Battery Hill in downtown Asheville. After being closed to the public in 1942, E.W. Grove’s elaborately embellished building was meticulously restored and reopened to the public in…

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Hamilton Williams Gallery & Studio

403 East Union St.
Morganton, NC 28655

Hamilton Williams is an artisan gallery and studio nestled in the foothills of Western North Carolina. Our studio creates small-batch handmade pottery inspired by the rugged natural beauty of our Appalachian home. The gallery exhibits our pottery work along with a curated collection of imaginative,…

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Heartwood Gallery

21 East Main Street
Saluda, NC 28773

Come discover an intriguing gallery of American Craft (no “s”) 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. Fine handmade items to view, use, live with and give…

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Marshall, Mars Hill, Hot Springs in Madison County, NC

Marshall, Mars Hill, Hot Springs in Madison County, NC
County Visitor Center @ 56 S Main St
Mars Hill, NC 28754

Recreation, culture and history abound just north of Asheville in this Blue Ridge gem. Visit Hot Springs, an outdoor paradise where the Appalachian Trail meets the French Broad River, and you will find North Carolina’s only hot mineral baths. In Mars Hill, take in a play at the Southern Appalachian…

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McDowell Arts Council Association (MACA)

50 South Main Street
Marion, NC 28752

The McDowell Arts Council Association was created by the community to share the legacy of local, artistic heritage while promoting local artists and enriching cultural life in McDowell County. The arts council encourages local artists by providing gallery space, a retail shop, teaching…

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New Morning Gallery

7 Boston Way
Asheville, NC 28803

New Morning Gallery in Historic Biltmore Village features 13,500 square feet of delightfully displayed pottery, furniture, glassware, jewelry, garden art and much more all handcrafted by American Artisans.

New Morning’s furniture gallery staff offers the best in interior design consulting to…

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The Colorful Gypsy

5 Town Square
Burnsville, North Carolina 28714

Globally sourced new and vintage decor including hand-knotted rugs, jewelry and gifts. We specialize in odd, unique, edgy and colorful items; both new and vintage. Add some color to your world!


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Toe River Arts Council – Burnsville, NC

102 West Main Street
Burnsville, NC 28714

The Toe River Arts Council Gallery, housed in a 100-year old building, is a stone’s throw from the Town Square in Burnsville. The gallery is the local showcase for the artists who live in the Toe River Valley and who make this area so unique and unparalleled in artistic talent. TRAC promotes the…

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Toe River Arts Council – Spruce Pine, NC

269 Oak Avenue
Spruce Pine, NC 28777

The Toe River Arts Council Spruce Pine Gallery, Mitchell County, is 30 minutes from the Burnsville facility on the Upper Street of the small town. Intrepid travelers and seekers of art can find it and find out about it all in the gallery—viewing rotating showcases, enjoying the gift shop…

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