Alta Vista Gallery
2839 Broadstone Road,
In its 29th year, Alta Vista Gallery shows more than 100 artists in all media specializing in mountain landscapes, and currently shows palette-knife oils by Amos Westmoreland. View images of paintings on the gallery’s Facebook page @AltaVistaGallery.
Gallery winter hours are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. Sundays are open by request.
Anvil Arts Sculpture Garden and Gallery
9600 Linville Falls
Anvil Arts Sculpture Garden and Gallery, represents accomplished sculptors working in diverse materials and styles with pieces for exteriors and interiors. Anvil Arts is also the working studio of well known sculptor Bill Brown.
This unique destination provides a relaxed opportunity to explore, experience and collect sculpture. Visitors are encourage to walk the grounds, sit under the trees and discover works in the inside gallery space.
Owner and curator Liz Brown is always happy to share information about the sculptures and the artists and is available to assist with development of private, public and corporate collections along with site selection. All the works exhibited are available for purchase.
This year the gallery is adding new sculptors and will present special events beginning on April 27, International Sculpture Day.
During April, visitors are encouraged to call ahead.
Anvil Arts Sculpture Garden and Gallery is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays from 1-5 p.m. and by appointment. Located at 9600 Linville Falls Highway in Linville Falls.
The Art Cellar
920 Shawneehaw Lane,
The Art Cellar Gallery focuses on North Carolina artists while including select artists from across the Southeast, showing work from large scale canvases to smaller works on paper, as well as including sculpture, glass and clay.
A High Country arts destination celebrating 26 seasons, The Art Cellar Gallery is located on Highway 184 in Banner Elk and is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Ashe Arts Center Gallery
303 School Ave.,
Hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday hours resume in April.
Blowing Rock Art & History Museum
159 Chestnut St.,
BRAHM now offers free admission.
Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. The museum is closed on Monday.
Blowing Rock Frameworks & Gallery
7539 Valley Blvd.,
On Instagram and Facebook: @brframeworks
This Spring, Blowing Rock Frameworks & Gallery is excited to announce it’s 25th Anniversary as a thriving business in the High Country. The shop will be celebrating turning a quarter of century with a celebration in May, as well as a lineup of fine art shows this summer. Some of the artists featured this year include Wes Waugh, Joe Miller, Lita Gatlin and Jason Drake.
Aside from being a fine art gallery, Blowing Rock Frameworks & Gallery is also an accredited frame shop, with two dedicated certified picture framers to assist with any questions regarding design or preservation of valuable paintings, photographs or objects.
Blowing Rock Frameworks & Gallery is the nation’s leading seller in antique historic paintings by the well-known Elliott Daingerfield, with a collective 162 paintings sold since opening in 1994. The gallery continually adds new inventory of Daingerfield paintings, as well as brings in new work from contemporary artists to display weekly.
Visit the gallery’s website for details regarding the upcoming shows in June, July and August of this year.
Blowing Rock Frameworks & Gallery is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call the gallery or email email@example.com with any questions or concerns.
Blue Ridge ArtSpace
377 Shadowline Drive,
The Blue Ridge ArtSpace, a community arts hub filled with four galleries, classrooms and a gift shop, is the home of the Watauga Arts Council.
Bolick and Traditions Pottery
1155 Main St., Blowing Rock
The gallery unites three potters from the Owens family: Original Owens Pottery, Glenn and Lula Owens Bolick and Michael and Janet Calhoun. The gallery displays functional pottery including mugs, bowls and serving pieces. Folk art face jugs such as wizards, Santas, Monday/Friday jugs and clay spirits. Glazes featured are deep cobalt blues, greens and the well-known signature “Owens Red.”
Other potters include Sue Salvaterra of Weaverville, Carolin Wike of Lenoir and Belinda Wight of Cary.
The shop also carries locally made soaps and candles by Mary Ferrell, jewelry by Melissa Cox of the Vintage Locket and The Artist Jay of Greensboro.
The store hosts two wood kiln openings and various other events throughout the year. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
10360 Hwy 105 S.,
Carlton Gallery’s 36th Winter Group Exhibition is ongoing with “Serenity of Water,” which also features small works in paintings, glass, sculpture, clay and jewelry. On display will be Molly Lithgo’s hand-carved and painted vases, trays and mugs; hand built trays, platters and mugs by Jim Rientjes; mugs and small bowls by Becki-Henderson Gow and hand-woven scarves by Carolyn Glazener.
Carlton Gallery is located 10 miles south of Boone, 7 miles north of Linville or Banner Elk and 8 miles from Blowing Rock on N.C. 105 South in the Grandfather Mountain community.
Hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Crossnore Fine Arts Gallery
205 Johnson Lane,
The Crossnore Fine Arts Gallery represents regional painters, sculptors and fine craft persons. A portion of all proceeds benefit the children of Crossnore School and Children’s Home.
Gallery hours are from Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Doe Ridge Pottery
585 W. King St. #D,
Doe Ridge Pottery Gallery offers a showroom full of beautiful stoneware handcrafted by local potters to ornate your home. Most stoneware is food safe, oven safe, and dishwasher and microwave safe.
Gallery artists are refreshing their shelves with the incoming of spring, and new work arrives almost daily.
Visitors to downtown Boone can enjoy watching work being made in the studio Monday through Friday. This includes seeing pots thrown, designed, carved, glazed and formed by owner Bob Meier and his staff.
Doe Ridge Pottery is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Florence Thomas Art School and Gallery
10 S. Jefferson Ave.,
The Florence Thomas Art School gallery hours are Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
543 W King St., Boone
Hands Gallery, open 45 years, offers a selection of jewelry, fiber, baskets, pottery, photos, gourds, woodblock prints, soaps, mosaics, stained glass, wrought iron, wooden bowls, furniture and many other hand-crafted items.
Jones House Cultural and Community Center
604 W. King St., Boone
The Jones House galleries are open from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Visit the Jones House website for the 2019 gallery schedule.
Martin House Gallery
1098 Main St.,
The Martin House Gallery is a new innovative gallery showcasing private original works from Kevin Beck and Chris Bell. Beck is a local artist known for his rich, engaging palette. Bell spent the last several months in the Highlands area near Asheville painting realistic mountain scenes.
Find the gallery on Facebook and Instagram @martinhousegallery.
The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, with extended hours on weekends by appointment.
Mountain Blue Gallery
151 Shawneehaw Ave.,
Mountain Blue Gallery will kick off spring with Boone native Brian Hester. Hetsr is a renowned painter and sculptor of everything “fly.”
The opening reception for “The Art of the Fly” exhibition will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 13. The exhibition will run through April 20.
The gallery represents more than 20 artists offering a diverse selection of original encaustics, oils, acrylics, ceramics, jewelry, glass, textiles and more.
Mountain Blue Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.
683 W. King St., Boone
The Nthº Gallery and Studios is a not-for-profit, member and donation-supported art venue serving as an incubator for emerging and established artists in the Boone area.
R.T. Morgan Art Gallery and Glass by Camille
120 N. Jefferson Ave., West Jefferson
R.T. and Camille Morgan invite you to experience their work in more than eight media in their combined 60 years in creating art.
Sculpture in stone, steel, wood and copper, and abstract and realistic paintings in oil and acrylic are on display. Come by and see the new work.
Sally Nooney Gallery
Sally Nooney Gallery offers unique glass sculptures to brighten your garden or entrance, and beautiful new paintings ready to grace your home. Love bears and other animals?
Join the gallery for Tour de Art the fourth Saturday of each month. Find Sally Nooney Gallery on Highway 194 midway between Banner Elk and Valle Crucis.
Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Studio 140 at Sorrento’s
140 Azalea Circle,
Studio 140 at Sorrento’s is currently featuring new large-scale paintings of local wildlife, mountain landscapes and portraits of famous musicians by artist Kent Paulette.
Paulette will be painting live at Studio 140 and inside Sorrento’s on Saturday evenings this spring. On warm nights, Paulette will set up his easel outside and paint by the fire pits in downtown Banner Elk. Paulette will also discuss his work and leading tours through the main gallery and throughout Studio 140’s exhibit spaces.
Paulette is a self-taught artist who uses uninhibited, energetic brushstrokes to create paintings alive with color, texture and movement. His work can be viewed online at www.kentpaulette.com.
The gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday from 5 to 10 p.m.
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts
423 W. King St., Boone
The Turchin Center has seven galleries with changing contemporary art exhibits and is the largest facility of its kind in the region. Currently, the galleries are featuring compelling exhibits from locations and artists around the world. “Plein Air: The Southern Appalachian Forest” by artists Reiko Goto and Tim Collins reflects the artists’ interests in carbon exchange and the impact on one leaf on a tree.
The 16th annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition provides both amateur and professional photographers the opportunity to showcase their interpretation of the unique character, people, places and pursuits that distinguish the Southern Appalachians.
“Pieces of the Puzzle: Community Outreach programs” celebrates the artwork created in the Turchin Center’s outreach programs. Full Circle: 2018 Center Award Winners features award-winning work by photographers who investigate current social, environmental and political issues of critical global importance.
“Terraria Gigantica: The World Under Glass” with photographs by Dana Fritz, frame the world’s largest enclosed landscapes including Biosphere 2 in Arizona, the Lied Jungle at Henry Doorly Zoo in Nebraska and the tropical rainforest at the Eden Project in Cornwall, England.
In the Main Gallery, “The Great Enemy of Truth,” by Elizabeth Alexander with music by Todd Bowers, is a site-specific installation featuring intricate paper installations, suspended sculpture, found objects, costumes, dinner plates and sound for an immersive experience.
The gallery is free and open to the public.
Hours from Tuesday-Thursday and Saturday-Friday are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday hours are noon to 8 p.m.