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Art galleries located in Asheville, NC. This gallery guide features art galleries in Asheville and the Western North Carolina area and offer a variety of fine art.

The L.O.F.T.

Lost objects, found treasures. A very special gift shop. An old attic of a place where you can discover objects of beauty or find treasures that have been given new life through creativity and, ocassionally, a [smallish] glass of vino blanco.

 

 

 

(828) 259-9303

Asheville Art Museum

As the single visual arts facility serving Western North Carolina, the Asheville Art Museum, its collection and programs are the only such resources available to the diverse communities in the region.

Grand Bohemian Hotel

The Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville sits in historic Biltmore village just outside the Biltmore gates. The authentic, rustic ambiance of this Tudor-inspired boutique hotel is masterfully blended with all of the modern luxuries. Enjoy the onsite restaurant, lounge, art Gallery and Spa or stroll the quaint village streets. An experience of extraordinary architecture, art, music, cuisine, and exceptional service awaits.

11 Boston Way, Asheville, NC 28803 Map It

(877) 274-1242 or (828) 405-2949

Colburn Earth Science Museum

Explore the rich treasures of the earth at this museum called “a mini-Smithsonian of gems” by the Washington Post. Allow one to three hours for a visit. Open Tues.-Sat. 10am-5pm.

254-7162

YMI Cultural Center

For years, the 18,000 square foot YMI building was the social and economic center of Asheville’s Black community. Currently YMI is a cultural center operating with support from the City of Asheville. Its impressive Tudor-style structure is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and features four galleries and a 300-seat performing arts theatre.

39 S Market St, Asheville, NC 28801 Map It

(828) 252-4614

Folk Art Center

Located on the Blue Ridge Parkway, The Folk Art Center is the home ofthe Southern Highland Craft Guild, representing craft artists fromSouthern Appalachia. The Allanstand Craft Shop carries the work of over300 of these guild members. Open daily 9am-6pm, Apr.-Dec.; 9am-5pmJan.-Mar.

298-7928

Pack Place Education, Arts and Science Center

Downtown across from Pack Square, Pack Place Education, Arts and Science Center houses Three Centuries of Pack Square, and is the home for the Asheville Art Museum, Diana Wortham Theater, Colburn Earth Science Museum, the Health Adventure and the YMI Cultural Center.
“A must see” when visiting Asheville, NC.

(828) 253-3227

The Health Adventure

The Health Adventure is a health and science museum for children and today’s families dedicated to improving health awareness, promoting wellness lifestyles, and increasing science literacy through programs and exhibits. We encourage curiosity, creativity, and the capacity for individual discovery. We recognize that each person perceives the world from a unique vantage point. Health, biological and physical sciences, technology, and the scientific process are emphasized in our interactive exhibits and curricula. We believe increasing science literacy enables people to make informed decisions about personal health, scientific advances, and career choices. While we are aware that there are many ways to learn, our creative programs and exhibits emphasize participation, exploration, and fun.
Address (physical): 800 Brevard Rd., Suite Asheville, NC 28802

(828) 665-2217

Smith-McDowell House Museum, Asheville’s First Mansion

If you are planning a visit to the Asheville area for the color season, you might want to plan a visit to the Smith-McDowell House Museum. Built circa 1840 by James McConnell Smith, the Smith McDowell House is Asheville’s oldest surviving house and the oldest brick house in Buncombe County, North Carolina. Small admission fee.

 

828-253-9231

Village Antiques at Biltmore

“The unusual on a grand scale!” For more than 20 years now we have been a destination antique shop in Asheville, North Carolina. Our shop near Biltmore Village and the Biltmore Estate offers over 25,000 square feet of antiques, fine art, and decorative arts, both French and American, as well as specialized collections of Southern furniture, pottery, folk art, and African art. We have items from six continents and over 40 countries. We also are seeking quality estates for purchase. 755 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville NC 28803

828-252-5090

Blue Goldsmiths

Two women in Biltmore village are making jewelry the old fashioned way…one piece at a time. The two designers also offer the opportunity to collaborate with you to make a heirloom of your own design…..

828-277-2583

Blue Spiral 1

One of Asheville’s premier art galleries featuring contemporary fine art and craft by artists of the Southeastern United States.

38 Biltmore Avenue, Downtown Map It

828-251-0202