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many are not aware of it, Asheville, NC, ranks 13th in the nation for
art galleries. We also have some wonderful museums that feature local
artists as well as national and international exhibits. No longer do
you have to go to New York or Chicago to have the opportunity to
experience wonderful art.
Blue Spiral 1
38 Biltmore Avenue, Downtown 828-251-0202
One of Asheville's premier art galleries featuring contemporary fine
art and craft by artists of the Southeastern United States.
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.....
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
The Southern Appalachian Radio Museum
Museum exhibits range from Atwater Kent, Philco, Silvertone, Edison phonographs, Crosley, Hammarlund, Harvey Wells, test instruments, spark gap transmitters, keys, ancient QSL cards and more! We also have an operating amateur radio station. Our staff are volunteers with an interest in radio history and electronics - the museum provides a wonderful opportunity to interest young folks in radio. Located at A-B Tech Com. College, In the Elm Buiding, Room 315 828-298-1847
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 to see when visiting Asheville, NC. 828-253-3227
Asheville Art Museum
Pack Place, Downtown 253-3227
The museum houses its own impressive permanent collection of 20th
century American art while also frequently playing host to visiting
collections from other prestigious museums. Allow an hour or more for a
visit. Open Tues.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 1-5pm. Fri. until 8pm in the
Colburn Earth Science Museum
Pack Place, Downtown 254-7162
Explore the rich treasures of the earth at this museum called "a mini-Sithsonian of gems" by the Washington Post. Allow one to three hours for a visit. Open Tues.-Sat. 10am-5pm.
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.
Address (physical): 2 South Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801
Address (mailing): PO Box 180, Asheville, NC 28802
Phone: (828) 254-6373
Fax: (828) 257-4521
YMI Cultural Center
The YMI Cultural Center is a community-based, non-profit organization
which seeks to enhance the cultural and economic lives of residents of
Western North Carolina, particularly minority and low-income people.
The YMI Cultural Center focuses on three program areas: Cultural Arts,
Economic Development, and Community Education. The YMI Cultural Center
serves as an educational forum creating greater awareness of our
cultural heritage and is a center of artistic expression vital to
creating and sustaining a strong community. 39 South Market Street,
Asheville NC, 28801 (828) 252-4614
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.More details
Folk Art Center
Blue Ridge Parkway 298-7928
The Center is the home of the Southern Highland Craft Guild,
representing craft artists from Southern Appalachia. The Allanstand
Craft Shop carries the work of over 300 of these guild members.
Upstairs the Folk Art Center offers a gallery which showcases changing
exhibits of regional and national scope. Daily craft demonstrations
April-December. Open daily 9am-6pm, Apr.-Dec.; 9am-5pm Jan.-Mar.
Admission is free.
Flat Rock Playhouse
Flat Rock, NC
The State Theatre of North Carolina, and one of the finest local playhouses in the United States. Highly acclaimed throughout the theater world. The Playhouse’s dual mission of producing the performing arts and providing education in the performing arts includes a ten-show professional series; a summer and fall college apprentice and intern program; performances and cabaret series by the YouTheatre; year-round classes and workshops for students from kindergarten through adults. Flat Rock Playhouse now hosts over 90,000 patrons annually and is a major contributor to the local economy and the Arts in North Carolina. Check the web site for schedule: www.flatrockplayhouse.org.