Art buyers and enthusiasts will find that the High Country’s art galleries have much to offer.
Home to almost countless venues that host a variety of styles and mediums, the High Country has a gallery for just about every artistic disposition.
For two decades, Blowing Rock Frameworks & Gallery has provided its clientele with custom framing and artwork.
During his business’s 20 years, owner Tim Miller has assembled a gallery featuring work from more than 25 of the most accomplished artists in the Southeast, including the renowned Elliott Daingerfield.
According to Miller, a stroll through Blowing Rock Frameworks is as pleasing to the first-time visitor as it is to seasoned collectors.
The Art Cellar Gallery has been a celebrated arts destination for more than 20 years, featuring the works of regional, national and internationally acclaimed artists.
From primitive to realistic, impressionistic to abstract, The Art Cellar features fine quality artwork by both established and emerging artists, while providing clientele with a comfortable exhibition space in which to select the next treasured additions to their collections, large or small.
The Art Cellar is located at 920 Shawneehaw Lane in Banner Elk. For more information, call (828) 898-5175, or visit www.artcellaronline.com.
Carlton Gallery in Banner Elk is one of the most established fine art galleries in North Carolina.
Representing more than 200 local, regional and national artisans, the gallery is filled with art in all mediums, including paintings, glass, sculpture, wood, clay, wearable art and jewelry.
The gallery is located 10 miles south of Boone and seven miles north of Linville on N.C. 105 in the Grandfather Mountain community. For more information, call (828) 963-4288, or visit www.carltongallery.com.
Clark Gallery in downtown Banner Elk boasts an impressive collection of artists. While all have representational painting in common, the diversity of the group ranges from bold expressionism to examples of restrained neo-classicism and illusionistic realism and traditional materials, as well as mixed media.
Established by Chris Clark in 2001, the gallery has grown considerably, due to its founder’s experience and passion for painting. Clark Gallery is located at 393 Shawnheehaw Ave. in Banner Elk. For more information, call (828) 898-2095, or visit www.clarkgallerync.com.
Doe Ridge Pottery is the High Country’s premier local pottery dealer.
Bob Meier opened the gallery and store in 1988 and remains a resident pottery with numerous other artisans.
With a freshly designed showroom and new displays, Doe Ridge’s collection of fine pottery includes functional, specialty and home decor pieces.
Doe Ridge Pottery is located at 585 W. King St., Suite D, in downtown Boone. For more information, call (828) 264-1127, or visit www.doeridgepottery.com.
Bolick Pottery and Traditions Pottery, located in the Martin House on Main Street in downtown Blowing Rock, features the work of the Bolick and Calhoun families, which can trace their crafts back several generations to the Seagrove School of potters in Eastern North Carolina.
Lula Owens Bolick and her husband, Glenn, and Janet Calhoun and her husband, Michael, continue a pottery tradition that goes back in the family for 190 years.
With more than 30 years of experience, Old World Galleries owners Charlie and Joy Travis value the relationship with each client, striving to ensure that every transaction provides true customer satisfaction.
Old World specializes in fine jewelry in platinum, gold, sterling silver, precious and semi-precious gemstones, as well as custom-designed jewelry for budget-minded customers. The gallery also buys, sells and appraises antique and estate jewelry, including diamonds and precious gems, while offering a full line of jewelry repair, cleaning, evaluation and more.
West Jefferson’s Florence Thomas Art School & Gallery is an artist’s one-stop shop. The center offers resources for instruction, exhibition and experience in the fine arts and heritage crafts for Ashe County and the entire region.
The school and gallery are named after the late Florence Thomas, an Ashe County artist who, in her 98 years, created hundreds of paintings, capturing the soul, mystery and comfort of common thing — from farm animals to flowers to landscapes. In addition, she taught painting in the basement of her home for 20 years.
Thomas died in 2007, but her legacy continues. Upon her passing, she provided the means to establish a non-profit art school in Ashe County, thus continuing her legacy of providing quality instruction in the arts.
Florence Thomas Art School & Gallery is located at 10 S. Jefferson Ave. in West Jefferson.
For more information, call (336) 846-3827, or visit www.florenceartschool.org.
The Art Cellar
920 Shawneehaw Ave.
10360 N.C. 105 South
393 Shaneehaw Ave.
Maggie Black Pottery
112 Clubhouse Dr. #1
Sally Nooney Gallery
7143 N.C.194 South
Blowing Rock Art and History Museum
159 Chestnut St.
Blowing Rock Gallery of Homes & Land
159 Sunset Drive
Blowing Rock Frameworks & Gallery
7539 Valley Blvd.
Bolick Pottery & Traditions Pottery
The Martin House
1155 Main St.
611 W. King St.
Blue Ridge ArtSpace
377 Shadowline Drive
Doe Ridge Pottery
585-D W. King St.
543 W. King St.
Jones House Community Center
604 W. King St.
Kevin Beck Studio
1590 Shull’s Mill Road
Nth Degree Gallery
683 W. King St.
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts
423 W. King St.
Linville and Newland
87 Ruffin Street Gallery
87 Ruffin St., Linville
Anvil Arts Studio
9600 Linville Highway, Newland
Pam Brewer Studio
41 Redbird Lane, Newland
Pineola, Crossnore and Linville Falls
Linville River Pottery
P.O. Box 342
Crossnore Fine Arts Gallery
The Crossnore School
205 Johnson Lane
Alta Vista Gallery
2839 Broadstone Road
3595 N.C. Hwy 194
103 Long St.
The Artists’ Theatre
8 E. Main St.
Ashe Arts Center Gallery
303 School Ave.
Ashe Custom Framing & Gallery
105 S. Jefferson Ave.
106 N. Jefferson Ave.
414 E. 2nd St.
3-B S. Jefferson Ave.
R.T. Morgan Art Gallery & Glass by Camille
120 N. Jefferson Ave.