Downtown Asheville Art Walks
On first Friday nights, April-December, downtown art galleries stay open until 8 PM for the Art Walk, with many openings and artist appearances. The 22 participating galleries are within a 1/2 mile radius. Download the Downtown Gallery Guide and Map to guide you. Or pick one up at a downtown art gallery, the Chamber of Commerce, or Pack Place.
Downtown Asheville Galleries
Kress Gallery: Once a "dime store," it is now home to a collection of stalls displaying home accessories upstairs and a collection of furniture from around the world downstairs. 59 College Street.
Woolworth Walk: Another department store from yesteryear that is now home to a collection of artists, with some working as you shop. 25 Haywood Street.
Goldworks Gallery: Custom jewelry design, designer jewelry, crafts and fine art. 16 Patton Avenue
American Folk Art and Framing: Contemporary Southern folk art and fine art including painting, pottery, woodcarvings, whirligigs, jewelry, and more. 64 Biltmore Avenue
Appalachian Craft Center: The best collection downtown of authentic mountain handicrafts with pottery, face jugs, quilts, mountain-made toys, and handmade rugs. 10 N. Spruce Street
Atelier: This transitional gallery space focuses on supporting and promoting the work of both established and emerging, local, regional and national artists. Since opening in february of 2009, Atelier has been known for bringing fresh, original artwork to local and national collectors alike. 68 College Street
Asheville Gallery of Art: A partnership of 29 professional, regional artists offering original two-dimensional works from representational to abstract. 16 College Street
Ariel Gallery: Comtemporary craft cooperative featuring handmade work of renowned local artists from Asheville and the surrounding area. Enjoy original works in clay, fiber, glass, iron, metal, paper and wood. Meet local artists selling their own work. 19 Biltmore
Jewels That Dance: Premier jewelry gallery and working studio with contemporary and classic fine jewelry. 63 Haywood Street
The Bender Gallery: Asheville's premier studio glass art gallery as well as the regions largest. 12 S Lexington.
Edge Gallery: Locally made functional art. Corner of College & Lexington
The Haen Gallery: Stunning and unique artwork for discerning collectors. Offerings reflect the character and sensibilities of this wonderful region. 52 Biltmore Avenue
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center: An exhibition space and resource center dedicated to exploring the history and legacy of the world's most acclaimed experimental educational community. 56 Broadway,
Forever Gallery: Something different! 900 square feet of original, progressive oil and acrylic paintings for sale. Some tattoo imagery, including traditional Japanese. Please stop by and share our enthusiasm for amazing art. 98 N. Lexington Ave.
Asheville Art Museum: Explore world-class special exhibitions and the Asheville Art Museum's outstanding collection, showcasing the very best of 20th and 21st century American art. 2 South Pack Square. See our Asheville Art Museum Guide.
Grove Park Area Gallery (Near Downtown)
Grovewood Gallery: This gallery in a beautiful historic setting behind Grove Park Inn, features contemporary and traditional furniture, craft, and art.
Biltmore Village Galleries
(2 miles south of downtown via Biltmore Avenue-Read more about Biltmore Village)
Blue: One-of-a-kind, award-winning jewelry hand-made by artists on premises. They specialize in all four colors of gold, plus sterling. Works by local artists in raku, pottery, glass, photography. 1 Swan Street
Bellagio: This unique "art to wear" gallery features a complete line of exquisitely handcrafted clothing and jewelry that will become an endearing part of your wardrobe. 5 Biltmore Plaza.
Southern Highland Craft Gallery: This "sister" gallery to the Folk Art Center features Craft Guild artists that must prove that they are masters of their craft through a rigorous jury process. A wide range of work for sale includes pottery, glass, wood, jewelry, fiber, metal, paper, mixed media and natural materials. 26 Lodge Street
The Compleat Naturalist Wildlife Art Gallery: Features prints of world famous wildlife artists including Robert Bateman, Carl Brenders, and Bev Doolittle, plus original wood carvings and glasswork with a wildlife/nature theme. Located in Historic Biltmore Village across from La Paz Mexican Restaurant.
Guild Crafts: A neighborhood tradition, built in 1955 by Ralph Morris Sr. for Stuart Nye and the Southern Highland Craft Guild, a pair of stone houses is home to a craft shop offering the finest handmade crafts including jewelry, pottery, baskets, ironwork, glass, fiber and much more. 930 Tunnel Rd/Hwy 70