In the tiny town of Stecoah (near Robbinsville), is a surprising jewel - offering amazing art, craft and entertainment that you normally find in much larger towns. Located in a historic school building, Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center is near the Nantahala River rafting area, Bryson City and Fontana Lake, in the shadows of the Great Smoky Mountains.
The Stecoah Valley Artisans Gallery showcases the work of the 50-plus members of the Stecoah Artisans Guild, a juried membership organization, as well as the Associate artists of the Guild. The Gallery is open 10 am - 5 pm Monday through Friday year round; Saturdays from 10 am - 5 pm April through December; and Sundays from Noon-5 pm June through October.
The Artisans Guild hosts two Drive-About Studio Tours annually in June and November.
The Grand Old Stage hosts concerts and events throughout the year. An Appalachian Evening, the summer concert series, offers an ever-changing schedule of bluegrass, folk and old-time mountain music by award-winning artists. These shows provide quality entertainment for the entire family, and the historic Stecoah auditorium brings back memories of community gatherings in days gone by.