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Offical State Guide to North Carolina Scenic Byways (.pdf). Official publication on North Carolina Scenic Highways


North Carolina Farm Fresh Markets Click here to find a Farmer's Market in North Carolina.  

The Women's Space (See Art Exhibitions.)

“The Comforter” by Tinka Jordy

The Women's Space (

"The mission of The Women's Center is to support Triangle area women in achieving their personal and professional goals and the art show helps women reach this mission. Compared to their male counterparts, female artists generally remain underrepresented in galleries, museums and shows. Through Women's Eyes, By Women's Hands provides a high-profile exhibition opportunity for women artists. The Women's Center uses the show to build relationships with regional and national art traders and draw attention to the talent and diversity of North Carolina women artists."

Handmade in America of Asheville, NC.

Handmade in America (

"The seeds of HandMade in America were sown in the mountains of Western North Carolina where a group of community leaders were looking to boost the region's manufacturing economy. This group realized that the answer to their revitalization didn't necessarily lie in recruiting "industry", but could possibly be found in the already established invisible industry of craftspeople working steadily and exceptionally in shops, classrooms, studios, and galleries tucked away on small town main streets and back roads throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains."


Alliance Gallery of North Carolina.

"Blue Ridge Snowfall"
© John Furches

Alliance Gallery (

"Alliance is an online gallery promoting works of North Carolina artists. Artists or galleries wishing to be listed on this site may make their request by visiting the submission's page. They do not charge for listings and reserve the right to make the final determination who is listed on their site."

16 Patton Gallery

16 Patton Avenue Gallery (

Click here to see works of featured artists.

"16 Patton is located at the corner of Patton and Lexington Avenue in historic downtown Asheville, North Carolina. The gallery features predominantly fine art by accomplished artists dedicated to painterly works of art on canvas and paper. 16 Patton has one of the finest collections of classic urban, marine, and rural landscapes in the Southeast. Whether you are seeking the finest of plein-air painting, works in oil or luminous pastel paintings, you won't want to miss this collection

16 Patton Gallery is located at the corner of Lexington and Patton Avenue, one half block from Pack Square in downtown Asheville, North Carolina. We are within walking distance of the center of downtown Asheville, with its numerous restaurants, shops and galleries. Our paintings and furniture prominently displayed in our front windows beckon the arts lover to enter our two floor exhibit space and enjoy fine oil and pastel paintings, finely crafted wood furniture, and studio glass."



The Jan Van Dyke Dance Group performed "Day's End" at UNCG. The dancers were Kate Clodfelter (on floor) and standing left to right, Laura McDuffee, Katie Baker, Shawn Bowman-Hicks and Kate Shugart.

Jewelry by Hot Springs, N.C. resident Dory Brown.

The Raven," by Panamarenko - Variable Matrix, artist-designed and built airplane. Body of polycarbonate, aluminum, steel, felt rubber wings, and motor.

North Carolina Arts Council (

Blue Ridge Heritage Initiative

(Above) Blue Ridge Heritage Initiative

Welcome to the arts in North Carolina!

"The arts help make North Carolina a great place to live, work, or visit. Whether it's contemporary art, crafts, dance, the folk arts, historical drama, literature, music, or theater, they have something for everyone. The North Carolina Arts Council celebrates those who create and enjoy art in all 100 counties of the state.

The Arts Council is a division of the Department of Cultural Resources. Through their programs they give grants, organizational assistance, and guidance to the groups and individuals that make up North Carolina’s vibrant arts community."


Click here for current expositions in Charlotte.

Beggars Receiving Arms
Date Created: 1648
Artist: Rembrandt van Rijn

Mint Museum (

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Click on above photo from current programs and events in Charlotte.

"The Mint Museum has two facilities in Charlotte, one for arts &crafts and design and the other exhibitions for the fine arts, the museum providing visitors with many opportunites to enjoy and experience the world of art in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The two Mint Museums and their affiliate groups organize a variety of programs and events throughout the year for local residence. Education programs are designed to enhance the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions at both locations, while events mix social interaction with informal art appreciation. View Programs & Events by clicking on the above photo to view upcoming offerings at the Mint Museums."


Great place for upscale gifts, designer products, and home accents.

BLACKLION currently has 5 stores in the tri-state area. Current Locations include Charlotte, Concord Mills, and Lake Norman, North Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, and Nashville, Tennessee.

The Black Lion

"BLACKLION is a multi-merchant retailer offering upscale gifts, home accents, furniture, art & antiques, interior design, children's items, lawn & garden and more. Blacklion opened its first store in Charlotte, NC, in 1996 and since expanded to five locations. With 150 designer showrooms under one roof, prepare to be dazzled. You are sure to find the perfect designer product or room accent, selected from fine craftsmanship around the world, to embellish your home . . . or simply come to to conveniently shop from home."

Bob & Nita Emory
BLACKLION International, Inc.



Potters of the Roan - guild of professional potters working in the Bakersville area of Western North Carolina.
Potters of Western North Carolina. Potters of Western North Carolina.




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