Galleries & Museums

Art galleries located in Asheville, NC. This gallery guide features art galleries in Asheville and the Western North Carolina area and offer a variety of fine art.

Asheville Art Museum

As the single visual arts facility serving Western North Carolina, the Asheville Art Museum, its collection and programs are the only such resources available to the diverse communities in the region. On the first Wednesday of every month, the Museum is pleased to offer free admission from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

2 S Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801 Directions

(828) 253-3227

The L.O.F.T.

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 vino blanco.

(828) 259-9303

YMI Cultural Center

For years, the 18,000 square foot YMI building was the social and economic center of Asheville’s Black community. Currently YMI is a cultural center operating with support from the City of Asheville. Its impressive Tudor-style structure is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and features four galleries and a 300-seat performing arts theatre.

39 S Market St, Asheville, NC 28801 Directions

(828) 252-4614

Colburn Earth Science Museum

Located in Pack Place, the heart of Asheville’s thriving downtown cultural area, Colburn Earth Science Museum ignites imagination, enhances science capability, and unlocks innovation. For more than 50 years, the Colburn Museum has fostered an appreciation for the Earth and its resources and environments through its exhibits, educational programming, and the care of its collection.

2 South Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801 Directions

(828) 254-7162

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 see” when visiting Asheville, NC.

(828) 253-3227

Grand Bohemian Hotel

The Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville sits in historic Biltmore village just outside the Biltmore gates. The authentic, rustic ambiance of this Tudor-inspired boutique hotel is masterfully blended with all of the modern luxuries. Enjoy the onsite restaurant, lounge, art Gallery and Spa or stroll the quaint village streets. An experience of extraordinary architecture, art, music, cuisine, and exceptional service awaits.

11 Boston Way, Asheville, NC 28803 Directions

(877) 274-1242 or (828) 405-2949

Gallery of the Mountains

Since 1984, Gallery of the Mountains has featured American handmade crafts by more than 100 local and regional artists of the Southern Appalachians. Located inside The Omni Grove Park Inn (Sammons Wing Promenade), this gallery offers a unique collection of jewelry, pottery, fiber art, and more, with an emphasis on quality and craftsmanship. Be sure to visit their sister shop, Grovewood Gallery, located just across the street in Grovewood Village.

290 Macon Avenue, Asheville, NC 28804 Directions

(828) 254-2068

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.

283 Victoria Rd, Asheville, NC 28801 Directions

828-253-9231

Grovewood Gallery

A locally-owned destination for fine American-made art and craft – celebrating 25 years! This gallery features rotating exhibitions, an impressive second-floor studio furniture collection, outdoor sculpture gardens, and working artist studios. Grovewood Gallery is located in Grovewood Village, adjacent to The Omni Grove Park Inn. Restaurant and free parking on-site.

111 Grovewood Rd, Asheville, NC 28804 Directions

(828) 253-7651

Folk Art Center

Located on the Blue Ridge Parkway, The Folk Art Center is the home of the Southern Highland Craft Guild, representing craft artists fromSouthern Appalachia. The Allanstand Craft Shop carries the work of over 300 of these guild members. Open: Jan-March 9am-5pm daily; April-Dec 9am-6pm daily.

Milepost 382 Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, NC Directions

828-298-7928

blue goldsmiths

asheville’s premier luxury jeweler for over two decades, offering one-of-a-kind pieces in susan west’s iconic, modern designs.

we proudly offer two locations: our flagship location and design studio at 1 swan street in historic biltmore village, and our downtown location at 1 battery park avenue at the corner of the historic flat iron building.

828-277-2583

The Asheville Quilt Show

Visit the 34th Annual Asheville Quilt Show “Quilts: Colorful, Creative, and Cozy” from Sept 30 through October 2th, Friday, Saturday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM at the WNC Agriculture Center, Davis Center. Featuring over 300 quilts, quilts for sale, kids sewing station, a hand-made item gift shop, vendors, and product raffle. Entrance fee is $7.

1301 Fanning Bridge Rd, Fletcher, NC 28732 Directions

Village Antiques at Biltmore

“The unusual on a grand scale!” For more than 20 years now we have been a destination antique shop in Asheville, North Carolina. Our shop near Biltmore Village and the Biltmore Estate offers over 25,000 square feet of antiques, fine art, and decorative arts, both French and American, as well as specialized collections of Southern furniture, pottery, folk art, and African art. We have items from six continents and over 40 countries. We also are seeking quality estates for purchase.

755 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28803 Directions

828-252-5090

Blue Spiral 1

One of Asheville’s premier art galleries featuring contemporary fine art and craft by artists of the Southeastern United States.

38 Biltmore Avenue, Downtown Directions

828-251-0202