Local Arts and Crafts

Local Arts and Crafts

The Walker Center

The Walker Center

The John A. Walker Community Center is proud to be this region’s premier venue for cultural experiences in Wilkes County and surrounding areas and to serve as the preferred gathering place for meetings, weddings, receptions, conventions, banquets, and parties.

The Walker Center
1328 S Collegiate Dr
Wilkesboro, North Carolina 28697
Phone: (336) 838-6260

Click here to get directions from Nation’s Inn to The Walker Center. Due to construction on US 221 we suggest you use NC 16 at this time for the fastest travel time during road construction hours.

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Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University engages visitors from the university, community, nation and beyond in creating unique experiences through dynamic and accessible exhibition, education, outreach and collection programs. These programs inspire and support a lifelong engagement with the visual arts and create opportunities for participants to learn more about themselves and the world around them.

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts
423 W King St
Boone, North Carolina 28608
Phone: (828) 262-3017

Click here to get directions from Nation’s Inn to Shaefer Center for the Performing Arts. Due to construction on US 221 we suggest you use NC 194 at this time for the fastest travel time during road construction hours.

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Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

The Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts is a 1,673-seat multi-use auditorium located on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. The Center features orchestra and balcony level seating and a proscenium stage. The Schaefer Center is also home to the Smith Gallery. The Center features world-class music, theatre, film, dance, and more.

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
733 Rivers St
Boone, North Carolina 28608
Phone: (828) 262-4046

Click here to get directions from Nation’s Inn to Shaefer Center for the Performing Arts. Due to construction on US 221 we suggest you use NC 194 at this time for the fastest travel time during road construction hours.

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Originals Only Gallery

Originals Only Gallery

Original works of art by two of Ashe County’s favorite artists, Joan Stiles Bell and Lenore De Pree. Also featuring fine handcrafted wood furniture by Tom Sternal and pottery by David and Sherry Hoffman

Originals Only Gallery
3 N Jefferson Ave
West Jefferson, North Carolina 28694
Phone: (336) 846-1636

HOURS
SUNDAY CLOSED
MONDAY CLOSED
TUESDAY 10 AM – 5 PM
WEDNESDAY 10 AM – 5 PM
THURSDAY 10 AM – 5 PM
FRIDAY 10 AM – 5 PM
SATURDAY 10 AM – 5 PM

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CatchLight Gallery

CatchLight Gallery

The CatchLight gallery is dedicated solely to the art of photography. In the Spring of 2012, photographer Nicole Robinson decided to create a space where talented photographers would have an opportunity to display and sell their work. A beautiful gallery space grew from a dream into a wonderful reality, evolving into a haven which became available to both the photographers and the viewing public in the arts district of downtown West Jefferson, NC.

Exciting changes are always present in the CatchLight Gallery. The gallery is transitioning into a Cooperative type business model. You will find new artist’s work on display and rotating every month or so, to keep the gallery’s themes, wall space and overall vibe exciting and fresh. Most of the artists work a day in the gallery so you can stop by and meet them on any given day that the gallery is open! Patrons and visitors can speak with gallery artists and talk about their work, their style and even their inspirations. We will also feature two artists every month on our website and our Facebook site. This year will also bring a visit artist series, a photography contest as well as a number of new workshops, so stay tuned.

So, when you’re in the area, please come by and check out the CatchLight Gallery.

CatchLight Gallery
118 N Jefferson Ave
West Jefferson, North Carolina 28694
Phone: (336) 846-1551

HOURS
SUNDAY 11 AM – 4 PM
MONDAY 11 AM – 5 PM
TUESDAY CLOSED
WEDNESDAY CLOSED
THURSDAY 11 AM – 5 PM
FRIDAY 11 AM – 5 PM
SATURDAY 11 AM – 5 PM

Click here to get directions from Nation’s Inn to CatchLight Gallery.

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R. T. Morgan Art Gallery

R. T. Morgan Art Gallery

A wide variety of artists and craftsmen are on display in our gallery, pieces ranging from abstract paintings to intricate jewelry.

R. T. Morgan Art Gallery
120 N Jefferson Ave
West Jefferson, North Carolina
Phone: (336) 246-3328

HOURS
SUNDAY CLOSED
MONDAY 11 AM – 5 PM
TUESDAY 11 AM – 5 PM
WEDNESDAY CLOSED
THURSDAY 11 AM – 5 PM
FRIDAY 11 AM – 5 PM
SATURDAY 11 AM – 5 PM

Click here to get directions from Nation’s Inn to R. T. Morgan Art Gallery.

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Ashe Civic Center

Ashe Civic Center

The Ashe Civic Center offers both quality entertainment and rental facilities featuring:

*A 282-seat theatre/auditorium
*Annual season of concerts featuring a variety of family friendly events including music, theatre, dance, and more
*Various community events throughout the year including dance recitals, benefits and fundraisers
*Home of the Ashe County Little Theatre
*Easy ticket ordering over the phone at 336-846-2787
*Convenient location off Highway 221 between Jefferson and West Jefferson
*Plenty of free parking

Website

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Florence Thomas Art School

Florence Art School

Florence Thomas Art School | 10 S. Jefferson Ave. | P.O. Box 865 | West Jefferson, NC 28694 | 336-846-FTAS (3827) | TUES-SAT, 10am-4pm

The mission of the Florence Art School is to provide resources for instruction, exhibition and experience in the fine arts and heritage crafts for Ashe County and the region.

We strive to support our mission and vision through:

  • Offering education in all media of the fine arts
  • Preserving the cultural heritage of the Blue Ridge Mountains through offering workshops and demonstrations in the heritage crafts
  • Engaging underserved youths and adults with meaningful arts experiences through our Outreach Programs
  • Promoting and preserving the Florence Thomas legacy
  • Providing exhibition space
  • Fostering an environment for creative thought and artistic expression.
  • Click here to get directions from Nation’s Inn to Forence Thomas Art School.

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    Ashe Arts Council

    The Ashe Arts Center in downtown West Jefferson features local artist’s work in the Gallery Shop and offers changing visual arts exhibits, and frequent concerts. The arts center also houses the offices of the Ashe County Arts Council. The Ashe Civic Center is a county owned facility managed by the Ashe County Arts Council. The building is home to the Ashe County Little Theatre and is a venue for programming by the Arts Council. The large stage and three hundred seat auditorium are great for musical events, performing arts events and community happenings. The facility is available for rental by community members, businesses, individuals and touring artists.

    Website

    336-846-ARTS
    303 School Ave.
    West Jefferson, NC
    M-F 9am-5pm
    Sat 10am-4pm (April-December)

    Click here to get directions from Nation’s Inn to Ashe Arts Council.

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    Museum of Ashe County History

    Museum of Ashe County History

    Who We Are

    The Museum of Ashe County History, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the historic 1904 Ashe County Courthouse building as a county heritage museum for visitors of all ages.

    The objects, documents, and images we collect and display help answer the questions:
    Who are we? Where did we come from? How did we get here? What did we do on the way?
    We think this will help us find good answers to another question: Where do we go from here?

    Exhibits

    Moonshine & Music

    Ore Knob Mine

    Virginia Creeper

    Medical & Pharmacy

    Veterans Hall of Honor

    Ashe’s First Century

    Local Furniture

    Sports Hall of Fame

    Timber Industry

    Native Americans

    Museum Hours: 10AM – 4PM Monday-Saturday

    Location:

    Museum of Ashe County History

    301 East Main Street
    Jefferson, NC 28640
    336-846-1904

    Click here to get directions from Nation’s Inn to Museum of Ashe County History.

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