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Art Gallery on Pendleton Square

Art Gallery on Pendleton Square

102-A E. Main Street, Pendleton, SC 29670

Gallery of the Pendleton Square Artist Cooperative, featuring paintings (acrylics, oils, watercolors), pottery, jewelry, fiber art, ceramic art, drawings, photography, and sculpture. Featured artist receptions second Friday evening every month.
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Asheville Area Arts Council

Asheville Area Arts Council

11 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801

The Asheville Area Arts Council has a long history as one of the oldest arts councils in the country. Formed from a working committee of the Junior League, the Civic Arts Council (CAC) was incorporated in 1952. Today, it's location in downtown Asheville features a gallery with local artists.
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Asheville Art Museum

2 South Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28802

The Asheville Art Museum annually presents an exciting, inviting and active schedule of exhibitions and public programs based on its permanent collection of 20th and 21st century American art. Any visit will also include experiences with works of significance to Western North Carolina's cultural heritage including Studio Craft, Black Mountain College and Cherokee artists. Special exhibitions feature renowned regional and national artists and explore issues of enduring interest.
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Southern Highland Craft Guild&
Folk Art Center

Milepost 382 Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, NC

The Folk Art Center is home to the Southern Highland Craft Guild. The center showcases the finest in traditional and contemporary crafts of the Southern Appalachians. In addition to an Eastern National bookstore and Blue Ridge Parkway information desk, the center houses three galleries, a library and Allanstand Craft Shop. Beginning in March each year, visitors can see live craft demonstrations daily in the Folk Art Center lobby.
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Caldwell Arts Council

Caldwell Arts Council

601 College Avenue, P. O. Box 1613, Lenoir, NC 28645

The Caldwell Arts Council was organized and incorporated in March 1976 to foster cultural arts in Caldwell County. Our mission is:

  • To establish and maintain an awareness and appreciation of cultural arts in Caldwell County
  • To encourage participation in arts events
  • To offer various educational opportunities and administrative services in support of artists, arts agencies, and audiences

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Cleveland County Arts Council

111 S. Washington St., Shelby, NC 28150

The Cleveland County Arts Council will ensure that everyone has the opportunity to participate in programs and activities
that will enrich cultural life.

The Cleveland County Arts Council, was chartered in 1987, and is a non-profit service organization whose purpose is to sponsor and encourage cultural and educational activities in Cleveland County. It's goals have been, and continue to be to provide:

* A Central location for the Arts in Cleveland County
* Administrative Service to member art organizations in the county
* Art Education for all age groups.
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Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery

1700 Wade Hampton Blvd., Greenville, SC 29614
(864) 770-1331

The Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery, recognized as one of America's finest collections of Italian paintings, is praised for its thorough presentation of the development of Western culture through paintings of the Old Masters. Located in Greenville, South Carolina, and housed on the campus of Bob Jones University, the Museum & Gallery displays Italian, Spanish, French, English, Flemish, Dutch, and German sacred art from the 14th through the 19th centuries in over 25 galleries. Works by major artists such as Rubens, van Dyck, Reni, Tintoretto, Le Brun, Cranach, Ribera, and Murillo are aesthetically exhibited with period furniture, sculpture, tapestries, and porcelains to lend a period ambience to the galleries and to give patrons a panoramic view of ages past.
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Furman University's Thompson Gallery

Furman Art Department, 3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville, SC 29613

The Thompson Art Gallery features a variety of exhibitions throughout the academic year. In addition to both solo and group shows, we also highlight our seniors’ work with a Senior Thesis Exhibition at the end of the school year. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed some holidays.
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Greenville County Museum of Art

420 College Street, Greenville SC 29601

The Museum's respected Southern Collection is a survey of American art from colonial times to the present, with an emphasis on examples with relationships to the southern United States. Andrew Wyeth: The Greenville Collection is always on view at the Museum. The Contemporary Collection includes examples from every major movement in American art, featuring artists such as Josef Josef Albers, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence, Eric Fischl, and Leon Golub.
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The Arts Council of Hendersonville County

538-A North Main St., Hendersonville, NC 28792

The Arts Council of Henderson County is the leading advocate and promoter of the arts in Henderson County. The Council manages the D. Samuel Neill Gallery and produces an annual schedule of diverse exhibitions that have featured local, regional and national artists.
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Arrowhead Artists and Artisans League

78C S Catawba Ave., Old Fort, NC 28762

Large Arts and Crafts Gallery, with 5 artist studios, two galleries, and two classrooms (for Pottery and Art). Over 30 artists showing work in 3000 square feet of space. Operated by the nonprofit Arrowhead Artists and Artisans League, Inc.
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McDowell Arts Council Association

50 S. Main Street, Marion, NC

On February 28, 1972, a group of fifty-two local residents created the McDowell Arts Council Association, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization. These people were proud of their local, artistic heritage and wanted to share this legacy while promoting local artists and enriching cultural life in McDowell County. Thirty-five years later, the arts council continues to encourage local artists providing gallery space, a retail shop, teaching opportunities and theater space for the performing arts. [ top of page ]

McDowell County is proud to be a part of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area. Designated by Congress as a unique and special section of the country, McDowell artisans contribute their skills and knowledge of mountain crafts such as pottery, wood working, quilting, iron work, music, storytelling, weaving, basket making, dancing and more.
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Toe River Arts Council

PO Box 882, Burnsville, NC 28714

Spruce Pine Gallery
269 Oak Ave, Spruce Pine, NC 28777

Burnsville Gallery
102 W Main St, Burnsville, NC 28714

TRAC is governed by a bi-county board with offices above the Burnsville Gallery, a gift shop and exhibition space. The Spruce Pine Gallery offers a gift shop and larger exhibition space. Exhibitions are educational, entertaining, of the highest quality, and represent artists and craftspersons in both traditional and contemporary work. Our gift shop participants represent the artistic talent from Avery, Mitchell, and Yancey Counties.
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Pickens County Museum of Art and History

307 Johnson Street, Pickens, SC 29671

The Pickens County Museum of Art and History is a public, nonprofit educational institution whose purpose is to collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret the artifacts, antiquities and archival, cultural and natural history of the County and surrounding geographic region. The Cultural Commission, which oversees it and Hagood Mill, also provides cultural enrichment, intellectual stimulation, learning opportunities and appreciation of the visual and performing arts for the enjoyment of the County's citizenry and visitors.
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The Upstairs Artspace

P.O. Box 553, 49 South Trade Street, Tryon, NC 28782

The Upstairs Artspace is a non profit contemporary art gallery in downtown Tryon, North Carolina. We exhibit two- and three-dimensional art and craft by leading artists of the Southeast and, particularly, the Carolinas. We have an incomparable reputation for art that is sometimes experimental, often avant garde and always collectible.
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Rutherford County Visual Arts Center

160 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton, NC 28139

The Rutherford County Visual Arts Center exhibits traditional to contemporary works in all media by members of the Visual Artists Guild. Three-dimensional media represented include pottery, glass, metal, wood, textile arts, gourds and jewelry. Two-dimensional art in watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel and a variety of drawing media as well as photography are well represented. Seasonal shows are held each year to showcase a variety of media. Members teach classes and workshops in the studio space. Summer Arts Camp is offered for children 7 to 12.
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Artist Collective Spartanburg

578 West Main Street, Spartanburg, SC 29301

The West Main Artists Cooperative is a non-profit initiative that houses thirty-five artists. The 20,000 square foot former West Main Baptist church It was purchased with the notion of giving artists an affordable place to work, providing a diverse group to learn from and forming a catalyst which would both pull the Spartanburg community together with fine art and help revitalize the downtown area. All aspects of the arts are produced here: painting, drawing, printmaking, graphic design, writing, music, performing arts are in the works, ceramics, jewelry making, and creative thinking in general. Plenty of exhibition space is here to hang, view, and sell work.
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Artists Guild of Spartanburg

200 E. St. John St., Spartanburg, SC 29306

The Goal of the Artists' Guild of Spartanburg is to serve as a source for creative art in the community by promoting, fostering, and cultivating knowledge of the visual arts and of local artists. It strives to provide enrichment and artistic education for its members as well as the community at large, and thus encourage a deepening appreciation, understanding, and love of art among the citizens of Spartanburg and surrounding counties.
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Converse College Milliken Gallery

580 East Main Street, Spartanburg, SC 29302

The Milliken Art Gallery is itself a unique and beautiful space. With glass walls on two sides, there’s natural light streaming in during the day, and visual access to exhibitions even at night. During most of the year, the gallery is filled with the work of professional artists. Besides these exhibits, the gallery often hosts workshops and lectures by visiting artists and scholars. In April and May, the gallery displays the work of Converse students.
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Spartanburg Art Museum

200 E. St. John St., Spartanburg, SC 29306

The Spartanburg County Museum of Art is a regional museum promoting the visual arts by: supporting educational programming, sponsoring diverse exhibitions, acquiring, displaying and conserving a permanent collection, and providing appropriate places for achieving its mission.
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Wofford College

the Richardson Family Art Museum
the Richardson Family Art Gallery
the Martha Cloud Chapman Gallery

429 N. Church St. Spartanburg, S.C., 29303

The Richardson Family Art Museum and the Richardson Family Art Gallery, located at the Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts, and the Martha Cloud Chapman Gallery, located at the Sandor Teszler Library, serve as a dynamic resource for our community, a working laboratory for the college, and a platform for visiting exhibitions and the college’s own permanent collection.

Through staff commitment, faculty expertise, student service, and community collaboration, the museum and galleries at Wofford are proud to bring to life many opportunities and experiences.
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USC Upstate Curtis R. Harley Art Gallery

Visual Arts Center, 800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303

The Curtis R. Harley Art Gallery is located on the first floor of the Performing Arts Center lobby and is dedicated to nationally and internationally established artists and exhibitions that support the academic mission of the institution. Sponsored by the Visual Arts program and supported by the Office of Student Affairs, the Gallery schedules six or more exhibitions during the academic year that are accompanied by lectures, symposia, workshops, and field research. Receptions honoring visiting artists and speakers are held for scheduled Gallery events and are free and open to the public.
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