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Hendersonville attracts a large number of artists and craftspeople and therefore, is home to numerous art galleries, craft shops and cultural events. If you should have information to add to that listed below, please email us.

Apple Country Woodcrafters typically meets at 9AM on the fourth Monday of every month at the old train depot on Maple Street between 5th and 7th Ave. Contact [email protected] or visit applecountrywoodcrafters.org for more information.

Art League of Henderson County meets from 1:30-4:00pm on the third Wednesday of the month at the Opportunity House at 1411 Asheville Highway. Artists who cannot attend afternoons meet on 4th Tuesdays, 7PM-8:30PM, Grace Centre, 495 Cardinal Road, Fletcher.  Painters and non-painters welcome. A live demonstration and refreshments follow a short business meeting. Open to the public. Call 698-2721 or 891-5856 for more information or email at [email protected].

Beginners Quilt Makers Class meets 1:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Sammy Williams Senior Center on the corner of Justice Street and Third Avenue. Call 692-3320 for more information.

Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center
This museum and center purports to be a source of inspiration to artists, educators and the general public.

Embroiderer Guild of America meets at 10am the first Thursday of each month usually at Cummings Memorial Methodist Church, Banner Farm Road, Horse Shoe. Programs for stitcher of all levels. Bring a lunch. Call 828-891-5701 or 828-654-9788 for more information.

The Henderson County Crafters Association meets at 7pm the second Tuesday of the month at the Opportunity House on Asheville Highway. All crafters of quality, handmade crafts are eligible to join.  Visitors also weclome.  Refreshments will be served. Call Angela at 891-9448 for more information.

Hendersonville China Painters meets at 9:30am the first Tuesday of every month at the Balfour United Methodist Church on 2567 Asheville Highway. Demonstration/ paint-in follows the meeting. Call Barbara Miller at 692-8377 for more information.

Henderson County Heritage Museum
The Henderson County Heritage Museum brings history alive as the story of Henderson County is told, from the Cherokee and pioneers who carved homes out of the wilderness to today.

Hendersonville Symphony
Hendersonville, as a small community, can be proud that it has its very own symphony orchestra. As a symphony orchestra, we not only perform a six-concert season, we also make a significant contribution to the community by providing performance opportunities, scholarships and musical enrichment and education programs for the young people of the area.

High Country Art Craft Guild
Promoting art and craft work of WNC artisans, they sponsor craft shows throughout the region several times a year.

Mountain Metalsmiths Association meets at 7 p.m. second Wednesday of each month at the Haywood Community College Continuing Education

Needlework Group meets at 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays of each month at Sammy Williams Senior Center on the corner of Jusice Street and Third Avenue. Call 828-692-3320 for more information.

The Old Farmer's Ball Dance is held every Thursday evening at Warren Wilson College, so grab your partner and head over for some good music and dancin'.

Operation Toasty Toes, Chapter 7 meets 10:00am to 12:00 noon Mondays at 105 Campbell Drive, Flat Rock. This committee knits and crochets comfort items for AMerican military serving overseas. For more information, call 828-696-9777 or 828-697-0366.

Pack Place Education, Arts & Science Center is filled with four museums, a museum store, spacious courtyards and a beautiful theater.

Southern Highland Craft Guild
Located on the Blue Ridge Parkway just east of Asheville, the SHCG displays the crafts of artists of the Appalachians.

Tarheel Piecemakers meets 10AM-noon the second Wednesday of each month at Balfour United Methodist Church on US 25. Bring a sack lunch. For more information, call 685-9383.

Tarheel Ruggers meet second and fourth Mondays from 10AM-2PM in the fellowship hall at Calvary Baptist Church on Haywood Road. Those attending are asked to bring a lunch. Call 692-9237 or 697-8791 for more information.

Transylvania Art Guild meets at 1PM first Thursdays at the Arts Center at 321 S. Caldwell Street in Brevard. Call 877-4301 for more information.

The Western North Carolina CerAMic Association meets 7PM the second Friday of each month at Kathy's Place for CerAMic Crafts, on Fifth Avenue West. Call 891-6306 for more information.

Western North Carolina Quilters' Guild meets the third Thursday of each month, alternating day & evening meetings. Call 693-6843 or 890-0407 for more information.

Western North Carolina Fiber/Handweavers Guild meets the second Saturday of the month February through November. Those interested in fiber arts are invited to visit and join the guild. Call 696-2077 for more information.

World Market Place helps low income craftpersons in developing nations by marketing their handicrafts. Visit their site. Better yet, visit their craft store! 

Asheville Sister Cities Designed to promote international understanding, this progrAM has matched Asheville with several other cities of the world.

Arts Alliance
In order to support cultural develoPMent in the Asheville area, the Arts Alliance raises funds, assists in colaboration efforts and offers administrative and technical support to address community issues.

Asheville Art League
If you're looking for the opportunity to explore your creativity, joining with local artists may be a great inspiration to you.

Asheville Art Museum
Located in downtown Asheville, has a permanent collection focusing on AMerican art beginning with the twentieth century. Visit their site for more on special exhibitions, lectures and activities.

Asheville Community Theatre is in their 51st season and offers a number of great productions for our community.

Asheville Gallery of Art features original oils, watercolors, acrylics, lithographs and etchings by area artists.

Asheville Poetry Festival is sponsored by Poetry Alive!, a local group of poets, artists and performers. Visit their site for more on their annual festival.

Asheville Quilt Guild
Gather up those fabric scraps and join other area quilters for fellowship and inspiration.

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