Galleries & Museums

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

The Arts Council of Henderson County, Inc.

Non-profit art galleries organization serving the community through, exhibitions, classes, lectures, grant and educational programs. Located at 538 North Main Street, 2nd Floor (Corner of Main Street and Sixth Avenue), Hendersonville, 28792. For more information call or visit our web site at


Folk Art Center

The Center is the home of the Southern Highland Craft Guild, representing craft artists from Southern Appalachia. The Allanstand Craft Shop carries the work of over 300 of these guild members. Upstairs the Folk Art Center offers a gallery which showcases changing exhibits of regional and national scope. Daily craft demonstrations April-December. Open daily 9am-6pm, Apr.-Dec.; 9am-5pm Jan.-Mar. Admission is free.


Mineral & Lapidary Museum

The museum, located at 400 North Main Street, exhibits North Carolina Minerals, Fluorescent Minerals, fossils, Geodes (our specialty), gemstones & Jewelry from our local Mineral Club, and a wonderful Gift Shop. Open 6 days/week and all year long. Admission is FREE.


Thomas Wolfe House

The boyhood home of the author Thomas Wolfe (Look Homeward, Angel) is furnished with family posessions and open for tours (appx. 30 min.). A number of special events take place each year. Small admission fee.


Colburn Gem & Mineral Museum

Pack Place, Downtown
Explore the rich treasures of the earth at this museum called “a mini-Smithsonian of gems” by the Washington Post. Allow one to three hours for a visit. Open Tues.-Sat. 10am-5pm.


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.

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Blue Spiral 1

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


Flat Rock Playhouse

One of the finest local playhouses in the United States. Highly acclaimed throughout the theater world. Check their web site for schedule.

Hands On! – A Child’s Gallery

GHands On! offers an affordable, educational and fun way to spend the day with your children, grandchildren, and students ages 1 – 10. This is a safe gathering place where kids can be kids while learning is nurtured. Field trips, special events, and birthday parties are welcome. We are located at 318 N. Main Street, between Black Bear Coffee and Pink Corsets.

Asheville Art Museum

Pack Place, Downtown
The museum houses its own impressive permanent collection of 20th century American art while also frequently playing host to visiting collections from other prestigious museums. Allow an hour or more for a visit. Open Tues.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 1-5pm. Fri. until 8pm in the summer.


Brevard Music Center

Nestled in the foothills of North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, this premier summer music festival and comprehensive music center has set the highest standards in performance and education for six decades.

Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design

at the UNC Asheville Kellog Center at 1181 Broyles Rd. in Hendersonville. Gallery hours are from 1 – 5p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. For more information call.


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.


Carl Sandburg Home

This historic site consists of a 22 room house, barns, sheds, rolling pastures, walking trails, two small lakes, ponds, flower and vegetable gardens, and an orchard. This is where Carl Sandburg felt the peace and solitude he required to write.feature story