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Hands On! A Child�s Gallery
The Gallery is a new nonprofit educational facility catering to the youth of the community and their caregivers. The gallery consists of several exhibits that stimulate the imagination and motivate learning. The mission is to the serve the needs of children and families in our community by providing educational exhibits that stimulate the imagination and motivate learning in a fun, safe, �Hands On!� environment. The gallery is located at 318 North Main Street. They have a wide range of educational exhibits and activities, which include an art room, grocery store, live animals, an extensive drama area and a climbing structure featuring real trees! For additional information, please call 828-697-8333.

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.

The Glass Feather
Tour this unforgettable mountaintop shopping destination offering glorious views, wildflower gardens, and fused glass creations for home and garden. Each piece is made by hand and signed by the artists. Since 1982! Fantastic bowls, nightlights, platters, garden works, clocks, masks, wall art. Open April-Dec Wed-Sat 10-5. 828.885.8457

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 828-693-8504 or visit our web site at www.acofhc.org. .

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 828-890-2050.

Mineral & Lapidary Museum
TThe 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. Call 828-698-1977

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.

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

Folk Art Center
Blue Ridge Parkway 298-7928
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.

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.

Asheville Area Museums and Galleries

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. 828-253-8304.

Asheville Art Museum
Pack Place, Downtown 253-3227
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.

Colburn Gem & Mineral Museum
Pack Place, Downtown 254-7162
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.

Blue Spiral 1
38 Biltmore Avenue, Downtown 828-251-0202
One of Asheville's premier art galleries featuring contemporary fine art and craft by artists of the Southeastern United States.

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