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Tour de Art: Meet the Artists and Visit Studios on Saturday’s Tour of Local Galleries

Experience fine art works and master crafts while interacting with some of the most talented artists of the region this Saturday during Tour de Art!

Pack a a lunch and make a day of it or just pop in for one or two galleries as you enjoy the tour, which is in its eighth season in the High Country and is held every fourth Saturday between June and November this year.

Grab your pals, pile in the car and look for the yellow signs as you find each gallery.


On the tour this year:


Alta Vista Gallery

In its 26th year, this gallery is on the National Register of Historic Places and features fine art and crafts in all media by more than 200 artists. Large selection of local mountain landscapes. Located between Mast Farm Inn and Mast Store Annex on Broadstone Road in Valle Crucis.

2839 Broadstone Road, Valle Crucis




Carlton Gallery

Celebrating 34 years exhibiting spirited collections of paintings, sculpture, glass, wood, clay, fiber and jewelry. Featuring locally and reigonally renowned artists including Kevin Beg, Egi Antonaccio, Andrew Braitman, Lisa Boardwine, Mike Grady, Kate Worm, Freeman Beard and Tonya Bottomley. Workshops by gallery artists.

10360 N.C. Highway 105 S, Banner Elk




Patti Connor-Greene: Linville River Pottery

Clay studio and gallery. Kickwheel demos by Patti Connor-Greene. Handmade stoneware and porcelain teapots, bowls, vases, mugs and jewelry. Fabric art and felting by Virginia Greene.

2180 Goose Hollow Road, Pineola




Sally Nooney Gallery

Gallery and studio of this multimedia artist. Original paintings in oil, watercolor and acrylic. Fun, functional sculpture art glass. One-of-a-kind jewelry. Commissions invited. Located midway between Valle Crucis and Banner Elk

7137 N.C. Highway 194 S, Banner Elk




Shops at Mill Ridge

Visit the working studios of Cindy Michaud and Maggie Black and watch how art comes alive. From small to large sizes, Cindy’s oil paintings capture the beauty of the High Country.Maggie’s functional stoneware recalls the mountains themselves. A wide range of original pieces to be used and enjoyed for many years.

112 Clubhouse Drive, Foscoe





Studio of Mike Hill and Art Purveyors World HQ

Check out Mike’s latest political cartoons, paintings and graphic design. Since 1989, offering fine art publishing, creative services, giclee prints, art-o-mat, the best frame shop ever and a full line of paint, brushes, paper and fine art supplies.