Western North Carolina is privileged to be the home of many inspired and talented artists. Our history is deeply rooted in craft and those traditions are kept alive by the Southern Appalachian artists that reside in the area. Black Mountain, with its stunning backdrop of rolling hills, distant mountains, lush forests, and crisp streams, serves as a home-base to many of those artists. A walk down the main street in Black Mountain will reveal dozens of artists displaying their work in gallery windows. With over 8 galleries located in the heart of downtown, visitors with a passion for eclectic, meaningful art will find precisely what they seek in Black Mountain.