Art and Artists

Mountain Blue Gallery

We are a unique art gallery located in the hear of Banner Elk. We feature mostly Western Carolina Artists including oil, acrylic and encausting paintings, ceramics, glass, wood, textile and mixed media. We also carry locally crafted gift items.


Visual arts come to life at Appalachian State University's premier art museum! Acclaimed exhibitions, lectures, special events and workshops for all ages. We make the visual arts accessible and fun for everyone! Free admission; guided tours available. Open Tu-Sat 10a-6p; Fri noon-8p; (closed Sun and Mon)