The Blue Ridge “hills are alive” not only with the sound of traditional music, but also with the sound of various artists and craftspeople working in their medium to create a unique product which displays their particular talent.

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Alex Matisse

Alex Matisse’s upbringing in a family of artists and anthropologists shaped his philosophy about the wood-fired salt-glazed stoneware that he now creates. 
Marshall, North Carolina

Bill Weldner

After a teaching career both at the high school and college levels, Bill Weldner moved to Madison County and settled in the beautiful Spring Creek area to paint for pleasure. 
Hot Springs, North Carolina

Bucky Parker

Bucky Parker’s work is a combination of philosophy and art in wood form. His degree in philosophy did not prepare him for a career in farming. 
Marshall, North Carolina

Cindy Trisler

Cindy Trisler makes what she describes as functional and fanciful pottery in a setting outside Mars Hill, NC, which could inspire anyone to take up some type of artistic pursuit. 
Mars Hill, North Carolina

County Workshops

To call Drew Langsner a woodworker is selling his talent short. Since 1972, he has had a love for traditional woodworking. 
Marshall, North Carolina

Creek View Studio & Gallery

Bill Weldner, a local artist, displays his work along with his wife’s jewelry. Bill works both with painting and mixed media. His studio is set in a beautiful area in the Spring Creek community outside of Hot Springs, just a few short… 
Hot Springs, North Carolina

Dennis Ruane

Dennis Ruane’s interest in woodcarving began with his first Boy Scout merit badge at age twelve and has grown since that time. 
Marshall, North Carolina

Jim and Shirl Parmentier

Jim and Shirl have an open studio space just outside of Mars Hill and invite visitors to see how their joint creative process works. In the past 35 years, they have perfected both their process and their product. 
Mars Hill, North Carolina

Kincaid Photography

What better place for a photographer to settle than at the top of a mountain of the Blue Ridge range of the Southern Appalachians? And, that’s exactly where Lori Kincaid is located. 
Hot Springs, North Carolina

Libby and Jim Mijanovich

Libby and Jim Mijanovich are truly masters at recycling old clothing into intricately designed fiber art. Their professional backgrounds in science, engineering and health care belie their gifts for color blending and design. 
Marshall, North Carolina
(828) 649-0200

Marshall Handmade Market

Join us for our tenth annual Handmade Market! The Marshall Handmade Market will be held the weekend before Thanksgiving at Marshall High Studios in Marshall, NC, from 10 am to 5 pm. The studios are housed in a 1920's two story brick high school. 
Marshall, North Carolina

Mary Maupin Brumo

You can find Mary Maupin Brumo at her Marshall, NC, studio doing what she loves—painting in vibrant colors. 
Marshall, North Carolina

Nancy Darrell

The isolated cove where Nancy Darrell lives has nourished and inspired her over the past thirty years. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains with a view of the Appalachian Trail, streams and wildlife, the scenery has formed the basis of… 
Marshall, North Carolina

Rob Amberg Pictures and Words

As a photographer and writer, Rob Amberg has been documenting the people and landscape of Madison County since 1973. 
Marshall, North Carolina

Ruth Gallagher

Hot Springs fiber artist Ruth Gallagher creates wool paintings and wool sculptures using local wool fiber found here in the mountains of Western North Carolina. 
Hot Springs, North Carolina

Weizenblatt Gallery

The primary function of the Weizenblatt Gallery at Mars Hill University is to educate through art. The Weizenblatt Gallery hosts exhibitions of work in a variety of styles and mediums by artists of local and national prominence. 
Mars Hill, North Carolina

Madison County Tourism Development Authority

56 South Main Street
Mars Hill, NC 28754

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