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Historic, educational, and artistic beauty come together in Gallery I to form a creative space illustrating the area's unique arts and artists.

Our entertaining and informative exhibits highlight visual, performing, and literary arts that have distinguished the area as a birthplace and magnet for artists and art lovers. We also feature our equestrian tradition and contemporary local treasures: those residents who have accomplishments within or outside of this special place, and have brought those achievements to bare here, enriching the character of the community.

Always unique, these exhibits are free and open to the public and are a treasure trove of preserving and showcasing local talent, history, events, and interests.

TFAC exhibits are open for Friday evening opening receptions and during regular business hours, Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm and Saturday 10am-1pm. There is never a cost to tour TFAC's Gallery I.

Gallery Tours

Exhibits in Gallery I come alive with guided tours led by arts experts. Students of all ages benefit from age-appropriate exploration and in-depth discussion of the artistic heritage of the Foothills. Tours are available upon request by contacting TFAC at 828-859-8322.

2016-2017 Exhibits in Gallery I

TRIO: The Chord Struck Among Words, Vision, and Sound

August 19-October 1, 2016

Tryon Film Connections

October 7-December 1, 2016

Eric McRay: Contemporary Modernist

January 27-March 4, 2017

Art Talk with John Wilkins. Friday, March 3 at 3pm.

Unity Project

March 31-June 21, 2017

Showcase of Excellence

March 11-April 24, 2017

Artists of White Oak Estates

Mahler Room

April 8-22, 2017

Carolina Camera Club Exhibit

June 27-August 4, 2017

Public opening reception Tuesday, June 27, 7pm

Biennial Sculpture Exhibit & Sale

October 13-November 25, 2017