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.


Showcase of Excellence

February 17 - March 10, 2018

Juried exhibition of local high school artists

 Special Projects


Unity Project

Ongoing throughout Polk County and Landrum

Community collage project

 Chihuly Tour

May 22, 2018

Guided art tour of at Biltmore Estate


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.