The mission of the Blue Ridge Artisan Center is to create opportunities for meaningful experiences in the visual and preforming arts of Northwest North Carolina, while educating the community in our rich and diverse cultural heritage.

  • Expanding the cultural horizons of our children and communities through educational programs to ensure the preservation of our traditions from one generation to the next.
  • Supporting and promoting local and regional artists and artisans, musicians and preforming artists through education and sharing of resources.
  • Connecting artists through communication and shared experiences.
  • Exploring Northwest North Carolina’s art forms - from music to theater, sculpture to painting, to craftsmanship and culinary - to develop an understanding of how they impact lives in this area.