McDowell Arts Council Association
The McDowell Arts Council offers a variety of classes, hosts a unique gift shop filled with local artisans' works and gallery exhibits rotate monthly. Local craftsmen show and sell pottery, woodwork, photographs, original paintings and sculpture.
During the month of December, the gallery is filled with holiday gifts. Call 828-652-8610 or email mcdowellar[email protected] for current gallery information and special events.
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