The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains

The Online Version of the Best-selling Regional Guidebook

Susanna Pantas, Artist

Arts & Crafts Heritage Gallery

Pen & Ink Drawings of Biltmore Estate, by Lee James Pantas

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The Tryon Arts & Crafts Heritage Gallery, run by Tryon Arts & Crafts, has permanent exhibitions of over 200 artifacts native to Western North Carolina, and specifically the Tryon Area, some dating back as far as 1775. On display are animals, dolls and tiny pieces of furniture from the original Tryon Toy-Makes and Wood Carvers, including a small version of Morris, made by Eleanor Vance, an original founder of the Tryon Toy-Makers.
     Cherokee artifacts include a large collection of pottery and several collections of arrowheads, tomahawks, dolls and baskets. The Pisgah Forest pottery collection includes a pitcher featuring a fine cameo or pate sure embellishment. Other exhibits include original forged work and kitchen tools, quilts, wovens, furniture, musical instruments and paintings by local artists.
     The mission of Tryon Arts & Crafts is to preserve, enhance and promote native mountain arts & crafts by providing education, instruction and opportunity to express, develop and showcase creative talent. The organization has its home in the former Tryon Middle School, a building of over 10,000 square feet.  Classes and instruction in arts and crafts are offered at the center on a regular basis, and there is a gift shop on the premises as well.

Website: Tryon Arts & Crafts Heritage Gallery
Tryon, NC
Distance: 45 minutes from Asheville
Address: 373 Harmon Field Road, Tryon NC 28782
Telephone: 828-859-8323
Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Fees: None
Allow: 1-2 hours
Nearby: Foothills Equestrian Nature Center (FENCE),
Tryon Fine Arts Center
Directions: From Asheville, take Interstate 26 South to Exit 67 (Columbus, North Carolina). Turn right onto Hwy 108 & West Will Street and continue straight to 373 Harmon Field Road.



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