The mountains are full of mystery, passion and timeless beauty. Residents know this and are inspired by them. Just admiring all that’s around us and taking it in is enough to motivate and fuel the incredibly dedicated and talented artists that Western North Carolina has become known for.

North of Asheville, Madison County prides itself on the diverse, artistic community that thrives in our stretch of the Appalachian Mountains. Additionally, Marshall is a “smART community” which is a nationally recognized community that actively encourages and strives to promote the arts. Madison County is home to a number of amazing art galleries to visit, check some of them out below!

“We had great time touring the many galleries. So many incredible local artists.”

-Helen K.

Galleries in Madison County, NC

The Artisun Gallery in Hot Springs is the perfect stop to enjoy the work of authentic local artists and grab a tasty snack. Find out more


In downtown Marshall, Flow is a  gallery owned, operated and curated by artists, offering for sale the best of local and regional crafted objects and arts, traditional and contemporary. Find out more

Gallery 339 in Hot Springs features incredible work from artist Terry Thirion and other regional artists. Even better, sign up for one of the many available art classes Gallery 339 offers.

Kincaid Photography

Lori’s images reveal her close personal connection to the natural world while illuminating the innate strength and ultimate fragility of its timeless beauty. Find out more

Madison County Arts Council

Time-honored, traditional, or contemporary, the MCAC strives to bring a constantly expanding array of exciting arts activities to Madison County and at the downtown Marshall location. Find out more

Mars Landing Galleries

Explore the many talented local artists on display at the Mars Landing Galleries located in Mars Hill. This exceptional gallery has a diverse collection of incredible artists as well as working studios onsite. Find out more

Modern Local: Boutique Real Estate, Art & Design

Gaze upon the incredible works of art found at Modern Local located in downtown Mars Hill. This collection of amazing art will leave you breathless! Find out more

Studio 46

Studio 46 is located in downtown Marshall and through her art Nan seeks to explore, learn, and reach beyond her comfort zones, and above all, to be authentic. Find out more

Toops Photography

Connie Toops is an accomplished nature writer and photographer with three decades of experience documenting natural history subjects. Find out more

On the campus of Mars Hill University lies the frequently-changing and always enchanting Weizenblatt Gallery. Find out more

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Horseback Riding in Madison County

Take to a steed and enjoy the majestic Appalachian Mountains like never before. The natural beauty is even better when enjoyed on horseback! Find out more

8 Ways to relax in Madison County

It’s time to chill out and relax. Get away from the concrete and crowds of nearby Asheville and come over to Madison County where there are bunch of ways to unplug, unwind and decompress. Find out more


Laugh, admire or sing along at one of the amazing performances of the Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre presented at Owen Theatre in Mars Hill, North Carolina. Find out more

Shopping in Madison County

Looking for the perfect gift or token to remember your trip to the mountains? Check out all the great shops to explore in Madison County, NC. Find out more