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Alleghany Arts and Crafts
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Appreciate art in land of “beautiful stream”

The fifth smallest county in North Carolina, Alleghany County was created in 1859. According to legend, its name comes from the Allegewi Indian word “oolikhanna,” meaning“beautiful stream.” The county seat of Sparta sits a few miles from the Virginia border. Numerous dining, shopping and recreational activities can be found, from visiting Stone Mountain State Park to visiting the Alleghany Arts and Crafts Art Gallery.  

In an effort to promote artisans and develop sustainable enterprises while preserving Appalachia’s cultural heritage,  a group of handcrafters launched the Alleghany Arts & Crafts Cooperative in 2003.  

Conveniently located on Main Street in historic downtown Sparta, the cooperative houses approximately 30 members and keeps an exciting display of a large variety of crafts year round. The Art Gallery provides a central place for community members and tourists alike to stop in and appreciate local art and artists.

Hours: Open times may vary. Check Alleghany Arts & Crafts Facebook for current information. 


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