The Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center, located near Robbinsville, offers a variety of programs that preserve and promote Southern Appalachian culture.
The Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center is housed in the old Stecoah School building, which was built of native rock with the skill and labor of local community members. The school and its students were photographed on the dedication day ceremony in 1926. That panoramic photograph is now reproduced in an 18-foot mural overlooking the historic auditorium.
The Center is home to the Stecoah Artisans Gallery & Guild, a regional artists gallery featuring a variety of original artworks and fine crafts, the Stecoah Valley Food Ventures culinary co-op, and the Stecoah Textile Studio which offers classes year round.
Annual events and festivals include:
• Concert in April
• An Appalachian Evening summer concert series
• Annual Harvest Festival in October
The school building houses a “Cherokee in Stecoah Valley” exhibit which is devoted to the heritage of local Cherokee families.
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday 10 am – 5 pm Year-round
Saturday 10 am – 5 pm April – December only
Extended hours for concerts and special events.
Admission to the gallery and school building is free.
Fees are charged for concerts and special events.
Hours of operation and fees are subject to change. Contact directly for most current information.
The Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center is located on NC Hwy. 28 North between Fontana Village and Bryson City, approximately ½ mile south of NC Hwy. 143.