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Weaverville, NC: A Vibrant Artist Community Just Minutes from Asheville

Western North Carolina’s rich legacy of local art is evident in the charming small town of Weaverville. Just a short drive from Asheville, NC, this small town is bustling with an active art scene that includes downtown local galleries and studios and inviting artist havens tucked away on scenic country roads. Explore this welcoming community by following our Blue Ridge Craft Trails.

Blue Ridge Craft Trails Sites: Weaverville

Mia Gallery
Miya Gallery

A visit to downtown Weaverville isn’t complete without stopping in Miya Gallery. A cornerstone of the local art scene for over 17 years, the space is known for the hand-crafted jewelry produced on-site by four resident jewelers. The space also showcases pottery, glass, painting, greeting cards, and more from over 40 local and regional artists.

Mangum Pottery in downtown Weaverville is home to a second-generation family of potters. Rob and Beth Mangum own the bright and welcoming studio, which also includes a working pottery. Pieces on display include functional pottery, ceramic sculpture, and pieces from their daughter, a third-generation potter.

Salvaterra Pottery & Woodworks
Salvaterra Pottery & Woodworks

A mid-life career change resulted in husband-and-wife duo Sue Salvaterra Hintz and Randy Hintz discovering innate artistic talents. Salvaterra Pottery & Woodworks is home to their gallery and studio that showcases pottery and woodwork designed for everyday use. Guests can find dinnerware, lamps, mugs, cabinet knobs, mirrors,  and more.

An icon within the local art scene, Crucible Glassworks welcomes visitors to their studio just minutes from downtown Weaverville. Owned and operated by glassblower Michael Hatch and his wife Hilary, the space offers glass-blowing demonstrations and a collection of signature pieces, including everything from vases and bowls to paperweights and unique sculptures.

Reems Creek Pottery
Reems Creek Pottery

The art process comes alive to visitors at Reems Creek Pottery thanks to their in-house studios that are home to a collection of working potters. Chat with local artists in the gallery while admiring the vast collection of ceramics that includes contemporary, traditional, functional, and decorative pieces.

Open by appointment to guests, Out in Jupiter Farm is a working farm that inspires and supplies materials for artist Ann Hord-Heatherley’s creations. The farm’s angora goats produce mohair that is transformed into fleeces, roving, and yarn. The mohair is also used to create Ann’s stunning cloth figures that are inspired by historical photographs of Appalachian women and children.

With backgrounds in art and design, Mason Cooley and Summer Merritt founded Pride & Archive. Working exclusively in hardwoods, the husband and wife duo crafts modern jewelry, furniture, birdhouses, rain gauges, salad tongs, and napkin ring holders. Their studio is located on two scenic acres and is open by appointment to visitors.

Suzanne Q. Evon, Q Evon Design
Suzanne Q. Evon, Q Evon Design

Suzanne Q. Evon traveled the world as a model before settling down in Weaverville to craft her signature line of jewelry, Q Evon Design. Her pieces are showcased in galleries across the country, but visitors can watch her work at her on-site studio while admiring her latest creations.

Visitors in the fall and spring can look forward to the bi-annual Weaverville Art Safari. This self-guided tour is held in early November and April and provides the opportunity to visit private artist studios, watch demonstrations, and admire locally made art. The event features more than 50 participating artists who work in ceramics, glass, photography, sculpture, mixed media, wood art, and more.


Not to Miss in Weaverville

  • Blue Mountain Pizza is known for its fantastic trifecta of pizza, beer, and nightly live music. A favorite for more than 20 years, the pizzeria is famous for its house-made pizza dough, local craft beer, and homemade ice cream.
  • The Glass Onion specializes in farm-to-table cuisine inspired by career spent working in the best restaurants in Long Island. Their specialty is global Italian cuisine with menu favorites like hand-cut truffled fries, house-made fettuccine, and locally raised trout.
  • Maggie B’s is the perfect spot to pick out a delicious treat thanks to their robust assortment of unique wines, beers, meats, cheeses, and more. Fresh-made sandwiches, salads, and small plates make it a delightful choice for a snack or light bite.
  • Twisted Laurel puts unique spin on American comfort food at their cozy restaurant on Main Street. Stone-hearth pizzas and locally sourced beef, chicken, and bison steal the show on the menu while live music creates a vibrant atmosphere.
  • Stoney Knob Cafe features an impressive wine list that pairs perfectly with their American, Greek, and European cuisine. Open for lunch, dinner, and brunch, their global menu features favorites like South Korean tacos, Greek platters, and Thai pork lettuce wraps.
  • Well Bred Bakery is a quick and convenient spot to enjoy a light bite or something sweet. With breakfast and lunch options available, the bakery is known for its luscious pastries, gourmet sandwiches, fabulous breakfast treats, and locally roasted coffee.

Mangum Pottery

Rob and Beth Mangum carry on family traditions at Mangum Pottery in downtown Weaverville. Rob’s...

Q Evon Design

Suzanne Q. Evon might look a little familiar. Before she settled down in her Weaverville...

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The Regions of the Blue Ridge

In planning the best use of your NC mountains vacation days, know that the region can be divided into three sub-regions for ease of exploration:

Far West

  • Cherokee
  • The Nantahala Gorge
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park


  • Asheville
  • Hendersonville
  • Chimney Rock State Park
  • The waterfalls of Transylvania County
  • Many more highlights

High Country

  • Grandfather Mountain
  • Linville Falls
  • Boone
  • Blowing Rock
  • High northern mountains


  • Mt. Airy
  • Lenoir
  • Elkin