It all started in 1988 when 31 local artists got together and created an artist-owned and artist-operated art gallery. It was the first fine art gallery in Asheville and it has flourished ever since to become a premier art destination located on the ground floor of the Capital Center Building, 82 Patton Avenue.
Still representing 31 accomplished regional artists working in a variety of media and subject matter, our gallery has something for everyone -- majestic landscapes, engaging abstracts, poetic figures, captivating wildlife art and contemporary still life.
The quality of our one-of-a-kind original art speaks for itself. Artists are juried in, and artwork is refreshed regularly. Our large number of repeat buyers is testament to the museum-quality art that we offer at affordable prices.
There’s artistic magic that happens in our gallery. We offer our artists a supportive, nurturing environment that encourages all to create their best work and, indeed, they do!
Come visit us in the heart of the vibrant downtown Asheville, where you will be greeted by one of our artist-owners every day of the week. We look forward to showing you around and to helping you find your very special masterpiece.
Chamber of Commerce "Asheville Spotlight" February 2020
Each month, we recognize a small business in Asheville that is noteworthy for their community contributions and mission. This month, we get to know the ladies behind the Asheville Gallery of Art.
Tell us a little bit about the history of the Asheville Gallery of Art.
The Asheville Gallery of Art is the longest established art gallery in Asheville. Founded in historic downtown in 1988, before our city became the thriving art mecca it is today, AGA represents the vision of some of Asheville's most talented artists.
What's a little known fact about AGA?
On any given day, our gallery contains over 500 pieces of original art created by our 31 local artists. Visitors will find a variety of styles, techniques, and medums represented.
Any tips for other small businesses?
Delegate tasks according to people's passions, interests, and experience. We believe that people want to work and be happy doing it, so we seek to find that win-win situation for all of our members. Don't forget to show your appreciation often!
The Asheville Gallery of Art • 82 Patton Ave #2803, Asheville, NC 28801