Share Your Artwork with Visitors to North Carolina

Share your artwork work with visitors to North Carolina


The western North Carolina “Artists Count” project will be hosting a series of exhibitions to highlight the rich visual contributions made by area artists. Craftsmen, artists, galleries, and studios are encouraged to submit their work.


The first of these exhibits will be on display during winter and spring 2017 at the Interstate 26 Welcome Center north of Asheville. More than a quarter million visitors come through this facility each year.  This first exhibition will highlight the work of artists in Jackson and Swain Counties.


Each artist, craftsmen, studio, or gallery may exhibit one work that will be displayed along with information and photographs about you or your site. All work will be displayed in locked cases.  Artists and venues are encouraged to submit brochures and business cards that Welcome Center staff will distribute to interested visitors. There is NO fee to participate.


The inaugural exhibit will open in January 2017 and remain on view until July. This first “Artists Count” exhibition is supported by a grant from the North Carolina Arts Council through the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area.  For an application, contact:


Deadline for submitting materials is December 1st. Participation is limited to professional visual artists over 18 years old. Students are not eligible. All artists in Jackson and Swain counties are welcome to apply.