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Welcome to A3L- the Arrowhead Artists and Artisans League!

The Arrowhead Artists and Artisans League (A3L) is dedicated to promoting the arts in the Old Fort community; providing education in the arts to the citizens and visitors of Old Fort; ensuring local artist and artisans have opportunities to display their skills and work; and preserving the art of the area for future generations.

Please take a look through our spectacular Members' Showcase, and support the arts of our community!

Affordable Gallery and Studio Space NOW in Old Fort, NC!   We currently have two  10' x 10' studios available, price depends on use of adjacent gallery wall space, and one 10' x 15', with a large window, for $150/month.  Take one for yourself or share it with another artist.

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A3L has opened the AGS Studios in 3600 square feet of space in the Parker Hosiery Building located at 78 Catawba Avenue, in the heart of historic Old Fort, NC.  A beautiful, "warehouse chic" facility is now open on Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM and Sunday 1:00 - 4:00 PM.

In addition to Gallery and Studio space, AGS has a large classroom for conducting art classes and workshops.


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If you are an artist or artisan in the region, why not join us? Showcase your style, promote your art, and be a part of the community!

Upcoming Classes

AGS CLASSES with Lorelle Bacon                                            
Tues. mornings 9:30-11:30
$65 for 4 classes (need not be consecutive)
$75 for non-members 

These classes are geared toward beginners and intermediate students.  Each student will work in whatever medium they chose on whatever subject they want, working at their own pace. Mediums taught are graphite, oils, acrylics, watercolor, pastels, colored pencil, pen and ink and scratchboard. Helping each student meet their artistic goals is what this class is about, while doing it in a gentle, constructive way.  We will be creating a positive, encouraging, creative atmosphere.

Call or email Lorelle to register or for questions 828 595-6007   



The second Sunday  of every month from 2-4 PM at the Arrowhead Gallery & Studios, a group of our artists gather together for a "group paint".  If you’re interested in painting, drawing, using pastels, but are afraid to try, come by and join us. Each Sunday one of our artists will host a technique of the week. We provide all materials free of charge for your first two sessions.  After which if you would like to continue we ask that you  join the A3L at a cost of $25 per year and bring your own supplies.  Open to people 16 years and older. 

Since space is limited we ask that you register in advance at the Gallery or by emailing us at  
Next session:  January 11, 2015.

Maps Into Art Workshop

January 24th Saturday 10 to 4

$100 includes supplies!

Arrowhead Gallery in Old Fort

Use Maps to Strengthen Your Work
A great way to increase your creativity while sharpening art skills. 
Learn shortcuts and time proven techniques from an award winning international artist. Use maps to make beautiful finished art.

The maps are all topographical .The sky is the ocean in this piece.
Students will be working with maps, acrylic gel medium, acrylic paint and dry pigments.
Anita Stewart is an encouraging , experienced instructor who will help every step if the way!!

Every inch of this sunset is made of maps.

Bring a photo of a sunset or use the instructor's. Work with mixed media on maps..

Use water color crayons, ink pens, ink pencils, acrylic, dry pigments, acrylic medium and canvas boards.
The time will slip away as you design your sunset while using maps in a new way. More than a collage. More than a painting. This is a wonderful opportunity to strengthen your ability to see things the way an artist sees them, minimize, portray atmospheric perspective, layer, blend colors , use proportions and your creative thinking.
Anita has over 35 years of teaching experience including 15 years of teaching art at Anita's ArtsCool  near Atlanta, GA. She holds a BFA from the University of Memphis. Her art was televised on Women's Entertainment channel.

She was thrilled to be an artist in resident in Portobello, Panama and Beverley, Australia. Since 2007, she has traveled to Italy, Panama, Peru, Ecuador, South Africa and Australia in order to gain a deeper understanding of other cultures and improve her art while traveling. Her love of travel led to using maps to improve her art. Taking this workshop will improve yours. She promises never a dull moment!!

Advanced registration encouraged so the instructor can plan on necessary supplies.

You can come by the gallery to register or call 828 668-1100 and register with a credit card. Questions? Call or email Lorelle Bacon 828 595-6007

Brushes & More sale

AGS Brush and More Sales Event!

Sunday January 25th

2 to 4

Arrowhead Gallery and Studios, Old Fort

Featuring, visiting International artist Anita Stewart!

FREE event with great prices on wonderful brushes and other art supplies.

Jewelry Workshop


10 – 3, February 21, 2015

Arrowhead Gallery & Studios

Presented by Marilyn Minchey

This class is for anyone with little, or no, experience in jewelry making.  You will begin with learning how to use various tools to make jump rings, plain loops wrapped loops, crimps, earring wires and shepherds hook clasps out of copper wire.

You will also learn how to use chain and/or copper wire as connecting elements between looped pieces to create a necklace.  Using patina to give an antique look will also be explained and available for use. 

Enough wire and items will be available for you to create one pair of earrings and a necklace.  You may also bring any items from home that you want to use.

Tools will be available for use and may also be purchased if so desired. 

Please bring a sack lunch.

Cost for Class:  $30 for A3L Members; $35 for Non-members

Supply Cost:  $10

Participants: minimum 4 - maximum 8

Upcoming Workshops

Coming In April: Van Gogh Your Painting

With Cathy Yarnell

Also watch for: Traditional Native American Pottery Making

Beginning Scrimshaw

Flute making and much more!