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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!

Welcome to the new


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, 9 AM - 5 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!



MAY 24, 2014
Marion Lake Club
Donation   $45.00  includes barbecue dinner from Smokey Ques and live band
Beverages available on request - Wine & Beer
The Blue Jean Ball is a benefit event for The Arrowhead Artists and Artisans League of in Old Fort.  We are a nonprofit organization of artists who want to bring the arts to the Old Fort and surrounding communities and especially encourage children to enjoy the arts.  To do this we need your support by attending our Ball.  Wear your best or your most heavily used jeans and come eat and dance up a storm.  Celebrate our first Blue Jean Ball with us for loads of fun.  Tickets will be the Arrowhead Gallery and Studios in Old Fort beginning on April 10t or contact 828-668-1100 for more information.

Upcoming Classes

Faux-ing the Elements: Decorative Art Workshop
Date in April to be announced,  $50

Want to create a beautiful living or working space? Decorative Artist, Kim Hostetter will teach four (4) faux texture/painting techniques to jazz up your walls or floors.The two day workshop will teach anyone how to create fabulous textured stone walls, painted tile and mosaic effects, marbling, and wood grain designs to take back and apply to your own areas.
The classes are only $50 for the two days and that includes all materials
Each student will learn the four techniques and create sample boards to take home.
SPACE IS LIMITED TO 5 people so sign up early!  RSVP BY 4/8/14 . 
Contact Kim to register or for more information: or 386.931.9696

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.

Dates on the schedule are as follows.  If the class is successful more dates will be added......

March 18, 25

April 1, 15, 29

May 6, 13, and 20 

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


Every Sunday 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 were 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.
Schedule:  April 13, "Pick-A-Pepper" pastel painting class! Ever consider soft pastels but didn't know where to start? Join Deb Austin this Sunday for a free class in pastels. No experience or supplies are needed. Hope to see you there!!
April 20th - NO CLASS in observance for Easter Sunday. Classes resume on April 27, Open Paint Day