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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!

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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.

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 [email protected]  


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 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 (except July 13, which is open to young people accompanied by an adult). 

Since space is limited we ask that you register in advance at the Gallery or by emailing us at [email protected]  
Schedule:  June 29 - Open Painting.  Bring your own work in progress or try something new.  Helen Sullivan hosts., "No experience or supplies are needed. Hope to see you there!!
July 6.  Introduction to Scratchboard.  Helen Sullivan hosts this fun look at the newly emerging medium of scratchboard.  No experience needed.
July 13 - Host Jean Ryan will focus on youth.  Older youngsters, accompanied by an adult, are welcome.
July 20 - A very special watercolor event.  Guest Host Jim Minchey will teach us all how to create a watercolor painting using a hard plastic card (like a credit card).
July 27 - Open painting with host Helen Sullivan.