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!

Please Note:
In the event of inclement weather, our policy is to close the Gallery when the McDowell County Schools close.
Winter Hours : Wednesday to Saturday 10 AM til 5 PM; Sunday 1 PM til 4 PM
Regular Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 10 AM til 6 PM; Sunday 1 PM til 4 PM


Arrowhead Gallery and Studios is operated by A3L and is located  at 78C S. Catawba Avenue, in the heart of historic Old Fort, NC.  This beautiful, "warehouse chic" facility is currently operating on regular business hours 10AM to 6PM Tuesday through Saturday and 1PM to 4PM Sunday.

In addition to Gallery and Studio space, AGS has a large classroom for conducting art classes and workshops and two separate clay classrooms for pottery classes and workshops.

A3L also offers access to our pottery studio and our cone 10 pottery kiln for approved independent study at a nominal cost and a glass kiln.


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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!

Affordable Gallery and Studio Space NOW in Old Fort

Currently Available...

  • Two Studios
  • Wall space is current filled
  • Limited Shelf and Floor Space
Contact us for details.

Gallery Artist of the Month - Mac Read



Read photographs almost anythinghe finds interesting. His favorite genres include botanicals, wildlife, figurestudies, abstracts and landscapes.

Locally, his pictures are shownat the Red House Gallery (Black Mountain), Trackside Studios (River ArtsDistrict, Asheville), and the Arrowhead Gallery (Old Fort).

He is a fine art photographerwhose business, Black Mountain Photo Arts, photographs paintings and producesgiclée prints for artists in western North Carolina. Hallmarks of the businessinclude very accurate color, prints on fine art paper or canvas, and veryreasonable prices. Finished work is typically packaged for immediate resale.

He also conducts classes onphotographing art, color management and giclée printing.

Come by Arrowhead Gallery and seehis wonderful photography!

New Show Added

A3L is partnering with the Mountain Gateway Museum to host a very special new show: "Celebrate McDowell County 175" in honor of McDowell County's 175 anniversary.  The show is open to McDowell County high school aged students, grades 9-12, or the equivalent.  Intake will be on September 19th at the Gallery.  Cash prizes!

Artists of the Month for September

Arrowhead Gallery’s September Feature Artists:  Doris and Bill Abramson
We are proud to have the owners of Waveland Gallery
as this months featured Artists!
Come by and see their wonderful works!
Reception to be held on Saturday September 8th 
from 3 to 5 at ArrowheadGallery.

78C Catawba Ave. Old Fort NC
Everyone is welcome and bringa friend!!
Doris Abramson
Doris produces outstanding and creative art using oils, acrylic andphotography.  Her focus varies as her heart and emotions guideher.  She has produced art focused on animals … notice the eyes,landscapes, especially of western North Carolina, flowers, as well asabstracts. She is a student of Bob Travers, an internationally renowned artist.
We hope you will enjoy her work as it is a presentation of her passion.

Bill Abramson
Bill produces outstanding photographic art on metal, canvas and specialphotographic papers.  He focuses on landscapes from all over theworld, seascapes, lakes, rivers and streams.  His work frequentlyfeature his unique touches and he has a passion for abstract art … many of hispieces are truly unique to him.
His work is unique and presents his inner passions.  
Read photographs almost anything he finds interesting. Hisfavorite genres include botanicals, wildlife, figure studies, abstracts andlandscapes. Locally, his pictures are shown at the Red House Gallery (BlackMountain), Trackside Studios (River Arts District, Asheville), and theArrowhead Gallery (Old Fort). He is a fine art photographer whose business, Black MountainPhoto Arts, photographs paintings and produces giclée prints for artists inwestern North Carolina. Hallmarks of the business include very accurate color,prints on fine art paper or canvas, and very reasonable prices. Finished workis typically packaged for immediate resale.  He also conductsclasses on photographing art, color management and giclée printing.


A2L - Arrowhead Artists and Artisans League


78C S Catawba Avenue
Old Fort, NC 28762

Tel: (828) 668 1100

Opening Hours
(JAN - MARCH) Wed through Sat - 10am to 5pm, Sunday 1pm to 4pm
(APR - DEC) Tue through Sat - 10am to 6pm, Sunday 1pm to 4pm