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!

Battle of the Brushes

Battle of the Brushes 2018 has been cancelled.


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