Welcome to Arrowhead Art and Artisans League
Welcome to Arrowhead Art and Artisans League

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!

Featured Artist - Helen Sullivan

Helen is a painter and what she calls a “baby potter,” by which she says means that she’s a beginning-ish pottery student.  Helen began her artistic journey while working full time as an attorney for the federal government in Northern Virginia, by taking watercolor classes at the local community college.  That led to an internship with a local artist, which lasted for five years.

Retirement followed.  She and her husband moved to OldFort.  One of their reasons for choosing the Western North Carolina area was its reputation as a community that embraced the arts.

Here she continued her painting studies.  Then later, after the opening of the Arrowhead Gallery and Studios, she began taking pottery classes.  As she tells it, “who wouldn’t jump at the chance to play in the mud, as an adult.”  Now, Helen’s love of painting is only matched by her love of pottery.

As to her artistic future?  Since the Gallery offers a wide variety of workshops in all sorts of arts and fine crafts, Helen says, “Who knows?”


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Emerging Student Exibition Results!

Congratulations on to our EMERGING STUDENT Artists!
1st Place Margaret Hill, Clay & Wood "Giraffe" instructor Mathilda Potter
2nd Place Mikki Therrien,  Spirit Icon " 4 Seasons of Life" instructor Liz Meyer
3rd Place Helen Sullivan, Cold Wax "Ginger Roots" instructor Lorelle Bacon

Affordable Gallery & Studio space NOW in Old Fort

Currently Available...

  • Our Studios are currently filled but we do have limited a Wall space, Shelf space and Floor Space.
Contact us for details.