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 - Mathilda Potter

From the time she was a little girl, Mathilda has been in love with the creative process. Starting with Play Doh and Crayola Crayons she found brought her joy and happiness!

Despite being told often and sternly that art was not a “real career”, she would not be derailed from her dreams and her soul’s calling. At 17 she was offered a job as Artist in Residence at Chilmark Pottery. Much like an old fashioned apprenticeship, Geoffrey Borr took her under his wing and taught her how to make a living from her art. Thier collaborative pottery won several first place prizes in the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Fair!

After graduating high school and winning Golden Key Awards for both the Boston Globe Scholastic Arts and for hermultimedia portfolio, she was granted the Chancellor’s Talent Award by theUniversity of Massachusetts at Amherst, a full tuition scholarship for the FineArts Department.

After spending a few wild and weird years in New York City, she earned her Master’s in Education graduate degree and taught art and science at Harry Truman public high school. Tired of the city bustle and northern winters, she headed south to beautiful and peaceful Asheville where she now abides in a whimsical cabin in the woods near the Black Mountain/Old Fort line. She is enjoying teaching her skills to students at all levels at Arrowhead Gallery in Old Fort and The Black Mountain Center for the arts in Black Mountian NC.

Mathilda’s work invites you to step into her magical whimsical worlds, populated with critters real and imagined and everything between!

Her Gallery, Morning Sky Pottery is open weekends May through January and she has a Facebook Business page, Firefly Arts by Mathilda Potter.


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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.