Spending a full day of your vacation exploring the wonderful world of Arts and Crafts Galleries in the High Country will make for an enjoyable and relaxing day. Blowing Rock, Boone, Ashe County West Jefferson and Banner Elk. Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk and West Jefferson have made national names for themselves as housing some incredible artists and galleries to showcase those talents. Don’t forget, there is also some great shopping in these towns!  Ashe County is fast becoming a mecca for art studios, artists flocking for the four seasons life, the spectacular scenery of the Blue Ridge Mountains and its always changing views. Explore regional art in our Blowing Rock Galleries, Boone Art Galleries, Ashe County Arts and Crafts and Fine Art Banner Elk. Shop til you drop!

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Family Vacation Photography

Family Photographs ARE your souvenir!

A professional photographer that you select will meet you at one or two predetermined destinations (along the Parkway, at a Park, along a stream, at your cabin rental, etc) and take either posed or more natural “lifestyle” photographs of your family for about an hour.  Engagement sessions, maternity, newborn, family reunions, they offer everything at Boone Vacation Photography! Perfect for holiday cards!

Packages range from $300 to $500 per session and include all digital files!

Boone Family Photography

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Valle Crucis Lavender House, Valle Crucis

175 Frank Mast Rd., Banner Elk, NC 28604

(Directly across from the Mast Store Annex)

Located in the heart of magical Valle Crucis, the Lavender House offers guests a tranquil place to live out their farmhouse dreams. Enjoy a lavender latte under the willows, browse a selection of natural and organic lavender products, learn to make your own soap, candles, and more in one of our workshops, or get a massage from one of the licensed therapists in the farmhouse spa.

Visit the Valle Crucis Lavender House

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Carlton Gallery – Banner Elk

10360 Hwy 105 South, Banner Elk North Carolina 28604

A collection of over 200 local, regional and national artists in one collection. Mixed media, oils, acrylics, watercolor, drawing, designer jewelry, photography, pottery and more. One of the High Country’s most established Fine Art Gallery, 35+ years! Located in the Grandfather community between Boone and Banner Elk. Workshops year-round.

Carlton Gallery in Banner Elk

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Fall Creek Woods – Boone

661 West King St, Boone NC 28607

Located in the historic Shoppes At Farmer’s Hardware in downtown Boone, our specialty is handcrafted furniture & home accessories from local fallen trees.  To compliment these pieces by Tom Sternal & Paul Bloedel, we offer a variety of home decor items by American artisans & craftsmen.

Fall Creek Woods,  handcrafted furniture & accessories

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20+ Miles of Furniture – Lenoir

1909 Hickory Blvd, Lenoir, N Carolina 28645
Located about 20 miles south of Blowing Rock, alongside US Hwy 321, you will find the well known “20 Miles of Furniture,” a stretch of the High Country highway of furniture outlet stores with North Carolina’s best prices on all of the leading furniture retailers. From a hutch to a bed or home decor, a 30 minute drive from Blowing Rock NC puts you in the middle of NC Furniture Country.

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Blowing Rock Frameworks & Gallery – Blowing Rock

7539 Valley Boulevard Blowing Rock, NC 28605

This Blowing Rock Fine Art Gallery has assembled 25 of the Southeast’s most accomplished and recognized artists. Located in the quaint town of Blowing Rock since 1994, this is a must visit Blowing Rock Art Gallery during your Blue Ridge Vacation. Great for first time visitors or seasoned art collectors.

Blowing Rock Frameworks & Gallery Blowing Rock

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IAGO Gallery – Blowing Rock

1165 Main Street, Blowing Rock North Carolina 28605
Offering inspired handcrafts, fine art, jewelry, art glass, sculpture, art to wear and home accessories. Realize the satisfaction of giving handcrafted gifts. Artists from all over the US, Canada and overseas, as well as local.

Iago Blowing Rock Art Gallery

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Hands Gallery – Boone

543 West King Street, Boone , North Carolina  28607
Hands is a fine Art and Craft Gallery Boone NC. Expect a wide variety of work from a ton of local artisans. A place for support and sharing between local Boone Artists. Mon-Sun 10am-6pm.

Hands Gallery Boone NC Art Gallery

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Doe Ridge Pottery – Boone

585 West King Street, Boone North Carolina 28607
Owned and operated by artist Bob Meier, and located in the heart of the High Country on “Main Street” Boone NC. Featuring functional & decorative stoneware and dinnerware for interior decor, home to 14 other local artists. Commissions available. Unique Gallery Boone NC.

Doe Ridge Pottery Boone NC

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Art Walk in Boone – Boone

611 W King Street, Boone, NC 28607
Located in the remodeled H. W. Horton Building built in 1924, it now houses a modern interior, perfect for a Boone Art Gallery. Featuring all mediums from photography, painting, glass, home decor to folk art and bed and bath. Everyone will find something unique in this one of many, Boone NC Galleries.
ArtWalk Boone NC

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