Heart of the Blue Ridge Parkway
Music & Art
Unique handcrafted heritage carved and painted life-like birds.
292 Walnut Branch Church Rd
Sparta, NC 28675
or (336) 200-2285
Dedicated to supporting and promoting the arts in Alleghany County, North Carolina. We’ve got a lot going on – sign up for our mailing list or check our website often to stay up to date! 336 363-2312 • alleghanyartscouncil.org
Locally created, one-of-a-kind works include fine art paintings, photography, pottery, stained and painted glass, jewelry, quilts, clothing, knitting and crocheting, candles, dolls and toys, soap, cards, jams and jellies, leather and woodwork and much more.
18 S Main Street
Sparta, NC 28675
For more than 30 years, the Alleghany Community Theatre has been entertaining our community. “The Diary of Anne Frank” and many other well-received productions occurred under the leadership of Debbie Brady. Following the example of Wilkes Playmakers and relying heavily upon support from Debbie Brady and David Reynolds, Paula Joines and Kelaiya Davis took the initial steps to form the non-profit organization that is now ACT.
PO Box 206 Sparta, NC 28675
Alleghany JAM is an after-school traditional music program that meets Mondays and Thursdays from 3:15-5:30 pm at the JAM House on Main Street in Sparta. We offer instruction for children and adults in Fiddle, Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin, Dulcimer, Bass, Singing, and Clogging.
PO Box 1326 Sparta, NC 28675
An independent group of creative writers and poets who meet monthly to develop their writing craft, the group works with local teachers to implement Writing Across the Curriculum, organizes educational workshops and events to support local and regional writers, and brings visiting authors for book talks and performances. We welcome new members and those who enjoy books, authors, and the creative process.
Facebook • Twitter: @AlleghanyWrites
If you love to flatfoot, clog, square dance or just tap your foot to old time mountain music, the Alleghany Jubilee is where you want to be! Open year-round with a spacious wood dance floor and live mountain music every Tuesday and Saturday night. Taps allowed! The Jubilee is in the historic Spartan Theater at 25 N. Main Street. We are handicap-accessible and family-oriented. Alcohol is strictly prohibited. Kids are always welcome! Come join the fun!
25 N. Main St. • Sparta, NC 28675
(336) 200-4949 • Facebook
When Walt McMillan retired, he wanted something to do with his time. He got interested in the brightly colored quilt squares that adorn barns and old buildings all across rural North Carolina. After a little research, he started painting some of his own and now his work is in high demand.
18 S Main St, Sparta, NC 28675
Blue Ridge Wood Crafters bring the natural beauty of the mountains into your home. Wood varieties such as oak, poplar, walnut and wormy chestnut are hand crafted into home accessories and furniture pieces -beautiful, durable and useful.
593 Andrews Ridge Rd, Sparta, NC 28675
Carolina Farm Table is a custom furniture shop specializing in farm tables, hutches and other hand crafted pieces for the home. John and Penny Ulery began Designs In Wood in 1972 in San Diego, California. They moved to Sparta in 1980, and bought the remaining half of the old Lowe’s Hardware building next to the law enforcement center at the corner of East Doughton and Alleghany Street, where the shop still currently resides
64 Alleghany St, Sparta, NC 28675
Pottery originals from Robin and Daniel Cater. Visit their studio/gallery/shop on Main Street in Sparta to see their original works. They create functional and sculptural clay works. You can see their work at their gallery Mangum-Cater on Main in Sparta, North Carolina.
209 Antioch Ch Rd, Sparta, NC 28675
The life of Delta Peterson is a patchwork of art, accomplishment, and achievement. Her work has been exhibited at multiple local galleries and she has been recognized with a variety of awards. Quilting taps into her pride in workmanship, her appreciation of beauty, and strong ties to her heritage. Both artisan and business professional, she is the founder of the Alleghany Quilters Guild and a member of the NC Quilters Guild, the American Quilters Society, the Alleghany Arts Council, and the Alleghany Chamber of Commerce.
Fine furniture maker of wood, metal, and stone. Also an instrument maker/luthier of guitar, dobro, and banjo.
456 Ballpark Road Sparta, NC 28675
Specializing in copper foil method, stained glass design for panels and windows.
185 Gumtree Ln, Sparta, NC 28675
A small art gallery in Roaring Gap North Carolina featuring art from John and his friends. View a wide selection of John’s fine art photography framed available for purchase.
10100 US-21, Roaring Gap, NC 28668
Little River Gallery offers quality, handmade arts and crafts. Our store is nestled within the main strip of Sparta.
33 N Main St, Sparta, NC 28675
Ceramic Art Studio and Gallery located in downtown Sparta, NC. Combining over 50 years of clay experience. We carry Sculptural, Decorative and Functional pottery in oxidation and reduction fired glazes.
24 S Main St, Sparta, NC 28675
Baskets inspired by the Blue Ridge Mountains.
292 Walnut Branch Church Road Sparta, NC 28675
(336) 372-2285 or (336) 200-2285
Beginning June, and every 1st Friday through September, explore downtown restaurants, merchants, and art galleries as they open their doors to live music, demonstrations, and special sales.
(336) 372-5473 • Facebook
New River Artisans is a premier provider of world-class, fully custom hand-tufted wool rugs to the trade. We are pleased to be known as an authoritative and trustworthy partner in the design community.
528 Piney Creek School Rd,
Piney Creek, NC 28663
Making wheel thrown and hand built pottery since 2011!
91 New Hope Church Rd (7.85 mi)
Laurel Springs, North Carolina 28644
(336) 657-0628 • Facebook
Featuring pottery, photography, watercolors, slumped glass, intaglio prints, quilts, and porch quilts. Featured Artists: Tim Lewis – turned wood items; Walt McMillan – barn quilts; Martha Honaker – felted objects; Cindy Pardue – warm glass techniques.
555 N Main St, Sparta, NC 28675
Fine Art & Crafts, Antiques/Junktique, Framed Prints, Painted Furniture, Accessories & Custom Painted Clothing, Paint Couture! Furniture Paint & Accessories, Faux Finishes, Murals, Lettering, Home Portraits, Decorative Painting Studio, Gift Items, Puzzles, Art Instruction Est. 1975 Artist & Designer Chris Elliott-Davis Real Estate Office. Open by Class Schedule or Appointment Only. Please call 336.372.7111
3 N Main St, Sparta, NC 28675
Fine jewelry and sculpture by silversmith Pam Sundstrom. Demonstrations of hammer forming techniques.
Photography studio specializing in indoor and outdoor photography. Children, families, seniors, engagements, bridals, and weddings.
102 W Doughton St, Sparta, NC 28675
The Dance Place is a 32 year old studio for professional dance lessons in Sparta, NC. Our instructors are passionate about dancing and fully dedicated to sharing the experience with others.
665 S Main St Trojan Village Shopping Center Sparta, NC 28675
Our jewelry is crafted from high quality sterling silver, copper and bronze, and we often integrate precious and semi-precious stones into our designs. We frequently use recycled metals and high quality cultivated stones for our work, which have a lower environmental impact without sacrificing beauty or quality.
28 West Whitehead Street Sparta, NC 28675
Voices of Alleghany is a public forum for poetry and stories written and read by people in Alleghany County.
His paintings are impressionistic with a bold a use of light and shadows and dramatic perspectives. He is also a sculptor working in wood, stone, paper mâché and ceramics with subject matter ranging from animals, sea life and many versions of the human form. His work is known for its movement, humor and sensual undertones.