The SMArt Tour will take place at 15 working art studios, featuring over 90 artists and crafters, located in Western North Carolina and North Georgia.
Self-guided art studio tour in the Appalachian Smoky Mountains of Cherokee County, North Carolina, two weekends of April 2024, April 20-21 and 27-28. Visit the open working studios of potters, painters, photographers, fiber artists, glass artists, and more! Watch the artist at work, purchase their arts and crafts directly from the artist, and enjoy the Smokies in the springtime!
Make your first stop to pick up a SMArt Studio Tour guide at The MAC, Murphy Art Center, 12 Peachtree Street, on the Square, downtown Murphy, NC 828-360-3038: Featuring the local arts and crafts of 70 area artists. Glass, wood, fabric art, quilts, photography, paintings, jewelry, books, furniture, metal art, stained glass, clay sculptures, felted dolls, wood burning, pottery, baskets, pillows, puzzles, soaps & lotions, cards, crochet. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Acorn Woodworks, John Lachance, 1221 Warren Dr., Murphy, NC. 828-361-9953: Handcrafted outdoor Adirondack furniture: loveseats, benches, tables, chairs, swings, serving trays, director's chairs & tables, footrests, & plant stands. Email: email@example.com . Directions to studio: from Murphy fire station, Lakeside Dr to Talc Mine, L. Talc Mine to Warren. L. One mile to green house on L.
The Bear Factory, Chris Gagnon, 30 Pine Way, Murphy, NC. 314-605-9968: Chainsaw carving, an in-depth realistic approach to chainsaw carving. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org . Directions to studio: Hwy 64 west, R on Hwy 294, Left onto Radford Rd, 1/4 mile, right on Pine Way, 1st driveway.
Howling Wolf Art, (at LandHaven Woodworks) 3163 Brasstown Road, Murphy, NC, 770-845-3331: Spirit Animal paintings, owls, horses, bears, deer, wolves, inspired by the natural and supernatural world. Email: email@example.com Directions to studio: from the last crossroads at the Folk School, back 1 mile on right. (Don't let your GPS take you into Brasstown Hills subdivision!). Drive all the way up the hill on paved road to studio.
LandHaven Woodworks, 3163 Brasstown Road, Murphy, NC, 706-429-4195: Wood wall decor, Intarsia Mosaic images from carefully cut & shaped wood, decorative bandsaw wood boxes. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Directions to studio: from the last crossroads at the Folk School, back 1 mile on right. (Don't let your GPS take you into Brasstown Hills subdivision!). Drive all the way up the hill on paved road to studio.
Sammi Crow Painting Studio, (at LandHaven Woodworks) 3163 Brasstown Road, Murphy, NC, 239-560-4072: Acrylic Paintings on wood, canvas, and other natural materials. Also dabbling in Landscape Photography. Email: email@example.com Directions to studio: from the last crossroads at the Folk School, back 1 mile on right. (Don't let your GPS take you into Brasstown Hills subdivision!). Drive all the way up the hill on paved road to studio.
Holly Pottery, 60 Lilac Trail, Murphy, NC, 828-541-2198: Whimsical and functional pottery, plates, bowls, mugs, home decor. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Directions to studio: take hwy 64/74 west toward Tennessee (continue west past hwy 294). Continue on hwy 74 west just past Bell Hill Rd, then turn right into Willow Tree Ln, turn R on Lilac Trail.
Callie & Boots, 19 Birdie Way, Murphy, NC, 828-371-5520: Vintage & modern fabric totebags, portfolios, watercolors, & beads. Email: email@example.com Directions to studio: From downtown Murphy, go south on hwy 64 towards Hayesville. Turn right on Harshaw Place, continue on Mulkey Dr, continue on Driver Ave, to Birdie Way.
Flamingo Art Glass, 59 Indian Paintbrush Dr, Andrews, NC, 239-770-8190: Fused and cut-glass art, home decor, dishes, ornaments. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Directions to studio: Hwy 19/74 towards Andrews, Continue on hwy east towards Topton, Turn R into Granny Squirrel subdivision over red covered bridge. Follow signs to studio.
Katerina Richter Whitmer, 707 Dick Jones Road, Hayesville, NC, 828-389-7164, 904-377-7281: Eclectic oil and mixed media paintings in all sizes, including portraits, wildlife, landscapes, birds, & abstracts. Email: email@example.com Take Hwy 64 east of Hayesville, R on Geisky Creek Conn, (across from Eagle Fork Vineyard), turn L on Old Hwy 64, R on Eagle Fork Rd, right on Dick Jones Rd.
Denise Phillips Ceramics, 177 Nichols Lakeland Dr, Hayesville, NC, 616-401-6509. Ceramic sculpted & hand-built clay animals, garden totems and gnomes. Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Directions to studio: Hwy 64, turn S onto 175, 2nd road to the right. Third house on the left.
A Turning Passion, David Phillips Studio, 177 Nichols Lakeland Dr, Hayesville, NC, 616-401-6509. Wood turning, Footed and natural-edged wooden bowls, lidded vessels and urns. Email: email@example.com Directions to studio: Hwy 64, turn S onto 175, 2nd road on the right. Third house on the left.
Goldhagen Glass Studios, David Goldhagen, 7 Goldhagen Studio Dr, Hayesville, NC, 828-360-2495. blown glass art decor and glass sculptures. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Directions to studio: Hwy 64E towards Hayesville, R on Hinton Center Rd, R on Goldhagen Dr.
"In My Garden" Mosaic Glass Art Studio, 68 Wilderness View, Morganton, Georgia, 706-455-1363. Beautiful mosaic glass art to hang on the wall. Email: email@example.com Directions to studio: From Murphy, Hwy 19 to Loving Rd, L on High Lance, R High Country, R on Wilderness View.
Carl Green Woodworking Studio, 68 Wilderness View, Morganton, Georgia, 706-455-5238. Turned wood bowls and handcrafted decor items. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Directions to studio: From Murphy, Hwy 19 to Loving Rd, L on High Lance, R High Country, R on Wilderness View.
To be part of the SMArt Tour as a studio artist, please fill out the Registration Form. This tour is juried. If your registration is not able to be accepted, your registration payment will be refunded.
SMArt StudioTour produced by the Valley River Arts Guild artists and crafters of The MAC, Murphy Art Center, 12 Peachtree Street, on the Square, downtown Murphy, NC 828-360-3038 Open daily Monday - Saturday 10am-5pm, Sundays 11am-4:30pm, Friday evenings until 8pm