Expanded Class Programming for 2023!


We are very excited to see the gallery grow as a place for the public to enjoy learning new skills and sharing in artistic community. 


There is nothing like the positive energy of creativity!


  • Drop in classes (please still register!)
  • Multi day workshops
  • Suitable for all skill levels (unless otherwise noted)
  • Some classes include materials - please check all the details
  • Yes, we have easels for you!


  Past Events  

Paintings by Charity Ray


Sale & Fundraiser



March 25th, 1 - 5 pm

Join us from 1 - 5 pm at the gallery for this special event, featuring a sale of the few remaining original paintings by the late local artist Charity Ray.  Prints and note cards of some of Charity's most popular works will also be available.


Charity was a cherished Mars Hill community member and artist who worked to help rehabilitate the Rosenwald School Building, where her own art journey began. 


As an alumna, she served as a member of the Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School Friends Group, and made contributions as a member of the History Committee for 'Our Story, This Place', a notated history of the school published in 2022. 


Per Charity’s wishes, the proceeds from sales of her originals and prints are to be divided equally between Mt. Olive Baptist Church and the Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School, who in turn will donate funds to a Scholarship in Charity's name, established at Mars Hill University.



Books and printed notecards relevant to the school's history will be available for purchase at the gallery!

The Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School (MHARS) operated from 1905 to 1965 as a Madison County School for African American children in grades 1 through 8. The school was rebuilt in 1928 using monies from Chicago philanthropist Julius Rosenwald. It served students from Mars Hill, Marshall, and Hot Springs, and is one of only a handful of the over 5,300 schools and teacherages Rosenwald funded across the rural South that is still standing.


Meet and chat with the local historians behind  'Our Story This Place', which tells the fascinating history of MHARS in the Long Ridge Community of Mars Hill, North Carolina.


Published in August 2022, this new, notated history includes stories, photos, and memories from alumni, friends, and descendants of the Long Ridge Community, and provides comprehensive information about Black education in the rural South from after the Civil War through the time of desegregation. 




The book signing will also include a preview of our upcoming March 25th show of works by the late Charity Ray, a cherished Mars Hill community member and artist who worked to help rehabilitate the Rosenwald School Building, where her own art journey began. 


As an alumna, she served as a member of the MHARS Friends Group and a member of the History Committee of contributers to 'Our Story, This Place'.


The Rosenwald School, 1930's


Photo: NC State Archives

2010,  before rehabilitation


The school as it stands today


Photo: Ryan Philips


Abstract Interactions

 February 3rd - March 4th


Opening Reception: Friday February 3rd, 5 - 8 pm


We've joined forces  with Weizenblatt Gallery at Mars Hill 

University to bring you co-gallery receptions!

two galleries + eight artists = one fantastic evening of abstract art in Mars Hill!

Mars Landing Galleries:  Abstract Interactions, 5 - 8 pm

Weizenblatt Gallery:  Four Artists, Four Views, 6 - 8 pm

Fingers crossed for a mild evening for gallery strolling!



Abstract Interactions  features the work of Denby Dale, Sondra Dorn,  Barbara Fisher and Al Schlimm.


 Four Artists, Four Views features the work of Cindy Walton, Genie Maples, Betty Clark, and Grace Carol Bomer.


Tangled Mapping III, Barbara Fisher


Saints of Paint 
U N E A R T H E D 


Saturday, December 31st
12 - 4 pm

Join us for a complimentary sparkling wine and peach sorbet cocktail by Meadowsweet Creamery! 


 SART winter gala 

Sunday, December 4th
4 - 7 pm

Join us for this elegant dinner event featuring live entertainment, a live auction, and catering from local businesses. Southern Appalachian Repertory Theater (SART) will be raising funds for their 49th season!





Appalachian Barn Alliance (ABA) annual presentation

and Meet & Greet with the board

Wednesday, November 16th 
10 - 11 am

You are invited to come see the Saints of Paint: UNEARTHED group show, meet the board of directors and hear a brief presentation about their past year and their plans for the next year and beyond. Coffee and pastries will be served.

For more information, call Sandy at 828-380-9146 or email


Saints of Paint 
U N E A R T H E D 



Benefiting The Appalachian Barn Alliance (ABA) 

& Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre (SART)




Thursday, Nov 3rd
5 - 7 pm


A capella performance by Trillium at 6 pm 

Light bites and refreshments will be served 




John Mac Kah · Jim Ostlund · Michele Mitchell · Mark Henry · Andrew Mastriani · 

Ruthanne Kah · Jodi O'Hara · Dana Irwin · Naomi Henry


Show runs through Saturday, Dec 31st

Saturday, October 15th, 2022

11:30 am - 1 pm



Walk & Talk




 New Dawn


Friday, October 7th, 2022

5-8 pm


Opening Reception & Meet The Artist




 New Dawn



Saturday, August 6th, 2022




Artist's Talk - Celia Reigle


"Walk and Talk" alongside artist Celia Reigle as she shares insights into her unique creative process and inspiration.


Light refreshments will be served.


Friday, August 5th, 2022

5-8 pm


Opening Reception & Meet The Artist




Out of my Mind



Gushing and trickling out of Celia Reigle's mind, this body of work is a story never told before about the search for freedom, of welcoming accidents and giving up control of one's thoughts. "Ideas don't inspire me," she says. Textures, colors, images and what people live and see are her main source of inspiration.

Like a dance with mystery, beauty and strength, Out of My Mind invites you to see with different eyes. It is created the same way one can discover it: Suddenly! Something happens when you decide to let go and search behind for what is alive. 

Celia Reigle migrated to Oregon from Havana, Cuba alone as a teenager, proclaiming it the "biggest adventure of my life.” Now, her imagery takes you there, into a space where anything is possible, without boundaries or rules, where you no longer need to be in your mind...

Saturday, July 30th, 2022



Wondering what CryptoArt is all about?
Join us at the Gallery for a chat with our NFT Art Program Director, Alissa Christine. 


This is an informal talk for artists and collectors to gain some basic insights about the blockchain, digital assets, and safeguarding your portfolio. Alissa will also walk through the current MLG NFT Gallery RAWTHENTIC exhibit and why those NFTs are relevant.


As the gallery will be giving away free NFTs at the Anniversary celebration, join us the following week to learn how to manage the assets in your wallet and get an overview of creating and collecting NFTs.

Bring your questions!!!


AND... Let us know you're coming!

This event is free however RSVPs are strongly encouraged so that we can provide for everyone in a comfortable setting.  



Call the gallery at 828-747-7267 or email

Saturday, July 30th, 2022



Paint with fire! Learn some of the basic tools in Tilt Brush Software to create an immersive 3-dimensional work of art. 
Time: 4 - 6pm

Limited to 5 participants

If you bring your own personal VR headset be sure that it supports Tiltbrush.
No headset is required, however, participants may need to share the provided headsets.

$50 per participant.

Ask for group discount.

Saturday, July 23rd, 2022

2 - 8 pm


Mars Landing Galleries and Meadowsweet Creamery Ice Cream Shop each celebrated their one-year anniversary on Saturday, July 23rd, 2022. The celebration featured the launch of a brand new NFT gallery.




2 - 3:30pm  DEMO by AMANDA TAYLOR - Oak Leaf Pate de Verre Vessel 

3:45 - 4pm  PERFORMANCE by ALISSA CHRISTINE - Live Painting in Virtual Reality (VR)


4 - 5:30pm DEMO by BARBARA A. MCGUIRE - Polymer Clay 

5:30 - 6pm PERFORMANCE by ALISSA CHRISTINE - Live Painting in Virtual Reality (VR)

6 - 7:30pm DEMO by DENBY DALE - TBD

Open Studio 2: Writer and Narrative Therapist Tiffany Narron will have her studio open for you to come in at your own pace and listen to pre-recorded poetry alongside a guided somatic exercise. 



The Scarlet Bee - Mediterranean 

Mujeres de la Esperanza - Central American



2 -4:45pm: 5J Barrow

5:30-8pm: River Logic Band


Raffle: $5 per ticket

100% Proceeds will benefit the Community Housing Coalition of Madison County (CHC).

Wednesday, July 6th, 2022


NFT Workshop for Artists


An NFT introductory course teaching Artists how to create, buy and sell NFTs with Alissa Christine.


The goal of the workshop is to help Creatives better understand NFTs and how to leverage the medium to bring their works to a global marketplace and secure their intellectual property. We will be providing NFT guidance for the ETHEREUM & NEAR Blockchain.


Click HERE for the details.

Saturday, June 18th


Gallery Talk with artist Molly Sawyer

The artist will walk visitors through and answer questions about her exhibit currently on display. Learn about the challenges that have led her to create this evocative latest body of work. 


Limited group size 

Contact the gallery to reserve your spot!

Friday, July 1st, 2022



In the Gallery:

Live Music 

Ice Cream by Meadowsweet Creamery


On Main St:

Craft Vendor Village, Live Music, Alpacas, Bounce House, Kids Activity Corner, and more!


Check out the Facebook page for details!

THURSDAY, June 2, 2022




Show opens June 2 - June 25th

Light refreshments will be served.

SUNDAY, May 22, 2022

4 - 6 pm





Stop in at the gallery and join us and SART for an afternoon reception and meet the cast and crew of Sisters of Swing! 


Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served, as well as ice cream treats by Meadowsweet Creamery.


Everyone is welcome! Don't miss this!

THURSDAY, May 5, 2022

5 - 7pm




Show runs May 5 - May 28, 2022


Light refreshments will be served.


Click here to view Winkler's sculptures currently at the gallery.




5 - 8 PM


Every first Friday of every month APRIL thru December

Join us for live music, art demonstrations, artisanal ice cream, craft vendors, and more!


For the latest info, check out the FB page HERE.

THURSDAY, March 31, 2022

5 - 8pm




Show runs March 31 - April 30, 2022


Light refreshments will be served.


Click here to view Milnes' ceramics currently availble at the gallery.


37 Library St
Mars Hill, NC 28754


Wednesday thru Saturday

11am - 5pm or By Appointment


37 Library St
Mars Hill, NC 28754
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