Image of Sculptor working in studio by Ana Krach from Pixabay

Your Guide to the
Arts of the Toe River Valley

Use this guide to locate artist studios and galleries in and around the North and South Toe River.
Please contact artists directly to make appointments to visit their studio.

Upcoming Events

Fire on the Mountain Blacksmith Festival

Saturday, April 29, 2023
Downtown Spruce Pine, NC

Fire on the Mountain is Spruce Pine’s annual celebration of blacksmithing, featuring demonstrations, vendors, competitions, and hands-on experiences. Watch leaders in the art share their skills, and try your hand at an age-old craft that’s been forged anew.

Sponsored by Spruce Pine Main Street, Toe River Arts and Penland School of Craft

Toe River Arts Studio Tour

Friday, June 2 – Sunday, June 4
10:00am – 5:00pm
Mitchell & Yancey Counties

Many of the artists included in our guide will be open during the June studio tour.

Spruce Pine Potters Market

October 14 – 15
10:00am – 5:00pm
Cross Street Building Spruce Pine

You’ll find both local and visiting potters during this 2-day event.