Enjoy an art gallery framed by the Blue Ridge Mountains in the resort town of Banner Elk. Art on the Greene showcases works from local and regional artists on the lawn of Historic Banner Elk School. The shows highlight works from artists representing a variety of media, such as ceramics, glass, metal, wood, watercolor, acrylics and oil.
“The focus is on embracing our Appalachian heritage and really highlighting things in the hand-crafted Appalachian tradition,” says show director Nancy Owen.
Shoppers can not only add to their art collections, but also support historic preservation. Booth rental proceeds are donated to support the historic school’s new role as a center for visual and performing arts.
As a resort town perched at 3,701 feet elevation in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Banner Elk is an ideal location for summertime art shows. High temperatures average in the mid to upper 70s.