This community non-profit arts facility, housed in the beautifully renovated Old City Hall, has exhibits in the gallery along with programs in music, visual and performing arts. The Main Floor host concerts, theatre performances, authors' readings, films & special events. The gallery exhibits provide a wide array of subject and media, from contemporary and traditional paintings to sculpture, photography, and ceramics. Classes and workshops offer everything from dance to painting to dry stack stonewall to Asian papermaking. Behind the main building, a community clay studio offers a full range of classes for adults, short-term samplers and workshops. Summer camps in the arts are offered each year in June, July or August. The Black Mountain Center for the Arts also presents an annual auction for the arts in the early spring, and an annual 3 day flower and art show called Art in Bloom.