Founded in historic downtown in 1988, before our city became the thriving art mecca that it is today, AGA represents the vision of some of Asheville's most talented artists. We thank these bold and fearless pioneers who helped build our flourishing art community with passion and hard work
As a 31-member cooperative, each gallery artist is a co-owner who not only displays artwork at the gallery but works to keep the business running. In fact, each day one of our artists clerks at the gallery. Prospective members are chosen through a jury process among dozens of applicants each year.
With over 500 original works of fine art in a variety of styles and media, there is something for everyone at AGA. Framed art is displayed on our walls while additional unframed pieces can be found in our original art case. Browse the Artist Directory page to get a preview of the art you may enjoy up close and personal during your visit to the gallery
We pride ourselves on displaying the finest 2-D works of local artists while allowing our visitors to experience the gallery at their own pace, whether with friendly and informed assistance or as an intimate private stroll.