Galleries & Studios
Burke Arts Council
The Gallery is located inside the Old Burke County Jail in downtown Morganton.
Featuring beer AND wine ON TAP, a diverse and wide- ranging bottled wine selection, gourmet whole bean coffees and loose-leaf teas, cigars, and locally crafted handmade art. Join us for Cigar Night (every other Thursday) and weekly Friday night Wine Tastings.
Hamilton Williams Gallery & Studio
Hamilton Williams Gallery is a working pottery studio and one of Morganton’s top arts destinations, featuring the fine craft of artisans from the Appalachian region and beyond.
Oak Hill Iron + Wood
The Morganton, NC Storefront + Wood Warehouse features over 800 kiln-dried wood slabs along with a variety of hand-forged ironworks and woodcrafts. The company creates architectural metalwork, fine ornamental iron, and hand-forged wrought iron, specializing in forging site-specific projects.
Piedmont and Western Railroad Museum
Founded in July of 1988, the Piedmont & Western Model Railroad Club has combined the talents and passions of local railroad enthusiasts to create a fictitious rail line serving Western North Carolina. The HO scale railroad runs from Marion, NC to Leadvale, TN, carrying loads across the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains. Total trackage covers over 1,000 feet.
Rock School Arts Gallery
The Rock School Arts Foundation mission is to offer new and enriching exhibition, program, and art education for adults and children; serve as a cultural destination for tourists and visitors; and act as a resource for our local art communities.
West Union Art Studios
A group studio and gallery. See how a piece of art is made from start to finish. Wednesday-Saturday 10-6. West Union Art Studios, brings together artists, art culture, and community to Morganton, NC. The creative space supports many ceramic artists, painters, fiber artists and Signature Day program.