Upcountry Art Galleries & Studios

Pumpkintown Primitives

Welcome to our humble Web Home! Pumpkintown Primitives with David, Renee & James Gillespie. We are a family of folk arts crafters.

Location: Pickens, SC

Phone: (864) 306-9929




Carolina Foothills Artisan Center

Carolina Foothills Artisan Center is a 2,000 square foot gallery space for exhibiting new works by emerging and established artists and craftspeople of all disciplines.

Location: Chesnee, SC

Phone: (864) 461-3050


The Arts Center

Our mission is to provide quality educational programs in fine art, music, writing and personal development. We are dedicated to nurturing the creative and educational needs of all age groups as well as expanding the community’s access to original works of art through our gallery and public events. We support our local artistic talent by developing teaching, exhibiting, and performance opportunities.

Location: Clemson, SC

Phone: (864) 633-5051




John C. Campbell Folk School

John C. Campbell Folk School provides experiences in non-competitive learning and community life that are joyful and enlivening. Located in scenic Brasstown, North Carolina, the Folk School offers year-round weeklong and weekend classes for adults in craft, art, music, dance, cooking, gardening, nature studies, photography and writing.

Location: Brasstown, NC

Phone: (800) 365-5724


Mud Dabber's Pottery & Crafts

The John O. Dodson family began making pottery together in the 1970s. The Mud Dabbers' name was inspired by the dirt dabbers, insects who build their nests from mud that found the family's drying pots the perfect source of building supplies. The smiling Mud Dabber logo, drawn by son John at age 12, symbolizes the joy and happiness the family hopes will be yours in the sharing of their craft.

Location: Brevard, NC

Phone: (828) 884-5131


The Arts Company

The Arts Company, located in Historic Downtown Seneca South Carolina, and established in 1994, represents the work of over 100 local, regional, and national Artisans in the spacious 2500 square foot display floor. Within the store is “The Gallery” which features exhibits of work of local artists on a changing basis.

Location: Seneca, SC

Phone: (864) 882-0840


Tin Roof Studio

Tin Roof Studio’s unique selection of art and handcrafts features the work of some of America’s finest artisans. The custom-designed 2000-square-foot gallery in Highlands, North Carolina showcases a diverse array of functional arts and crafts, all united by a celebratory focus on beauty and joy in everyday life.

Location: Highlands, NC

Phone: (828) 526-3900


Tryon Arts & Crafts

The mission of Tryon Arts & Crafts is to provide creative opportunities for everyone through education, instruction, and expression of heritage and contemporary arts and crafts in a friendly, stimulating and enriching environment.

Location: Tryon, NC

Phone: (828) 859-8323


Tryon Fine Arts Center

The Tryon Fine Arts Center strives to provide a stimulating environment where creativity can flourish. We foster growing and evolving relationships between organizations engaged in or supporting the arts. We provide opportunities and facilities for the entire Carolina Foothills community in order to advance experience and participation in the arts, including music, drama, film and other cultural endeavors.

Location: Tryon, NC

Phone: (828) 859-8322


Upstairs Artspace

Upstairs Artspace is a nonprofit contemporary art gallery in downtown Tryon, North Carolina. We exhibit two and three-dimensional art and craft by leading artists of the Southeast and, particularly, the Carolinas. We have an incomparable reputation for art that is sometimes experimental, often avant-garde and always collectible. Our artists are usually established in their careers, but we also welcome the emerging artist whose work is impressive for being fresh, innovative and challenging.

Location: Tryon, NC

Phone: (828) 859-2828