2023 Online Auction for the Arts

Dates: June 1 – 11, 2023

The 2023 Online Auction for the Arts is a wonderful way to support Ashe County Art’s Council’s programming. You can bid to win over 50 items including original artwork, dinners prepared by local chefs, restaurant packages, instruments and more.  Donated by local and regional businesses, artists and Arts Council patrons, the auction offers something for everyone! All bidding closes on June 11, at 8 pm.

Thank You to Our Donors

We’d like to give all our donors that gave items and experiences a huge shoutout for their generousity in making this auction a success. As always, we are touched by the community support for the Arts!

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Support the arts! Guests will enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, desserts, complimentary wine, and a special concert with Stone’s Throw, a Celtic Trio featuring Diana Stone – violin, Margaret Walters – flute, and Dr. Martha Hill – Celtic harp.


We are excited to announce the 2023/24 Artist Support Grant application is now open to new applicants. Every year we work with Watauga, Alleghany, and Wilkes County Art Councils to administer funds from NC Arts Councils to local artists for projects, education, professional development, equipment and more.



April 26 – May 28, 2023. Come celebrate beauty through the lens of local photographers at the Ashe Art Center’s newest exhibit, ‘Through the Camera’s Eye’! We invite you to join us for the opening reception on Friday, April 28th, from 5 – 7 pm, where you can mingle with the artists themselves and be among the first to view their captivating works. From stunning landscapes to intimate portraits, this exhibit showcases the unique perspectives of our talented local photographers.

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Visit the Ashe Arts Center

The Ashe Arts Center, located in downtown West Jefferson’s Arts District, is home to the Arts Council’s offices. The Ashe Arts Center houses The Gallery, a year-round exhibition space that showcases works of art by local and regional artists. The Gallery Shop features locally produced art and crafts. The restored stone building continues the legacy created in 1938 when it was built by the Works Progress Administration as a gathering place for the community.

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