Authentic arts in Alleghany flow free in many forms. Our mountains are known for it’s rich history of Old Time Music and clogging. Musicians, song writers, and instrument makers inspire our Junior Appalachian Mountain youth to continue the tradition. Local writers and storytellers encourage creative writing in the community and Writing Across the Curriculum in our schools. Our diverse artistic culture also brings us pottery, fine art, jewelry, dolls, stained glass designs, quilts, photography, wood carving, basket making, needle work, and so much more. Take advantage of our music venues, festivals, author events, and art tours to get the full affect of the art culture in Alleghany.
Alleghany Arts Council
MISSION STATEMENT- To cultivate and promote the arts for the growth of Alleghany County. We will accomplish this through:
Program Development & Support
Telephone: (336) 363-2312
Alleghany Arts & Crafts
Located in the heart of historic Sparta, Alleghany Arts and Crafts is a feast for the eyes. We offer a beautiful array of locally created pieces. Our one-of-a-kind works range from fine art paintings, photography, pottery, stained and painted glass, jewelry, quilts, clothing, knitting and crocheting, candles, dolls and toys, soap, cards, jams and jellies, to leather and woodwork and much more.
Alleghany Community Theatre
The Alleghany Community Theatre was incorporated in the fall of 1999, but its roots go back almost 30 years. "The Diary of Anne Frank" and many other well-received productions occurred under the leadership of Debbie Brady. Following the example of Wilkes Playmakers and relying heavily upon support from Debbie Brady and David Reynolds, Paula Joines and Kelaiya Davis took the initial steps to form the non-profit organization that is now ACT.
Address: PO Box 206 Sparta, NC 28675
Alleghany Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM)
Alleghany JAM is an after-school traditional music program that meets Mondays and Thursdays from 3:15-5:30 pm at Sparta Elementary School.
We offer instruction in Fiddle, Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin, Dulcimer, Bass, Singing, and Clogging.
Address: PO Box 1326 Sparta, NC 28675
Telephone: (336) 572-5266
ALLEGHANY WRITERS is an independent group of creative writers and poets who meet monthly to develop their writing craft. The group works with local teachers to implement Writing Across the Curriculum, organizes educational workshops and events to support local and regional writers, and brings visiting authors to the Horizon Bistro Stage in downtown Sparta for book talks and performances. We welcome new members and those who enjoy books, authors, and the creative process. A full list of our events and workshops available on our website.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlleghanyWriters/ Twitter: @AlleghanyWrites
If you love to flatfoot, clog, square dance or just tap your foot to old time mountain music, the Alleghany Jubilee is where you want to be! We are open year-round with a spacious wood dance floor and live mountain music every Tuesday and Saturday night. Taps allowed! The Jubilee is in the historic Spartan Theater building at 25 North Main Street in downtown Sparta, a small town nestled in the mountains of northwest North Carolina. We are handicap-accessible and family-oriented. Alcohol is strictly prohibited. Kids are always welcome! Come join the fun!
Barn Quilts by Walt
When Walt McMillan retired, he wanted something to do with his time. He got interested in the brightly colored quilt squares that adorn barns and old buildings all across rural North Carolina. After a little research, he started painting some of his own and now his work is in high demand. You can email McMillan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blue Ridge Woodcrafters
Using native wood, Blue Ridge Wood Crafters bring the natural beauty of the mountains into your home. Wood varieties such as oak, poplar, walnut and wormy chestnut are hand crafted into home accessories and furniture pieces as beautiful as they are durable and useful. Browse our selection of handmade wooden accessories and furniture for your own home or to be given as a cherished gift for family or friend. Then call or contact us by email for purchases or for answers to your questions.
Carolina Farm Table
Carolina Farm Table, formerly Designs in Wood, is a custom furniture shop which specializes in farm tables, hutches and other hand crafted pieces for the home. John and Penny Ulery began Designs In Wood in 1972 in San Diego, California. They moved to Sparta in 1980, and bought the remaining half of the old Lowe’s Hardware building next to the law enforcement center at the corner of East Doughton and Alleghany Street, where the shop still currently resides.
Pottery originals from Robin and Daniel Cater. Visit their studio or shop in local shops to see their original works. Robin and Daniel Cater create functional and sculptural clay works. You can see their work at their gallery Mangum-Cater on Main in Sparta, North Carolina.
The life of Delta Peterson is a patchwork of art, accomplishment, and achievement. Her work has been exhibited at multiple local galleries and she has been recognized with a variety of awards. For Delta, quilting taps into her pride in workmanship, her appreciation of beauty, and strong ties to her heritage. Both artisan and business professional, she is the founder of the Alleghany Quilters Guild and a member of the North Carolina Quilters Guild, the American Quilters Society, the Alleghany Arts Council, and the Alleghany Chamber of Commerce.
Mangum-Cater on Main
Ceramic Art Studio and Gallery located in downtown Sparta, NC. Combining over 50 years of clay experience. We carry Sculptural, Decorative and Functional pottery in oxidation and reduction fired glazes.
Address: 24 S Main St, Sparta, NC 28675
Music on Main
The Music on Main street party is back for its fourth year in Downtown Sparta, and you're invited! Beginning June 7, and every 1st Friday through September, explore downtown restaurants, merchants, and art galleries as they open their doors to live music, demonstrations, and special sales.
Telephone: (336) 372-5473
New River Artisans
New River Artisans is a premier provider of world-class, fully custom hand-tufted wool rugs to the trade. We are pleased to be known as an authoritative and trustworthy partner in the design community.
Pottery by Jes
Making wheel thrown and hand built pottery since 2011!
Pottery Place of Sparta
Featuring: pottery, photography, watercolors, slumped glass, intaglio prints, quilts, and porch quilts. Featured Artists: Tim Lewis - turned wood items; Walt McMillan - barn quilts; Martha Honaker - felted objects; Cindy Pardue - warm glass techniques.
Fine Art & Crafts, Antiques/Junktique, Framed Prints, Painted Furniture, Accessories & Custom Painted Clothing, Paint Couture! Furniture Paint & Accessories, Faux Finishes, Murals, Lettering, Home Portraits, Decorative Painting Studio, Gift Items, Puzzles, Art Instruction Est. 1975 Artist & Designer Chris Elliott-Davis Real Estate Office. Open by Class Schedule or Appointment Only. Please call 336.372.7111
Fine jewelry and sculpture by silversmith Pam Sundstrom. Demonstrations of hammer forming techniques.
The Dance Place
The Dance Place is a 32 year old studio for professional dance lessons in Sparta, NC. Our instructors are passionate about dancing and fully dedicated to sharing the experience with others. Our philosophy is inclusive: we have classes that we aim to be fun and educational, and we're happy to accommodate students of all skill levels. Browse the following pages to learn more about our dance instructors, the classes we offer and some special events we're hosting this year. If you want to get moving, call us at 336-372-2473 or contact us to sign up today!
Address: 665 S Main St Trojan Village Shopping Center Sparta, NC 28675
Telephone: (336) 372-2473
Three Crows Metalworks
Our jewelry is crafted from high quality sterling silver, copper and bronze, and we often integrate precious and semi-precious stones into our designs. Also, we frequently use recycled metals and high quality cultivated stones for our work, which have a lower environmental impact without sacrificing beauty or quality.
Voices of Alleghany
Voices of Alleghany is a public forum for poetry and stories written and read by people in Alleghany County.
Will Fernandez Art
His paintings are impressionistic with a bold a use of light and shadows and dramatic perspectives. He is also a sculptor working in wood, stone, paper mache and ceramics with subject matter ranging from animals, sea life and many versions of the human form. His work is known for its movement, humor and sensual undertones.