BE Artists Gallery in Banner Elk, North Carolina is a cooperative of artists who have joined together to open a gallery of fine arts and crafts in Banner Elk, North Carolina. We offer for sale to the public hand made objects of beauty and utility created by artists who live within a fifty-mile radius of Banner Elk.

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The  BE Artists Gallery reopens for the 2023 season on Thursday, April 20.  Regular hours during the spring 2023 season will be Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

(To schedule an appointment to visit the gallery on a day when we are not open, email, or call 828-898-6767.)

Latest News

Join us for a special Reopening Reception on Saturday, April 22, between 1 and 4 p.m.!  A number of our member and consignment artists will be on-hand to discuss their art — refreshments will be provided.

We’re on the Blue Ridge Craft Trails ~ The BE Artists Gallery and Historic Banner Elk School is one of the newest stops on the Blue Ridge Craft Trails, a major initiative of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area. Visit the Blue Ridge Craft Trails website at and plan a day (or several) exploring craft-based destinations in our mountains and foothills.

New Consignment Artists ~ We regularly welcome new consignment artists to BE Artists Gallery. Stop by and see new works this spring, as well as  fresh pieces from nearly 30 local artists.

Interested in becoming a Consignment Artist at the BE Artists Gallery? We are always looking for new artists! Click here to download a consignment application>

A Virtual Escape | Can’t be here in the mountains this season? You can escape to the town of Banner Elkvirtually. Click on the photo above to begin your virtual tour, created by BE Artist Todd Bush in collaboration with the Town of Banner Elk. We will be waiting to welcome you back in person when things get back to normal. To plan your future trip please visit

View our expansion project Phase I (completed in April 2018)>


The BE Artists Gallery is a cooperative art gallery operating in the Cultural Arts Center at the Historic Banner Elk School in downtown Banner Elk. Members offer their fine arts and crafts for sale, and work together to operate the gallery. We also represent the work of local consignment artists.

Currently on display: Paintings and drawings in oils, acrylics, and pastels; photography; graphic arts; pottery; jewelry; metalworks; fine furniture; woodturnings; wood carvings; fabric art, and more.


Meet Our Artists

We are an art cooperative with eight active members and more than 30 consignment artists. All artists reside in the High Country region. Member artists include: LouAnn Morehouse, Skip Sickler, Dick & Carol Larson, Tamara S. Randolph, Karen Dingo, Kimberly Tufts,  and Nysie Hurst. Read more about our member and consignment artists, and the art …


Visit the art gallery at the Historic Banner Elk School or email us at We welcome consignment artist applications throughout the year. Download an application (PDF) here.

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