To be a driving force in the revitalization of cultural interest while creating a venue for individuals in the field of visual arts and to bring a focused awareness of arts and crafts centered in the Foothills of North Carolina.
We propose to meet this mission through outreach programs designed to create an awakening of visual art appreciation for all age groups in Gaston County, thereby enhancing the quality of life for all the citizens of our community.
Arts on Main is a cooperative effort between the City of Gastonia, the Gaston County Art Guild and many artists of various disciplines.
Stop by and see our talented artists at work, stroll through the gallery, and pick up the perfect souvenir or gift from our gift shop. Every piece in our gallery and gift shop is handmade and one of a kind made by a local artist.
Make Arts on Main your destination today!
The Gaston County Art Guild is proud to have a 2200 sq. ft. gallery located at Arts on Main. The Gallery hosts four shows a year and accepts submissions from Guild members and non-members alike. The Gallery has no admission fee and is open to the public. In addition, the Guild offers a designated area in our main gallery that can be rented, for a nominal fee, by those members who want to be a featured artist.
Nancy Carroll Kennedy: