BLUE SPIRAL 1 presents work by exceptional artists and object makers in a light-filled, 15,000 square-foot gallery spans three floors connected by an open stairway in the heart of downtown Asheville. This spacious setting allows Blue Spiral 1 to offer considerable diversity, affording accessibility to various tastes and aesthetics.
Blue Spiral 1 maintains an extensive exhibition schedule, presenting over 15 shows annually — often featuring 4-5 simultaneously within various venues inside the gallery. Thematic group exhibitions and individual artist showcases rotate on the lower two levels five times a year, while Blue Spiral 1's upper level features a wide array of works by nearly 100 regularly represented artists including Dean Allison, Alex Gabriel Bernstein, Rick Beck, John L. Cleaveland, Jr., Julyan Davis, Dustin Farnsworth, Patti Quinn Hill, Robyn Horn, Duy Huynh, Robert Johnson, Jan Kransberger, Charles Ladson, Stoney Lamar, John Littleton + Kate Vogel, Mitchell Lonas, Andrew Moore, Matt Moulthrop, Philip Moulthrop, Ward H. Nichols, Brad Sells, Suzanne Stryk and Scott Upton.
The gallery proudly represents the estate of Will Henry Stevens (1881-1949), an early 20th century modernist inspired by spirituality in nature. His highly regarded oils and pastels are included in over 40 museum collections throughout the United States. An area in Blue Spiral's upper level is dedicated to an ongoing and changing display of available works from the Stevens estate.
T E S T I M O N I A L S
"This is the best gallery I have ever been in outside of major cities. The gallery management has a great eye for diverse and interesting work. If you like art and sometimes collect art for your home, do not miss this gallery if you are in Asheville." - Gene on Trip Advisor
"It is like an art museum with price tags. Very large gallery with works from all kinds of artists. My husband commented it would be worth visiting even if they charged admission." - The Go Bird on Trip Advisor
"My favorite &, in my humble opinion, the BEST gallery in Asheville, NC. This is a fine art/craft gallery that really makes it moot to distinguish between the 2 since it showcases both in such a seamless way as to suggest one cannot be fully appreciated without the other. A huge space, you could spend a couple hours moving through the thoughtful galleries & talking with the friendly staff." - Kat G on Yelp