art in the park

@ Gorges state park 

Please scroll down for an important message about COVID-19


Please read this important announcement regarding COVID-19


In light of Governor Cooper’s state of emergency declaration and guidance regarding canceling or postponing large gatherings in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, Art in the Park has been canceled until further notice.

While we are disappointed not to be able to offer this experience right now, the health and safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff is always our first priority. We will announce a new date as soon as it is safe to do so.

Art in the park is a celebration of our natural world

Come join us for a chance to enjoy local WNC artists and their work on display at the 3rd annual Art in the Park! As our park and visitors center are set in such a majestic piece of our natural world, the artwork will focus exclusively on landscape and wildlife art featuring scenes of western North Carolina.  Painting, photography, pottery and glass fine art will be on view and available to add to your home collection. 


FREE Entry + Activities

As always, Art in the Park boasts free parking and entry. 

Speak with Artists

Painters, photographers, potters, glass artists will be around the event available to talk about their work.

Support the Artists

Take a new piece home to add to your collection and forever remember that your purchase supported a local artist.  

Event Schedule + Location


10:00 AM Event Begins

4:00 PM Event Ends



10:00 AM Event Begins

4:00 PM Event Ends

Gorges State Park Visitors Center

Art in the Park will take place at the Gorges State Park Visitors Center in Sapphire, NC on April 24, 2020.

See the map at right for specific directions.

976 Grassy Ridge Road
Sapphire, NC 28774

GPS: 35.0960, -82.9510



artist information

Thank you for your interest in the 3rd Annual Art in the Park show at Gorges State Park! Please review the attachments below and don’t hesitate to ask any questions if you have any!