Grace Art Gallery

Current Exhibit: Art Camp

Our current exhibit features the many creations of our Summer Art Camp artists, ranging from third through eighth grade! Be sure to check out their work on display in the Gallery and the children's hallways!

16th Annual Juried Art Exhibition

Save the Date! The 16th Annual Juried Show is coming up this Fall. Online submissions begin September the 1st and the deadline for submissions is October 17, 2018 and the Opening Reception is November 3, 2018.

Grace Centre Gallery, Mills River, NC proudly presents the 16th Annual Juried Art Exhibition!

We accept all mediums and all types of visual artists with 2D and 3D work. All art must be ready to hang or display.

Apply and submit artwork online beginning September 1st at

Deadline for entries is October 17, 2018.

Submissions are $10 per work sample, max of 2 pieces submitted. All fees will be donated to charity.

Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 6:30pm
Cash prizes & multiple awards including Best Emerging Artist.

Virginia Derryberry of UNC-Asheville

For more information contact Molly Angel at

Proceeds benefit Least of These to serve Asheville’s homeless population. More info at

Curious about the story behind the history of exhibitions?

The Gallery at Grace Centre uniquely features the work of artists in western North Carolina. The Gallery, which is owned and supported by Grace Mills River, is designed to help establish the work of new and emerging artists.

Displaying art through more than 1,000 square feet of beautifully lit wall space, Grace Mills River’s vision and desire is to build relationships with artists in the community by recognizing and encouraging the essential role art plays in our unique culture. We care deeply about the art and the artist.

For more than a decade, Grace Mills River has displayed the work of hundreds of local artists across a wide range of media. In addition to solo and group shows, we also exhibit an annual fine art juried show.

We try to make the artist’s experience as seamless and convenient as possible. Once a work (or exhibition) is selected, the artist is invited to an opening reception hosted by Grace Mills River and attended by many from our community. We also promote the events through our website, bulletins, and email updates. Because Grace Centre is also the home of Grace Mills River, the gallery generates a good deal of traffic -- as many as 600 people view an exhibition each week.

In this video, one of our early curators explains the mission behind the Grace Gallery. juried14 from Graceworks Media on Vimeo.

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Grace Mills River is delighted to welcome artists from the greater WNC community to show their work in the gallery. Artwork and artist statements in Grace Centre Gallery do not necessarily represent the values and beliefs of Grace Mills River.