The Museum, with the assistance of its volunteer docents and support from the Asheville Area Section of the American Institute of Architects, is proud to be a regional affiliate partner sponsoring the WNC Regional Scholastic Art Awards each year. Students in grades 7–12 from all across Western North Carolina are invited to submit work for this special juried competition. The Museum works with the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers to facilitate regional judging of student artwork and to recognize our community’s burgeoning artistic talent.
In early spring each year, award winners are featured in an exhibition and are honored at a ceremony. Regional Gold Key recipients’ work is sent to the national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition hosted by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers.
Groups of students, adults, and family or friend groups with children are invited to schedule an interactive Virtual Visit to the Museum! Led by volunteer docents with Museum staff, our inquiry-based, conversational Virtual Visits introduce the Museum’s galleries with a 3D tour and challenge visitors to hone their observation skills. Click to learn more about Virtual Visits for students, Virtual Visits for adults, or Virtual Visits for families.
Open daily 11am–6pm. Late-night Thursdays until 9pm; closed Tuesdays. Overall capacity is limited, and timed admission tickets are required to ensure safe attendance. Online ticketing is strongly encouraged; limited walk-in tickets may be available.