Discover Bryson City’s Relaxed, Affordable Shopping Experience

Whether you are shopping for a small souvenir or furniture, unique arts and crafts or a pair of flip flops – you can find it all in Bryson City. Our town may be small but we offer a variety of stores. if we don’t have it, you probably don’t need it.

  • One Twenty Main

    Housed in a historic, renovated storefront in downtown Bryson City, One Twenty Main features the work of local artist Ashley Hackshaw as well as a selection of home décor items, journals, books, and art supplies.
  • The Cottage Craftsman

    Featuring only regional handcrafted items and artisans. Baskets, pottery, wood turned pieces, art and jewelry are only a few of the many treasures you will find at The Cottage Craftsman. Gourmet NC wine and cheeses with Saturday wine tastings in season. Now offering basket making classes, call for more information.
  • Local Handmade Pottery

    Working studio and gallery open to the public. Electric, gas, and wood fired functional pottery as well as raku and horsehair decorative pottery available for sale.
  • Gallery Zella

    Browse Gallery Zella’s Showrooms – 25 artists in 4 showrooms in the 104-year-old, newly restored Citizens Bank Building, a must-see downtown landmark. Original paintings by internally renowned masters as well as regional and local favorites. Sculptures and photography, plus unique gifts, books, artisan jewelry and decorative art. Meet the Artist Receptions throughout the year. Take a virtual tour of the showrooms.
  • Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center

    Stecoah Valley Center is home to an Artisans Gallery, an 11-week Summer Concert Series, a Fall Harvest Festival, the Schoolhouse Cafe (seasonal hours), and a variety of adult classes from cooking to arts and crafts as well as business and technical assistance for artists.
  • Bee Global Studio Gallery

    Welcome to Bee Global, a working candle studio offering distinctive, handcrafted beeswax creations. Since 1996, we have combined the finest natural beeswax with quality craftsmanship to produce Bee Glow lanterns, award winning beeswax ornaments and pillar candles. Tour our website,,or stop by and visit our gallery.
  • The Charles Heath Gallery

    The Charles Heath Gallery is the working studio and main gallery featuring the work of American Artist Charles Heath. Being a native to North Carolina, Charles has kept his focus on capturing the images and scenes that he grew up with. He uses a variety of mediums including pastel, acrylic, pen and ink, and photography. Full line custom framing also available.
  • Native American Craft Shop

    Located in Cherokee, North Carolina, the home of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, the Gallery sells limited edition giclée prints of the works of internationally known Native American artists and Western artists, as well as beautiful traditional and contemporary baskets, pottery and other works created by Cherokee and other Native American crafters.
  • Dogwood Crafters, Inc.

    A craft cooperative since 1976, Dogwood Crafters showcases the handmade treasures created by regional artisans who continue the old-time Appalachian craft traditions. You'll also find some modern translations of these arts and crafts in unique gifts, jewelry, Christmas ornaments, paintings, home décor, and more as well as a full schedule of heritage arts and crafts classes.
  • Art Explorations of WNC

    Art Explorations was designed to offer art classes for every one of all ages and skill levels or for those who just want to have fun trying something new. Instructor Melissa Owens is a flourishing artist who endeavors to share her love of art with others by passing along her gained knowledge of several art mediums including: acrylic painting, oil and pastel chalks, sketching, drawing, colored pencil and several other mediums and various crafting skills.
  • Art & Jewelry by Traditional Hands

    Authentic, high quality Native American wampum, turquoise, and silver jewelry handcrafted by General B. Grant (Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians) and other artists from different tribes. Also available are arts and crafts from Native American artists throughout North America and Canada; sculptures, paintings, knives, beadwork, pottery and much more.
  • Elizabeth Ellison Gallery

    Utilizing both traditional and oriental techniques -- and sometimes employing American Indian motifs -- Ms. Ellison depicts the varied wildflowers, animals, human inhabitants, and landscapes of the Smokies region. She was recently the subject of a "Carolina Camera" CBS-TV profile syndicated to affiliated stations throughout the eastern United States, and Elizabeth Ellison Watercolors was one of the establishments selected for inclusion in Fodor's Guide to the National Parks and Seashores of the East (1994).
  • Bryson City - Swain County
    Chamber of Commerce

    210 Main Street
    P.O. Box 509
    Bryson City, NC 28713

    Karen Proctor
    Executive Director



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