Special Events

Most events are free of charge and open to the public.
Those events that include a fee will be noted by a ($).

November 18th – 12:30 pm – 3 pm, Book Signing and Meet the Author with Doug Munroe, author of The Trees of Ashe County, North Carolina

December 1st – 5 pm – 8 pm Downtown West Jefferson Holiday Crawl & Opening Reception for the 2017 NC Watercolor Society Travel Exhibition

December 1st – January 17:  2017 NC Watercolor Society Travel Exhibition

Regular Events:


Join us on the first Friday of every month, from 6-9 pm, to create your own masterpiece with a professional artist. View the 2016 Workshop Schedule to see a complete listing. $30/person


On the second Friday of every month, from June-October, Florence along with the other galleries in and around downtown West Jefferson, keep our galleries open from 5-8 pm for the monthly Gallery Crawl. Free event.


On the fourth Sunday of every month, Florence Art School will be hosting an adult art education program.  This evening program is offered to the community free of charge.  Please join us for discussions and presentations on a range of topics in the arts including artist talks, art history, art collectors and more!


On most Thursdays the workshop area is used for open studio. Click here for more information about Open Studio and Open Studio dates.


Every once in a while an opportunity arises that we did not plan for, but cannot pass up – we call these “Spontaneous Art Happenings.’ If you would like to be notified of such events please sign up for our eNews or follow us on Facebook.