The Gallery at Flat Rock
Art abounds throughout Henderson County, from the Art on Main festival each year to the sculpture trails at the Kellogg Center. The way many artists make their living, of course, is by selling their work to the public, at shops such as The Gallery at Flat Rock, located on Greenville Highway in the heart of the village.
“... what was once the school’s cafeteria is now the gallery space. Previous occupants have used it as a gallery too, and apparently legendary pianist George Winston once held a concert there."
The Gallery offers works from a closely curated collection of artists in media ranging from painting to glass to fibers. Owner Suzanne Camarata opened the gallery in 2015, after a career in photography. In fact, her initial plan in moving to Henderson County was to become a dedicated pet photographer (inspired in part by Brown Dog, her loyal companion and the gallery’s official mascot) but it didn’t take her long to begin transitioning her space into a fine arts gallery, one that now represents about 60 varied local artists.
It’s an interesting space, too. It’s very light and bright, a cheerful place to browse the many
displays. The building itself is one of the few remaining structures of the former Flat Rock High School, which closed in 1967, and what was once the school’s cafeteria is now the gallery space. Previous occupants have used it as a gallery too, and apparently legendary pianist George Winston once held a concert there.
Beyond the works for sale, The Gallery at Flat Rock hosts a variety of artist talks, workshops and special events such as their annual preview party for the springtime “Art in Bloom” festival. They also offer “art advisory services” to businesses and organizations interested in adding curated art to their offices or public spaces.
How to Find It
The Gallery at Flat Rock is located at 2702A Greenville Highway, about 10 minutes from downtown Hendersonville.
Web site: http://galleryflatrock.com/
Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/dr77qmtPW8JPzyhP8