The Visit Hickory Metro team encourages visitors and locals to explore the Hickory Metro region carefully and safely. The state of North Carolina has lifted all mass gathering limits at this time but encourages individuals to still practice the three W's - Wear, Wait, Wash. People who are fully vaccinated can do all of the things that they did before the pandemic. Those unvaccinated, should still wear a mask in public indoor settings & public outdoor settings when they cannot maintain social distance. To learn more about what our area is doing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 click below. 

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Hamilton Williams Gallery & Studio


Hamilton Williams is an artisan gallery and studio nestled in the foothills of Western North Carolina. The studio creates small-batch handmade pottery inspired by the rugged natural beauty of their Appalachian home. The gallery exhibits their pottery work along with a curated collection of imaginative, handmade goods provided by local and regional artists. Hamilton Williams also offers hands-on clay workshops, complimentary gift-wrapping, and bridal & gift registry, as well as utilization of the gallery space for events.