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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West Union Art Studios


We are group studio and gallery. We are an open studio and hope that you'll stop in, say hello and see how a piece is made from start to finish. We are located in Morganton, NC between Asheville and Charlotte and hold regular hours Wednesday-Saturday 10-6. West Union Art Studios, brings together artists, art culture, and community to Morganton, NC. The creative space supports many ceramic artists, painters, fiber artists and Signature Day program. You can support the artists at our retail gallery while you browse the store, purchase through our website or just stop in to say hi! As a premier art gallery in Morganton, West Union Art Studios promotes and showcases the work of over a dozen artists. Our work involves showcasing new and emerging artists alongside classic, well-established pieces. By providing a space in which to display and create their latest work, artists appreciate our role in sharing their creative aspirations with a wider audience. Come check us out for yourself.