The Red House Gallery and Studios are located at 101 Cherry Street in Black Mountain, NC. The Red House is operated by the Swannanoa Valley Art League, the region’s longest established group of community artists, started in 1967 at Black Mountain's historic Monte Vista Hotel.


Mary Gilbert, who was attending a luncheon, was struck by the unusual abundance of creative expression blossoming in this group of women. A noted artist from Pennsylvania who had retired to Black Mountain, Mrs. Gilbert lost no time in urging her fellow artists to form the Swannanoa Valley Art League (SVAL) providing opportunities for regular displays of members' work. Our present venue on Cherry Street takes its name from the Red Farmhouse next to the Monte Vista where our Gallery was located for over 12 years. Our membership extends to the Asheville area arts community, and has established itself as an integral part of Western North Carolina's art community. Additionally, the SVAL is a 501(c)(3) non-profit with an art education mission, especially teaching and inspiring youth in the arts.

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