Fresh, contemporary art and ideas enter the Warren Wilson Art Department through the doors of the Holden Gallery. Art exhibitions, artist talks, informal panel discussions, readings, and other events are scheduled with the intention of providing a gathering place for the sharing of ideas and creative work. All events are free and open to the public. Holden Gallery also serves as the venue for the graduating student exhibitions in the spring, and the faculty exhibitions.

The Elizabeth Holden Gallery at Warren Wilson College was established in 1986 as a part of the Holden Visual Arts Center. The Center and the Gallery were named for former Warren Wilson College President Reuben A. Holden and his wife Elizabeth W. Holden.


Exhibition proposals (accompanied by images and a resume) are welcome and should be addressed to:

Art Department
Warren Wilson College
PO Box 9000
Asheville, NC 28815

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Holden Art Center

701 Warren Wilson Road
Swannanoa, NC 28778
(828) 771-3038
Hours: Mon – Fri, 10–4, Sat 1-5