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Major Announcement

Falling Rivers Gallery has lost its lease on our current building. The owners have sold the building and we have to move out by the middle of July. Your last chance to buy great art and unique gifts at our current location will be June 30th.

The Stanly Arts Guild is currently searching for a new facility to host our retail store, workshops and art shows. It may take a few months  to find a new place and get settled, but we are committed to keeping visual arts alive in Stanly County.

Meanwhile, our workshops continue for June and a few artists are having inventory reduction sales to make it easier to relocate. So stop by the gallery, check up on progress, and continue to be a part of the visual arts in Albemarle.

We’ll keep you posted here and on Facebook as we make progress toward opening in a new building.

Albemarle’s Art Gallery

Falling Rivers Gallery is Albemarle’s premier location for one-of-a-kind works of art, jewelry, gifts, cards, prints, and fine craft items. Home of the Stanly Arts Guild, the Gallery serves the community by providing both a creative and educational venue. Workshops, special shows, and art exhibits are an important part of the art gallery and are scheduled throughout the year.

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A little about our artists –

Approximately 35 artists and fine crafters have their original work in Falling Rivers Gallery. Artists are from Stanly and surrounding counties. As a cooperative art gallery, the artists also staff the gallery, and are always willing to talk about their work.

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A quick summary of our art –

Our gallery has a great selection of artistic items for all tastes and budgets – many of which make great gifts. We have jewelry, pottery, fused glass,and wood for decorating yourself or your shelves. There are oil, pastel, acrylic and watercolor paintings as well as photography and copper repousse to decorate your walls.We also have locally-made soap, lotion, jam and honey. Many art pieces have a local flavor reflecting Stanly County and North Carolina landmarks.

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You can find out more on this website –

Please check out the rest of our website for more information on our art gallery. We have additional pages on our artists, our events and our art guild. Sign up for our e-mails on gallery happenings. And please stop by and check us out!