Art Observation | Cherokee, NC

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Art Observation

An Artful Adventure.

For those who prefer the finer things in life, Cherokee offers a bounty of arts, crafts, and authentic culture to explore—and take home! Whether you’re here to see the Cherokee Voices Festival, the Open Air Indian Art Market hosted by Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual, Inc., or the exquisite arts and crafts created by local Cherokee artisans, if it’s Native American art you seek, Cherokee is where you’ll find it.

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Oconaluftee Indian Village

Explore the techniques and beauty behind the way Cherokee arts and crafts were created in the 18th century,with a visit to the Oconaluftee Indian Village. You can see live demonstrations, ask questions, and more!


Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual, Inc.

Known as the oldest Native American Cooperative, Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual, Inc. showcases the work of more than 250 members and is a must-see for anyone seeking authentic Cherokee arts and crafts. Here you can find beadwork, pottery, masks, baskets, and more.


Museum of the Cherokee Indian

This stunning and interactive experience with Cherokee history provides you a look at ancient art and artifacts. The Museum of the Cherokee Indian brings the art experience to life with Cherokee Friends within the Cherokee Experience. 


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