Welcome to Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual, Inc. Who wouldn’t want a piece of Cherokee art to take home?
Cherokee art curators and collectors, rejoice. If you’re seeking authentic Cherokee arts and crafts, you’ve come to the largest home for it east of the Mississippi. Be it weaponry, the decorative beauty of beadwork, the intricate skill of finger weaving, or the sublime self-expression of wood and stone carving, it’s here, waiting to go home with you.
Timeless beauty captured in shape and texture.
In our world of mass production, it’s a welcome sight to behold something beautifully handmade in Cherokee. As you touch the smooth wood of the dramatic masks used in traditional dance rituals or the cool clay of the wedding jugs, you are reminded of the power of your own hands. Remember? Your fingers can do a lot more than navigate an iPhone touch screen or flip channels on a remote control. No reality TV here; this is a refreshing reality of a time past, preserved and carried on in the hands of present-day Cherokee craftsmen. Founded in 1946 with the purpose of preserving and advancing Cherokee arts and crafts, Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual, Inc. is the oldest and leading Native American Arts cooperative in the United States.
When and where to enjoy Cherokee arts and crafts:
Season: Open year-round. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.
Summer hours: (June–August): 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Sunday.
Winter hours: (September–May): 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Sunday. Closed Sundays in January and February.
Location: 645 Tsali Blvd. (Across the street from the Museum of the Cherokee Indian)
Admission: Showroom and gallery are FREE and open to the public during business hours.
Additional Cherokee Arts and Crafts Events
66th Anniversary Celebration
Open Air Indian Art Market
August 30, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.