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Art Installation Courtesy of Dr. Jere & Mrs. Bonnie Smith
     Come & Join the Party at Gallery Zella
     Art     Music      Food      Wine     Demonstrations

       Noon - 3 pm    2024

  • Saturday                               May 25th                    Memorial Day Weekend

  • Saturday                               July 6th                       Independence Day Weekend

  • Saturday                               Aug 31st                      Labor Day Weekend

  • Saturday                               Oct 12th              Columbus Day Weekend

      Special Events 2024

   International Painting Workshops     Southern Spain May 16-25th   Join Jon & Zella     $600 Materials Incl.

Annual End of Season Sale 2024     November 29th & 30th   Black Friday & Saturday     Free

Smoky Mountain Arts Festival 2024      October 12-14th               Columbus Day Weekend      Free

Gallery Zella was established in 2016 with a handful of artists and artisans in an upstairs out-of-the way place.  Collectors found us, however, and thus began our odyssey to become a destination gallery for local residents as well as visitors from around the world.  Now we have over 25 Artists in 4 Showrooms in the former Citizens Bank Building at 166 Everett Street. Located in the Heart of Downtown Bryson City

Built in 1915, this newly restored historic building is a "must see landmark" filled with exquisite artwork by internationally  renowned masters, as well as regional and local favorites.

Our Gallery Family & Resident Artists

    Zella Jackson Hannum ~ Painter & photographer

    Larry Jackson Underhill ~ Geologist & photographer

    Brian Hannum ~ Poet, musician & photographer

  Lorin Underhill ~ Gem & Jewelry Curator

    Lexi ~ Vice President of Marketing & Social Media

We are a family-owned business founded by husband and wife, Brian and Zella January 2016. As we begin our 9th year 2024, Zella's eldest son Larry and his wife Lorin continue the founders' traditions of personal service and affordable high quality art, gifts, and jewelry. Larry and Lorin Underhill proudly begin their art creation & curating journey January 1st 2024.

Peruse masterworks of nature & visit with resident geologist Larry Jackson Underhill as he expertly explains our collection of gems and minerals. Larry hand selects choice mineral sculptures you will artfully display.

Listen and watch long-time local master painter, Jon Houglum paint one of his master artworks & describe his inspiration.

Visit with our master collagist, Wendy Cordwell as she demonstrates her fine art of collaging.

Then explore unique jewelry designs with local artisan jewelry designer, Allyson Gernandt along with our Cherokee artists Brendon Lee and his mom Violet.  Chat with Award winning glass sculptor Bonnie Smith and view her latest glass masterworks.

Additional Featured Artists

Photographer: Doug Cavanah

Painters:     Sun Sohovich, Curt Reffner, Christine Schlageter, Don Millsaps, & Robert Boynton.

Glass Artist:   Gayle Haynie, & Bonnie Smith.

Gourde Artist:   Noble Feather

Leather Artisan:   Margie Hampton

Hand-Made Dolls by Gerri

Hand-Painted Art Cards:   Patti Coulter & Deb Sholly

Wood Sculptors:    Russ and Jason Hart

Metal Sculptor:  Eric Johnson

Receive your coupon for $25 Off product purchase of $100 or more.

E-mail Larry at to confirm your attendance to an event or take our virtual tour to receive your valuable coupon!

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"Horse Pasture River" in NC's Gorges State Park by Brian  Hannum

Experience the world of our featured photographer, Brian Hannum at Gallery Zella.  Brian is a

mathematician by education, engineer by profession but an artist at heart.  After working over

30 years in industry, Brian and his wife, Zella moved to Bryson City 2015 to launch Gallery Zella.

Brian and Zella opened their doors Memorial Day Weekend 2016 and have enjoyed 8 successful

seasons. Visitors report that Gallery Zella is "The Best Art Gallery in Western North Carolina".

Join Brian Hannum composer, classical guitarist, seasoned amateur pianist, poet,

and fine art photographer. Hear his music, see his photographic art, and enjoy his

impromptu poetry readings... along with Zella and other talented artists at Gallery Zella today.

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" Wasser Bald"

  by Brian Hannum

Our Best Selling Custom
Wood Vases by The Hart
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"Blue Balsam Ridge Sunrise" By Zella Jackson Hannum

Click to find other exciting things to do while visiting in Bryson City, NC

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