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166 Everett Street                        Bryson City, NC 28713                                      828-488-3638                                                                                                                                         
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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    2023

  • Saturday                               May 27th                    Memorial Day Weekend

  • Saturday                               July 1st                        Independence Day Weekend

  • Saturday                               September 3rd          Labor Day Weekend

  • Saturday                               October 7th              Columbus Day Weekend 


      Special Events 2022 & 2023

 Annual End of Season Sale 2023     November 24th & 25th   Black Friday & Saturday     Free

Smoky Mountain Arts Festival 2023      October 7-9th                  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.

Visit with Resident Artists

Brian Hannum ~ Poet, musician & photographer

Zella Jackson Hannum ~ Painter & photographer

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 designers, Allyson Gernandt & Lee Bender along with our Cherokee artists Charlene McCoy, Brendon Lee and his mom.  Chat with Award winning glass sculptor Bonnie Smith and view her latest masterworks.

Additional Featured Artists

Photographers:    Drew Campbell, George Evans, Terry Barnes, & Doug Cavanah

Painters:     Sun Sohovich, Kurt Reffner, Christine Schlageter, Gary George, & Robert Boynton.

Glass Artist:   Gayle Haynie

Gourde Artist:   Noble Feather

Leather Artisan:   Margie Hampton

Hand-Made Dolls by Gerri

Hand-Painted Art Cards:   Patti Coulter

Wood Sculptors:    Russ and Jason Hart

Metal Sculptor:    Donnie Wanner

Jade Sculptor:   Lyle Sopel

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

E-mail Zella at to confirm you 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

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"Blue Balsam Ridge Sunrise" By Zella Jackson Hannum

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