166 Everett Street Bryson City, NC 28713 828-488-3638
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 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
Zella Jackson Hannum ~ Painter & photographer
Larry Jackson Underhill ~ Geologist & photographer
Brian Hannum ~ Poet, musician & photographer
Lorin Underhill ~ Gem & Jewelry Curator
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
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: Donnie Wanner
Jade Sculptor: Lyle Sopel
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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.