The Arrowhead Artists and Artisans League (A3L) is a 501(c)(3) and North Carolina non-profit corporation dedicated to promoting the arts in the Old Fort and surrounding communities, providing education in the arts to the citizens and visitors of Old Fort; ensuring local artist and artisans have opportunities to display their skills and work; and preserving the art of the area for future generations.
A3L runs the Arrowhead Gallery and Studios, a fully juried, members-only Gallery in downtown Old Fort. This Gallery is one of the largest by size in Western North Carolina, and boasts being home to over 40 artists and artisans from across the region. We offer art and pottery classes and various workshops, as well as affordable studio space for artists.
A3L has adopted the Old Fort Elementary School. Members donate supplies and time to support the Schools Art Club.
Funded by donations from the community, A3L members have painted a number of murals in and around the Town of Old Fort, including seven 6 foot by eight foot panels depicting the "Seven Wonders" of Old Fort - seven of the things to see and do in and around the Town.