Gallery and Studio

Showcasing Arts & Crafts

Made In The Mountains

What we are about

Our little brick building is the home of David's Handy Work where he makes concrete textile pottery and recycled pallet wood products in the studio. The Sweetwater Gallery part of the building is dedicated to the display of art objects hand made by locals in the Smoky Mountains.  

A group of 16 creative people has brought their talents together for an interesting browse of the wares they offer buyers of distinction.  Enjoy perusing through the variety of arts and crafts.  Inquire about classes to help develop your creative side. 

We are all about customer convenience so give us a call if you need us to stay open later to accommodate your schedule.  With advance notice we open for groups traveling in our area.

Read more about us below.



Sweetwater Gallery is the home and studio of David's Handy Work.  David Allen Dick is the resident artist and owner.  

He creates hand draped textile concrete pottery and utilitarian pieces of reclaimed wood. His juried creations are seen at popular festivals.


Artist 2 ~ L. LEE HOLLAND

Lee is also a resident artist and owner of SG&S,  She is a singer/songwriter who makes jewelry and enjoys acrylic and multi-media art.  Her CD recordings are available.  2019 special events will include entertainment. The picture features Lee with Patricia Dick for whom the memorial barn quilt was dedicated.  


Sweetwater Gallery & Studio is listed on the Clay County Barn Quilt Block Tour.  "Patricia's Pillow" is mounted on the exterior of the building.  Pick up a flyer about our inspirational story and a map listing other quilt blocks displayed within the beautiful mountain countryside .


Estelle Schwarz


An extraordinary pastel artist, Estelle is equally adept at the fine twigs in a landscape or translucent whiskers on her kitties. Originals of your pets are available by consignment. 

Janet Smith


This lovely lady is a multi media and pottery artist.  From her statues to wall hangings she expresses herself uniquely.  Her sweet little faces may remind you of someone.

Christine Golden


Truly a golden girl with shiny red hair Christine enjoys painting with acrylic and watercolor.  We have several of her originals adorning our walls.  



Future events are planned so click on the link "Classes" above for the calendar of events.  You may also submit the Get In Touch" form below. We will email you details. 

Deborah Ledwin


Retired after 35 years as an operating room nurse, Deborah still loves details and crafting is what she loves to do now.  Her bracelets of viking weave are one of her specialties. Buy one or join her class to make one of your own.  Sign up!

Southern Cross Alpaca


The farm is only a few short minutes away where you can meet these lovely animals.  Donna and Chuck Burks care for them like babies. They are sheered locally. We carry bagged fiber and carpets. 

More Artists

Billie Shelburn


  • Billie is a resident artist at the John C Campbell Folk School.  Her talent is renown in all art media.  Her work is featured here in SG&S as well as her own gallery.  Inquire about future classes. 

Dawn Constantine


  •  Dawn is a fiber artist of fashion articles and also a maker of unique jewelry.  You will love bracelets and rings of guitar strings and earrings of guitar picks.  No wonder, her husband is a famous musician and we have  Dr. Paul Constantine's CDs.  

Linda Vanderlaan


  • Linda is adept at many forms of art and craft.  From vibrant oils, watercolors and acrylics to bright, sturdy baskets, or hand sculpted and painted gourds. She patiently teaches classes so you can weave autumn corn or tree angels, too.  

Becky J'Tineant


  • Cross Stitch is not for the faint of heart.  It is an endeavor no matter the size of the project.  Both sewing and embroidery it is a labor of love for endless hours.  Wait until you see Becky's albums.

David Sigman


  • This guy is sharp!  Not only his attire but his knife letter openers he hand crafts.  His woodworking of large, medium, and small boxes, is just exquisite.  A craftsman extraordinaire. 

Vickie Gibson


  • Vickie's artwork is full of energy.  She calls it Wood Mania Fractal Burns.  Art  that is dangerously designed by the force of 2,000 volts of electricity etched into wood.  Bravely beautiful. 


November 7 - 8 - 9 - 10

Open Thursday-Friday-Saturday and SUNDAY

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November 7 - 8 - 9 - 10

Open Thursday-Friday-Saturday and SUNDAY

Th  Fr  Sa  from  11 am to 4 pm

Sunday  1  to  4 pm

November 16

Saturday November 16

Event 5 pm - 7 pm

Blairsville Civic Center

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November 16

Saturday November 16

We will be closing early today

Gallery Hours are 11 to 2

Join us at the 

American Cancer Society/Relay For Life  Survivors' Fashion Show in Blairsville at the Civic Center,  Cost $10  and includes a lite dinner.

Event 5 pm - 7 pm

Blairsville Civic Center


November 24 through December 4

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November 24 through December 4

We wish you and yours a memorable ThanksGiving! 

November 29

Black Friday at the Beal

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November 29

Black Friday at the Beal

In the center of Hayesville Square is the Historic Courthouse Beal Center.  Local businesses are holding a special presentation collection of items for your holiday pleasure.  Open to the public. 10 am to 4pm.  Shop early for Christmas.

December 5


Open at 11 am - Celebration begins at 3 PM to 7 PM

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December 5


The Gallery opens at 11 am.  Lite refreshments will be available after 3 pm.  Come celebrate our first anniversary and the Christmas Season.  We have appreciated you business the past year.

Open at 11 am - Celebration begins at 3 PM to 7 PM

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Sweetwater Gallery And Studio

40 Breckenridge Drive, Hayesville, North Carolina 28904, U S A

(828) 316-8643


Thursday: 11am - 4pm

Friday:  11am - 4pm


Sunday Thru Wednesday -  Closed

Hours Available by appointment