Visual Arts

Current & Coming Exhibits & Events

Emiko Goodman Retrospective Exhibit

On display through Saturday, August, 25th

Available for viewing each Thursday & Friday in August between 12-6 pm. (or by appointment)

Foothills Arts Council Gallery

Emiko was born in southern Japan in a beautiful, rural area surrounded by scenic mountains.  Her love of drawing and art began at an early age, and she continues to paints today at the young age of 92.  During the Korean War, Emiko met and married stationed soldier Ralph Goodman. They moved to Elkin in the 1950's.  Here, she continued to paint and quickly became a well-loved community member.  Then-Superintendent Mr. Carpenter asked Mrs. Goodman if she would teach art at Elkin High School.  Happily accepting the position, she taught there for 17 years.  Many of her students have lovely memories of her art classes, inspiring some to further their art careers.  She instructed her student's to pause, and observe the subjects of their work opening their eyes to the beauty of the world surrounding them. These lessons remain instilled in her students to this day.


Ron Storey

September 7-29

Foothills Arts Council Gallery

A solo exhibit featuring the ornithological photography of Elkin artist Ron Storey. Avid supporters of the arts Ron & Phyllis Storey would like to donate 100% of the sales from the exhibit to the Foothills Arts Council! 


Fall Into Fiber Festival

September 1, 10-6 pm

Carolina Heritage Winery


28th Annual Clifford Morrison Competition

October 5-27

Foothills Arts Council Gallery

A regional annual fine art and craft competition.


Stacey Griswell

November 2 through December 1

Foothills Arts Council Gallery

A solo exhibition of new paintings by local artist Stacey Griswell.



FAC Holiday Market

December 7, 5-9 pm (Live Holiday music 5-9 during Light up Elkin!)

December 8, 10-2 pm & 5-9 pm (Live Holiday music 5-9 pm)

December 9, 12-4 pm (Elkin Christmas parade 2 pm)

Coley Hall at The Liberty

Featuring 30 local and regional art and craft vendors, food, and beverage, and live holiday music performances.

Artist Directory



Katherine Ayers

Tammy Sawyer

Leslie Fesperman



Diana Heft

Bill & Corinne Graefe