Kress Emporium, Asheville

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Gift & Specialty Shop · Hidden Gem · Shopping
Our Philosophy

Love Art. We Do.

Winston Churchill did. When asked to sell England's national treasures, to finance the war effort, he replied,

"Hell no, What do you think we are fighting for?"

We believe a well-made piece of jewelry, clothing, furniture, sculpture, painting or object d'art will endure and appreciate.

This is a showcase for beautiful expression. This is not a museum or a gallery, but a retail establishment where objects of beauty are sold for your enjoyment.

Asheville's Kress Emporium showcases the work of over 80 regional artists and crafts people along with a wide selection of fine antiques and collectibles. Built in 1928, the historic Kress Building is an outstanding architectural landmark with its rich ceramic tile and neoclassic motifs.
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  • We like places that feature local art and artists, and this place is one of several in Asheville that showcase many artists. We actually forgot about this place and were about to walk right be it...  more »
  • We stopped in here for a while on our first afternoon in Asheville. It would be a great cold / rainy day activity. It is a large space on one of the main blocks just off downtown. It has main...  more »
  • This was a fun place full of beautiful local arts and crafts. Lots of really unique finds and great gift selections. I could spend all day looking at all of the cool art pieces.
  • What a cool place. Tons of art vendors. Better prices than I have seen other places. We got two pieces of art for our new home. Great place.

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