Galleries & Greenhouses


Alta Vista Gallery

2839 Broadstone Road | Valle Crucis, NC 28691

Alta Vista Gallery

Gleaming original wood floors beckon you to casually wander through the fine art gallery, enjoying the works of over 200 artists from around the world and around the corner. Many of the gallery artists, such as B. Jean Baird and Louise Pinto, live very nearby yet are recognized in galleries across the country. Other artists are internationally famous, such as ALVAR of Spain, Boulanger of Bolivia, and folk artist Will Moses, great-grandson of renowned artist ” Grandma Moses.”

If you are looking for a mountain landscape painting or print, Alta Vista Gallery is the place to visit, with the largest selection in the area – ranging from the highly detailed watercolors of B. Jean Baird and prints of William Mangum, to the impressionist oils of Alta Vista owner, Maria Santomasso-Hyde.

The gallery also shows an eclectic mix of subjects, styles, and mediums in originals and prints – as well as fine crafts, including glass, pottery, jewelry, and kaleidoscopes.

River Cross Market

Hwy 194 | Valle Crucis, NC 28691


River Cross Market houses a collection that is handmade in America. The selections include: potter, jewelry, handbags, birdhouses, glass, metal, garden accessories, painting, photography and a fun selection for children.