Art and Architecture Walking Tours of Hendersonville returns in 2020

Press release from Arts Council of Henderson County:

The schedule for the free Art and Architecture Walking Tours of Hendersonville offered by the Arts Council of Henderson County for 2020 has been released. The 90-minute tours depart on Saturdays at 9:00 a.m. from in front of the Center for Art & Inspiration at 125 South Main Street in Hendersonville. All tours are free of charge and no pre-registration is required. The first tour of 2020 will be on March 21.

In addition to the popular Downtown tours, this year the Arts Council has added walks of the Historic West Side. These monthly tours will begin at the Henderson County Library at 301 Washington Street and depart on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. The first West Side Tour will be on May 20; all the Art and Architecture Walking Tour dates through October can be found at the Arts Council of Henderson County website ( or

Tours are led by Arts Council board member Doug Gelbert who has created over 400 architectural tours in towns across the United States and Canada. He is co-author of How About Them Apples? Be in the Know in Hendersonville and teaches the architectural course, “What House Style Is That?” at Blue Ridge Community College.

Does your group want a private Tour? Contact the Arts Council to make arrangements. Can’t make the Tour but still want to know everything there is to know about art and architecture in Hendersonville? Pick up the book Hiding in Plain Sight in Hendersonville at the Center for Art & Inspiration.

As always, dogs are welcome to accompany their well-behaved owners on the Art and Architectural Walking Tours.

What does the Arts Council of Henderson County do?
The Arts Council of Henderson County is a community organization that promotes, advocates for, and nurtures the arts in Henderson County and western North Carolina. This September the Arts Council will celebrate its seventh decade of presenting Art on Main, recognized as one of the 200 Best Shows in America for Fine Art & Design.

For additional information about the Arts Council and its Art and Architecture Walking Tours contact the Council by phone at (828) 693-8504 or by email at

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