Truly One Of A Kind.
One of a Kind Art Gallery, OOAK as it’s known to most folks, in the old Micaville Country Store building, represents over 150 local and regional artists. For eight years, they’ve worked tirelessly to exhibit and sell the finest local arts and crafts, as well as make the Gallery and Micaville, NC a destination for locals and tourists.
Walk through the front door, and you’ll find 2300 square feet of “Fine, Folk, and Funky Local Art”: pottery, jewelry, lamps, paintings, and so much more. Community is the cornerstone of their business. In addition to helping promote the local art community, they give back to the community at large, by offering sales space for several non-profits such as Shortbus Studio, an organization serving adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities, and Quilt Trails of Western North Carolina. Tourists come from around the country to see the handpainted quilt designs which have been placed on buildings across Yancey and Mitchell counties.
OOAK is home to the best Music Jam in the area every Saturday morning in the Gallery Loft. Local musicians come out to play music, meet friends, and entertain visitors and shoppers. Maples, the Sweet Spot Next Door, in the Gallery Annex completes our magic trio: Art, Music and Food. Maples offers up fine coffee, tea, and bakery items. Visitors can grab a hot drink and a snack to enjoy while they shop. Maples has been the driving force behind the addition of regular Thursday evening events from Thursday Concert Series to Third Thursday Poets Under the Maples.
OOAK has become a gathering place, a place people plan on meeting up with friends because there is always something delicious to eat and drink, always something happening, and always something beautiful to look at.