ABOUT  TAUPE  gallery 

Our gallery began in 2010 from the joy and excitement that we felt after visiting several artists and showings here in the Appalachian region of western North Carolina. When we decided to embark on this adventure, we wanted to open a contemporary art gallery with edgy products, just a tad away from traditional pottery and paintings.

Another goal of ours was to visit as many artists as possible, find out how they work and hand pick them for our shop. Our selection guideline is simply stated, “If we like it, we can sell it!”

Taupe Gallery is an unexpected surprise. The vignettes of clay, paintings, glass, and jewelry converge into a warm and inviting experience.

Taupe Gallery is the love of its purveyors Jim Lyall and Steve Key. Together for 9 years, they have explored the foothills and mountain region of North Carolina. The culmination of their quests is a varied array of hundreds of artists they meet and collaborate with to bring you the creations you seek. While we showcase artists from all over the country, easily 65% of them are located in the Western North Carolina mountains and foothills.

Jim and Steve, individually or together are on site to welcome you. Any questions about the works displayed are answered with stories and a smile. Visiting Taupe Gallery lifts your spirit by the art you observe and the engaging conversations.

Visitors to our gallery often comment that they have never seen a collection of artists and their works this unique in any other gallery and that we have a great eye for finding pieces that are unconventional and special. One of our guidelines is to offer only handcrafted, one-of-a-kind works.


305 Tenth Street
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659
+1 336 990 0148

Patrons have been overheard saying:

"I had no idea such a wonderful gallery existed here!"

"This is the kind of space you see in a big city without all the stuffiness."

"I had no idea what I wanted until Jim and Steve listened to what I had in mind."

These comments and countless others are the results of Jim and Steve making art something you talk about, touch, photograph, and experience in your home. The cold, antiseptic, stand off and gasp at the price is the complete opposite attitude of Taupe Gallery. Walking in, you immediately feel the colors, textures, and comfort of walking into the home of a friend. Jim and Steve welcome you to take pictures and experience the art.

Talk about taking a road trip now for an adventure you will enjoy.

Taupe is worth the trip.

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