Gift Shop  & Gallery

Exhibits - Classes - Programs - Library
Meeting Space - Pottery Studio

P.O. Box 334
301 N. Piedmont Ave.
Kings Mountain, NC 28086
Hours: Tues - Sat from 10 am to 4 pm

Admission is Free

704-739-5585 - after hours 803-448-4578

SASi is located in the historic Southern Railway Depot 
on the corner of N. Piedmont and Battleground Ave on NC 216, 
just two blocks north of downtown Kings Mountain

Southern Arts Society

Gift Shop & Gallery

Over 75 regional artists offering fine arts and crafts for sale in a variety of media 

painting, pottery, jewelry, photography, metal sculpture, woodwork, basketry, 

paper craft, glass, fiber and textiles (knit and crocheted items)

2018 Calendars “BARNS” on sale now

Call to reserve your Calendar for 2018.  

This is our limited edition silk screened calendar.

Southern Arts Society (SASi) Gift Shop & Gallery is located at 301 N. Piedmont Ave. at the intersection of Piedmont and Battleground Avenues, Kings Mountain, NC, in the historic Southern Railway Depot. 

SASi offers a gift shop, ongoing exhibits and art competitions, programs and classes 

in a variety of media for artists of all levels. 

Hours: Tues – Sat, 10 am to 4 pm. 

Admission is Free. 

For more information contact Southern Arts Society at 704-739-5585 or visit 

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SASi Calendar of Current Events

New Exhibit 

“Watercolor Impressions” Dwight Rose

Feb 14 thru April 6

SASi is proud to have Dwight Rose exhibiting in the Reavis Gallery. “Watercolor Impressions” will be on exhibit Feb 14 thru April 6. A public reception will be held Saturday March 10, from 6-8 pm to meet the artist. Rose began his career at Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida where he graduated and then taught. From 2001-2007 he lived in Doha, Qatar, teaching, traveling and painting throughout the Middle East and Asia. Since 2008 he has lived in Spartanburg, SC.  He teaches for Greenville Center for the Creative Arts and Spartanburg Art Museum, and has offered many regional workshops. His work is collected by the City of Greer, Spartanburg County Public Library, the Hobcaw Barony, and many private and corporate collectors. His career includes memberships with the National Watercolor Society and the SC WaterMedia Society.

Mar 10 Sat. – Reception for Dwight Rose “Watercolor Impressions” 6-8 PM

Free Event - Dress is Casual

March 19 Mon - Pottery Demonstration – Free Event

Spend the day with local potter Barry Lockman as he talks about a lifetime spent in pottery making from digging local clay, processing it to use, throwing pottery, making glazes from common sources and firing the finished product in a wood fired kiln. Watch Barry throw pottery standing at the wheel, making the entire process look effortless having over 40 years of experience in his craft. Drop by the Pottery Studio Monday March 19th from 10 am to 12 noon and from 1 pm to 4 pm.  In July, Barry will be the featured artist on Our State Magazine’s new video series “Meet the Maker” on  This event is free and open to the public.

 March 20 Tues – Shutter Light Photography Group Meeting

James Winn will talk about shooting nighttime landscapes.  James has been a member of the ShutterLight Photography club for several years and is passionate about photography.  His main interests are landscapes and wildlife.  Photographing images for more than half a century, he is just as excited about it today as he was in the beginning.  James will be discussing photographing landscapes at night that includes the stars of the night sky. He will talk about equipment, camera settings and a general concept of start to finish procedures.  James will bring 13” by 19” prints demonstrating this type of photography to show us. This meeting is open to the public. Join us at 7 pm on Tuesday March 20.

Calling Knitters and Crocheters!

March 21 Wed

Several people have expressed interest in starting a group for those who enjoy knitting and crocheting. Susie Neely and Pam Perkins are willing to organize such a gathering on a monthly basis. This is not a class, just an informal get together with folks to share ideas, work projects, socialize, and enjoy the company of others who create with yarn. Join us on Wednesday, March 21st from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. Bring your current project. We hope to continue to meet monthly.  If you have questions, please contact Susie Neely at or Pam Perkins at

Sat/Sun Mar 24-25 – Watercolor Workshop with Dwight Rose $$

March 29 Thurs – Color Pencil Group Meeting

April 3 Tues. – SASi Program Making Stamps with Susan Lackey
SASi Program and Meeting April 3 - This is a free program.
Artist Susan Lackey will work with us to make our own stamps for mixed media,
in advance of her upcoming workshop on April 21 “Abstracts You Will Love”. 

April 6 – Last day Dwight Rose Exhibit
April 7-8 Deliver Art for “I AM WOMAN” competition $$

Mar 29 Thurs – Color Pencil Group Meeting

April 14 thru May 31 – “I AM WOMAN” EXHIBIT

April 14 Sat – Reception for “I AM WOMAN” 6-8 PM

Free Event - Dress is Casual

April 17 Tues. – Shutter Light Photography Group Meeting

April 21 Sat – Painting Abstracts You Will Love with Susan Lackey $$

April 26 Thurs – Color Pencil Group Meeting

April 28 Sat. – Intuitive Painting with Stacey Pilkington Smith $$

 May 1 Tues. – SASi Program & Elections (only current members may vote)

May 5 Sat – ART OF BEING A WOMAN DAY $20 includes lunch & art projects

May 12 Sat. – Drawing the Portrait class with Todd Baxter $$

May 15 Tues. – Shutter Light Photography Group Meeting

May 19 Sat. – Painting the Portrait class with Todd Baxter $$

May 31 Thurs – Color Pencil Group Meeting

May 31 – Last day for “I AM WOMAN” exhibit

Events are free and open to the public unless noted otherwise. 
$$ = Fee 


New Exhibit Jan 9 - Feb 9 

"Artworks in Colored Pencil"
from our Color Pencil Club
Public Reception Saturday January 13, 6-8 pm 

New Pottery Classes begin Jan 8-9 $$

Sat Jan 20, 1-4 pm Carolina's Flute Circle
 Live Music, Flutes and Drums for sale
Free and Open to the public

Tues Jan 23, 6:30 pm Meeting for 2019 Calendars

Jan 25: Color Pencil Group Meeting

Color Pencil Class with Ron Shepard $$

Saturday January 27, details to come

February 6 First Tuesday SASi Program  

Fun with Bubbles & More

Join us as we make cards and envelopes from the “Bubble” prints we made last month.
We will also show you how we made the Bubble prints if you missed January’s meeting.
Join the artsy fun, no experience necessary!  Bring a friend! This is a free event.

Doors open at 6:30, and the program begins at 7 pm.  Friends and Visitors are welcome! 

All supplies will be provided but dress for mess! 

Social Time 6:30, program begins at 7 pm

Feb 9 - Last day to see "Artworks in Colored Pencil" 

There are over 50 color pencil works on view is this first showing by participants in our Colored Pencil Group. Many of the works are available for sale. You will be amazed by the quality and variety of the artwork presented.

Feb 20 Tues – Shutter Light Photography Group Meeting

Sat Feb 24 – Class - Color Theory Making It Simple w/Stacey P. Smith $$
Tues Feb 27, 6:30 pm Meeting for 2019 Calendars Have preliminary drawing/layout for your page
Mar 6 Tues. – SASi Program & Bylaws Vote 
 Feb 29 Thurs – Color Pencil Group Meeting


Events are free and open to the public unless noted otherwise. 

$$ = Fee 


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Southern Arts Society

  Southern Arts Society, Inc. (SASi) is a non-profit organization founded in 1984 by A.B. Mauney Snow and local artists. Our mission is to promote the arts by training the artist and educating the public to the many talents available in the community. We provide visual art displays in the community, scholarships for local students, and workshops open to all. A variety of classes in the arts and ceramics are offered throughout the year. While based in Kings Mountain, North Carolina, our membership extends throughout the Carolina's. We gladly welcome new members. All you need is a love and appreciation for the arts.

We meet the 1st Tuesday of each month September through June at 301 N. Piedmont Avenue in Kings Mountain. We have a brief business meeting followed by an artistic program, demonstration, or mini workshop at 6:30 p.m. Visitors are always Welcome!