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.

"Gateways to the South"


                    Art Exhibit and Competition                              

     Southern Arts Society is proud to present “Gateways to the South” our annual art competition and exhibit featuring landscapes, historical sites, and the people and places that reflect our Southern history and culture, past and present day. Local artists have interpreted our southern landscape and well known landmarks in painting, photography and sculpture. This is a judged show with cash prizes. Artists from five surrounding counties have brought work to compete. 

    The exhibit is on display in our galleries from October 10 through November 10. 


Public Reception is Saturday October 14 from 6-8 pm 

Awards will be presented at 7 pm

Dress is artsy-casual 

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 

Email us at



SASi Calendar of Current Events

November 4: Acrylic  for Beginners with Ron Shepard $$

paint Monet's water lilies

November 7: SASi Program  
Rainbow Sunflowers in Watercolor with Jan Welborn & Darlene Godfrey

Work along - paint a sunflower or come observe 
Social Time 6:30, program begins at 7 pm

Nov 11-12 Deliver work for "Art for Christmas" – members holiday sale

November 19: SASi Open House 1-4 pm 

Art for Christmas and 2018 Calendar Sale

SASi will be filled with Fine Arts & Crafts by our members 

for that perfect holiday gift.  

Our 2018 Calendar "Barns" will be available for purchase. 

SASi will be Closed Nov 23-24

Nov 30: Color Pencil Group Meeting
Social Time 6:30, program begins at 7 pm

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


July 21:  Last day "Earth & Fire"

July 22: ACRYLIC 101 (Part 1) For Beginners with Ron Shepard $$
Learn the essentials of painting with acrylics

July 22 & 23: Deliver Art for "A FRESH LOOK" art competition $$

July 25 thru August 31:  "A FRESH LOOK" Exhibit

July 29: WATERCOLOR 101 (Part 2) For Beginners with Ron Shepard $$
Building layers of color to create beautiful abstract paintings

August 5:  Public Reception "A FRESH LOOK" (casual dress)

Children's Workshop:  July 31-August 4, ages 6 to 10 years old, 10 am-12 pm, cost $30

Children's Workshop: August 7-August 11, ages 11 to 14 years old, 10 am-12 pm, cost $30

August 12: ACRYLIC 101 (Part 2) for Beginners with Ron Shepard $$

 August 19: PAINTING in Oil or Acrylic  with James Norman  $$
for Intermediate and Advanced Artists

August 26: PASTEL Techniques and Tips… more than chalk!  with Malia Bryngelson $$

Sept 5 thru Oct 7:  Exhibit "Walking in Their Shoes" art of Lucy Warlick

September 5: SASi Program  
Demonstration of Scratch Board Art by Lori McAdams - Free 
Social Time 6:30, program begins at 7 pm

September 16: PORTRAIT DRAWING with Todd Baxter $$

September: Shutter Light Photo Group outing
Details email

September 21: Color Pencil Group Meeting

September 23:  Public Reception - 6 to 8 pm FREE
"Walking in Their Shoes" (casual dress)
Live music with The Legendary Briarhoppers

October 3: SASi Program  
Demonstration of Poured Acrylics by Jennifer Borja 
Social Time 6:30, program begins at 7 pm

October 7-8: Deliver Art for Gateways to the South art competition $$

 Oct 10 thru Nov 10: Exhibit "Gateways to the South" art competition

October 14: INTRODUCTION TO SCRATCHBOARD with Lori McAdams $$

October 14: Reception for Gateways to the South 6-8 pm
Awards presented at 7 pm (casual dress)

October 17: Shutter Light Photo Group meeting

Social Time 6:30, program begins at 7 pm

Details email

October 23, 30, Nov 6: BEGINNING KNITTING with Phyllis Frye $$

October 26: Color Pencil Group Meeting
Social Time 6:30, program begins at 7 pm

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!