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 

“I AM WOMAN” Art Exhibit and Competition

April 14 thru May 31

The “I Am Woman” art exhibit and competition opens with a reception Saturday April 14 at Southern Arts Society in Kings Mountain. The public is invited from 6-8 pm to meet the artists. Prizes will be announced at 7 p.m. This is a free event and dress is casual.

 “I Am Woman” is an annual exhibit dedicated to the feminine or the essence of being a woman. Artists from around the region have entered over 70 works of art - paintings, photography and three-dimensional works for this competition. This is a judged show with first, second and third place prizes along with three honorable mentions.

 Judging the artwork is Mercedes Jelinek, an artist working in both NYC and NC, currently teaching at Appalachian State University and recently completing a residency at Penland School of Crafts. She holds a BFA in visual arts from the State University of New York at Purchase and an MFA from Louisiana State University.

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

Awards presented at 7 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 $$

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" 

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

New Exhibit Watercolor Impressions” Dwight Rose Feb 14 thru April 6
Mar 10 Sat. – Reception for Dwight Rose “Watercolor Impressions” 6-8 PM
March 19 Mon - Pottery Demonstration – Free Event
 March 20 Tues – Shutter Light Photography Group Meeting
Calling Knitters and Crocheters!
March 21 Wed
March 29 Thurs – Color Pencil Group Meeting

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

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 7-8 Deliver Art for “I AM WOMAN” competition $$

Mar 29 Thurs – Color Pencil Group Meeting

April 6 – Last day Dwight Rose Exhibit

 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!