At Morning Star Gallery, it’s all about you! Your inquisitive and acquisitive nature has prompted Morning Star Gallery’s perpetual search for the beautiful, the original, and the unusual. Your curiosity and desire to express yourself through handcrafted fashion and objects, paintings, sculpture and prints drives our on-going quest to enrich life around us. We thank you, our customers, for your enthusiasm for artistic expression in both American fine art and craft.

Maggie Wilson, Owner


 Bob and Maggie Wilson own Morning Star Gallery in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. Maggie opened the Gallery in May, 1985 after she served as the museum store manager at the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, FL for several years. Morning Star Gallery is a showcase of fine art and crafts by American artists. The gallery features the workmanship of well over one hundred artists who excel in their chosen disciplines.

Morning Star Gallery is an outlet for the beautiful and the inspired works of many hands. The gallery has been described as a “haven of beauty and creativity” by the Watercolor Society of North Carolina, and praised by Handmade in America for its “artfully arrayed and beautifully chosen collection”.

Southern fine art and American crafts dominate the scene, and quality, originality and creativity are the standards to which the gallery is dedicated. Art and crafts from the Gallery have been presented as gifts to kings and other dignitaries around the world. We hope that you, too, will enjoy the treasures from Morning Star Gallery.


Morning Star Gallery offers many services for your convenience. New and experienced art buyers will find friendly and knowledgeable staff who are happy to assist as you pursue art and fine American crafts for your home, garden, office, and gift-giving needs.

  • Gift certificates
  • Bridal Registry
  • Shipping via UPS
  • Layaway plans
  • Special orders
  • Commissioned art

In addition to originality, we strive to find artists and art pieces that possess the highest quality and craftsmanship.

Each piece is closely examined by our trained and knowledgeable staff to insure the integrity of the piece before it is placed on display in the gallery.

"My husband is so thrilled with his new Grandfather print. It arrived in perfect condition..."

Terry G.

"Painting is over the bed and looks great!..."

Ann S.

"...artfully arrayed and beautifully chosen collection."

The Craft Heritage Trails Book of Western North Carolina