Our Philosophy: Love Art. We Do.

Winston Churchill did. When asked to sell England's national treasures,
to finance the war effort, he replied,
"Hell no, What do you think we are fighting for?"

We believe a well-made piece of jewelry, clothing, furniture, sculpture, painting or object d'art will endure and appreciate.

This is a showcase for beautiful expression. This is not a museum or a gallery, but a retail establishment where objects of beauty are sold for your enjoyment.

Asheville's Kress Emporium showcases the work of over 80 regional artists and crafts people along with a wide selection of fine antiques and collectibles. Built in 1928, the historic Kress Building is an outstanding architectural landmark with its rich ceramic tile and neoclassic motifs. 

Come explore our amazing local fine art and handmade crafts downtown Asheville.
We are located at 19 Patton Ave, Asheville NC 28801      




We're open from
11 am to 6 pm
Monday through Friday, Saturdays from 11- 7 pm and Sundays 12 noon to 6 pm.

Kress Emporium Features

Shipping Available