A Showcase For Beautiful Expression
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.