If you are interested in art, make sure to visit Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual, Inc., the nation’s oldest Native American Cooperative. Qualla features a beautiful gallery with basketry, pottery, weaving, carving, sculpture, beadwork, and many other works of art. Qualla is located at 645 Tsali Boulevard, Cherokee, NC 28719. Call 828-497-3103 to inquire about hours of operation.
Also, be sure to visit Bearmeats Indian Den. Operated by tribal member David Smith, this modern trading post features authentic art by Cherokee artists. It is located at 4210 Wolftown Road, Cherokee, NC, 28719 and open year round, seven days a week, from 10 am- 5 pm. Call 828-497-4052 for more information.