To our friends, visitors, local businesses and stakeholders- we're all in this together.

To our friends, visitors, local businesses and stakeholders- we're all in this together.

With LoveThe RCTDA continues to closely monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as it relates to our Nation, North Carolina and Rutherford County.Our top priority is always the safety, health, and wellbeing of our community, its residents, and visitors.  We understand that these times are confusing and can be difficult for many.  We encourage you to continue supporting each other and our community's small businesses and ask that you reference individual websites and social media platforms for updates on local businesses and events. At this time and until further notice, our two Welcome Centers are closed and the Tourism Development Authority office is seeing guests by appointment only.  Please call 828.207.6013 or email Taylor at Taylor.Hardin@rutherfordcountync.gov if you have any questions or to make an appointment.

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Art at the VAC (Visual Arts Center)

160 N. Main St., Rutherfordton, NC 28139

The Visual Arts Center (VAC), located on Main Street in Rutherfordton, is a shop exhibiting and selling work created by local artists and craft people. The Center has a wide array of art on display, including paintings, drawings, pottery, glass, metal work, fiber art, decorative gourds, jewelry, woodworking, and photography. Hours of operation are posted on our website. The Visual Arts Center is the store front for the Rutherford County Visual Artists Guild, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization devoted to promoting visual arts and education in our community. Check the VAC website for hours of operation, exhibits, and schedule of classes and workshops.