365 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville NC 28801


Custom Frame Packages

We tailor the frame, matting, glass type, and mounting to your needs, in the best way possible and within your budget, to enhance and protect your art or sentimental objects. See services.

Ready Made Frames

These are built onsite from remainders of previous jobs and are priced very reasonably. The selection varies from day-to-day, and they come in standard sizes ranging from 5×7 to 16×20.

Gift Shop

We offer an eclectic selection of gifts and locally crafted cards. Items include magical Mova globes whose spinning is powered by light, Hemispherium antique reproductions of compasses and nautical instruments, Creative Crafthouse wooden games and puzzles, Cozy Blue embroidery kits, J. Devlin stained-glass frames, Flensted mobiles, Cavallini & Co vintage jigsaw puzzles, beautiful berry and flower filled smokeless Lifetime Candles by White River, hand crafted Kathy Mack pottery, and prints by the brilliant collage artist Florrie Funk. Stop by if you’re looking for an unusual, and unusually great, gift!

Art Gallery

BlackBird features rotating exhibits of local artists, with emphasis on employees’ art. Yes, everyone who works at BlackBird is an artist! The styles and media employed are quite diverse but it’s all wonderful. We also occasionally feature work by famous artists. Most recently, we’ve had the honor to exhibit work by Dr. Suess, Yellow Submarine and Scoobie Doo animator Ron Campbell, and Black Mountain College artists including Josef Albers and Robert De Niro Sr.

Book Nook

Find your fine art books here, from classical to pop, movie-making to album covers. Select other volumes, including fiction, appear, too. Most books are new, but some used are available, all in excellent or like-new condition. We are a Taschen distributor and can order any item for you, including their hard-to-find limited editions and prints. Additionally, if you have questions about a rare work or edition, we’d be happy to investigate for you.