WNC artist and independent curator, Ashten McKinney of Waynesville, NC opens up her working studio to the public along with offering art curation and project consulting services to commercial and residential clients.
As an LGBT owned and operated business, McKinney's work and her mission for Curatory Gallery events are committed to promoting the artwork of underrepresented creatives and marginalized individuals of local, national, and international representation. We choose to feature artists pushing their creative limits, serving as a platform for young and established visionaries speaking to social and political movements such as climate change, gender equality, and racial justice.
Support the Gallery Mission
The foundation and glue to our continued efforts in the various exhibitions, projects, school scholarship opportunities, and artist development/ LGBTQIA+ support services are largely held together by donations from our artists, collectors, and members of the communites to whom we serve.
Your support ensures Western North Carolina continues to have an accepting gallery space committed to inspire creativity and mindful awareness in both social and political challenges, while representing young and established creatives alike - who through showcasing their talents are provided a platform where their voices can be heard.