Highsmith Art Gallery

The Highsmith Student Union Art Gallery is a collaboration between Highsmith Student Union and the arts community at the University of North Carolina Asheville. The gallery is located on the second floor of the Highsmith Student Union, within the new extension outside of the Blue Ridge Room.


• A learning environment where dialogue about diversity, equity, and inclusion is stimulated by art exhibitions
• A resource for the campus and community-at-large to intentionally address diversity, equity and inclusion with a high value on student input and engagement
• An art space that showcases UNC Asheville student art work and senior exhibits
• An art space that is welcoming and accessible to all

All campus departments and individuals are invited to hold gatherings, meetings, or classes in the gallery while artwork is on display.

Gallery Coordinator

Stan Sweeney serves as the key contact for all items related to the Gallery, including scheduling, reservations, internships, installations, art front needs, visiting artists, and supervision of the gallery hours, staff, and program advisory committee.