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Our Story

Established in 1985, Main Street Gallery is located in the small Appalachian town of Clayton in the mountains of North Georgia. We are about an hour and a half north of Atlanta and about an hour and a half south of Asheville, North Carolina. Though there are only four traffic lights in historic Clayton, the city has plenty to offer including a range of shopping options as well as multiple restaurant choices…from a hometown diner to an award-winning farm-to-table establishment.

Outside the city limits are beautiful forests, streams, and hiking trails. Second homes abound in the mountains and around the lakes. There are even vineyards producing some exceptional wine. A few of Georgia’s best bed and breakfast establishments are close by.

The gallery is housed in a renovated storefront building on Main Street. With three floors for exhibiting art, there is plenty to see. We specialize in self-taught/folk art and have enjoyed our relationship with these unique artists for many years. Some of the artists are local, most are from the Southeast and others are scattered across the U.S. We also offer contemporary art (paintings and sculpture), pottery (both hand-built and wheel-thrown), and one-of-a-kind furniture. Our gift gallery section is a destination all its own. We strive to find unusual jewelry, accessories, and other interesting items.

Main Street Gallery has been featured in many publications including this article in The New York Times.

Seasonal Hours

Currently, we have limited our hours to Fridays and Saturdays from 11:00 until 5:00On Labor Day weekend, however, we will also be open on Labor Day, Monday, September 5, from 11:00 until 4:30. 

Contact Information

Address: PO Box 641 (51 N. Main Street), Clayton, Ga 30525

Telephone: 706-782-2440


Please send any mailed correspondence to PO Box 641. Our Post Office does not deliver to our street address!


If you’re buying from outside the U.S., or shipping to Hawaii or Alaska, please contact the gallery to make a purchase. There is no additional charge for shipping inside the continental U.S., except where noted on individual pieces of artwork.


Our website accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. 

Return Policy

If you are not satisfied, artwork may be returned to us within two weeks of the shipping date for a full refund minus the cost of shipping and handling.

Artist Submitting a Request for Representation

You are welcome to submit your artwork for representation, but please follow these guidelines; Email us no more than five low-resolution images (jpegs) of your artwork to and indicate the media, size, and price. Or, you may mail photos to Main Street Gallery PO Box 641, Clayton, GA 30525.

Tell us a little about yourself.

Provide a phone number and an address.

We receive a high volume of requests and regret we cannot respond to each artist personally. If we are interested, we will contact you. Thank you in advance!