Art at the Inn: Ann Whisenant

“Magnolias” by Ann Whisenant on display/for sale at the Inn on Mill Creek


OK, we admit it, we are “loco” for all things local. As a huge supporter of the local arts community, we’re proud to not only sponsor arts events, but we have several artists displaying their work at the Inn on Mill Creek for the enjoyment of our guests.

Ann Whisenant is one of the local artists whose paintings we love seeing on our walls. Born and raised in England, and now a resident of Black Mountain, Ann is an award-winning artist. If you stayed in the Lake View Room or the Creekside Hideaway Room at the Inn on Mill Creek anytime over the past two years, you may be familiar with this painting of Ann’s, which hung on the second floor near those guest rooms. {Another of Ann’s paintings now resides in that location.} Ann’s work can be seen at the Sourwood Gallery as well as the Red House. And currently gracing the walls of the Inn on Mill Creek are four of her paintings, including “Magnolias” pictured above {taken with our new camera! Sorry to digress…we are still excited about that purchase…}.

Most of the local art on our walls is available for purchase as a memento of your trip to the North Carolina mountains, so please feel free to inquire about any of our local artists while you’re our guest. And if you’re interested in seeing the amazing art galleries our area has to offer, be sure to check out the Sourwood Gallery, the Red House, and ANThM Galleries, all in Black Mountain.

One thought on “Art at the Inn: Ann Whisenant

  1. Ann's "Magnolias" painting is remarkable. It is great that you feature local art on your walls, this speaks volumes to your guests about your commitment to showcasing the local community. As an artist, I would be pleased to know that a work is being enjoyed by guests from so many places. Nice photograph, as well; paintings are sometimes hard to photograph, but you did a great job.

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