With over 60 local artists, our art selection is large and varied.
Bottega is owned and operated by Sarah Frisbey and Missy Cleveland and is located in Downtown Hickory. Both have been active in Hickory’s art community, and were enthused about creating a space for artists to share their work. Bottega is a consignment based art store, with an incredibly wide array of art forms and mediums. Most of Hickory’s well-loved artists are represented in this collection, which is whimsical, fun and stays true to Hickory’s Folk Art roots. “Bottega” is Italian for “the gathering place for artists” and the store fulfills its name by hosting a monthly gathering of local artists. When artists gather, they form new collaborations and create new art. This rejuvenates our community.
The last Thursday of each month we host a gathering for the local arts community. With wine and fellowship, it’s a great way to get to know fellow artists.
Bottega isn’t afraid to do things a little differently-every nook and corner is bursting with color and surprising art. The space is also home to two stylists, who are no doubt inspired by the constantly changing art around them. With its extensive collection of Hickory’s best art, Bottega is an exciting place to purchase gifts and accessories, or to browse and feel inspired.
“It’s amazing the amount of talent that comes out of such a small community. People always go elsewhere looking for art-they go to Asheville, and we have so much here!”-Sarah Frisbey