We are here to cultivate a creative society.

Gallery 164 features art and craft artists at all career levels. The curated works of art will enhance your home and your life, from paintings to ceramics to glass and metals.  We focus on Southeastern artists and those whom the rich artistic communities of Western North Carolina have influenced.

We look forward to assisting you in growing your collection, starting a collection, or simply attending an event at the gallery. 

We strongly believe in a community that embraces its culture and the creativity of artists, collectors, and citizens who share common goals. Gallery 164 strives to be a leader in the community by supporting the growth and sustainability of the arts in Waynesville, Western North Carolina, and beyond. We are pleased to partner with local and regional businesses and organizations in efforts to support our artists and the arts community.

Our Vision

To inspire all people and all
communities to value a creative
society and engage in cultural

Our Values

We value the importance of art in society and helping makers find support in their community.

Our Mission

To grow a creative society by
creating connection between art
and craft makers with those who
see the value in their work.

Meet Jerry and Jeff.

Gallery 164 is owned and operated by Jeff Harris and Jerry Jackson. They have over 60 years of art, lighting, and design experience. After many years of discussing owning a gallery, they are excited to share their expertise and love of collecting through Gallery 164.

Jerry Jackson, Owner and Curator

Jerry has more than 27 years of arts non-profit and gallery management experience. Jerry is excited to call Waynesville home after working at key arts organizations across North Carolina. Jerry is an avid collector and holds a BFA and MFA in ceramics and painting from East Carolina University.  As a maker, Jerry is currently working in mixed-media painting. 

Jeff Harris, Owner and Consultant

Jeff uses his 40 years in lighting, architecture, and interior design to manage the consulting and design services available at Gallery 164. As the owner of the lighting company Southern Lights, Inc., Jeff has a broad knowledge of art placement for creative impact.