DIRECTIONS TO THE MADISON COUNTY ARTS CENTER
90 South Main Street
Marshall, NC 28753
Directions from Asheville:
Four-lane route: Take I-26 west out of downtown Asheville. Take exit 19-A towards Marshall and Hot Springs on US 25/70. About one mile after entering Madison County, take a left turn onto Business US 25/70 towards downtown Marshall. At the bottom of the mountain, turn right (north) onto NC 251. Make an immediate left onto the river road (South Main Street). This is marked with a "Downtown" (left arrow) sign. This brings you into the south end of downtown Marshall. At the first traffic light, you will see the US Post Office on the northwest corner. The Arts Center is the next building on the left. Marshall has on-street parking.
Scenic route: Take Riverside Drive north out of Asheville along the French Broad River. Follow Riverside Drive until it merges with NC HWY 251 north, continuing to run alongside the French Broad River. Take NC 251 into Madison County. Continue along the river for a few miles. Just past the Business US 25/70 intersection, you will turn left towards downtown as described above. Follow those directions from this point.
From Burnsville, Spruce Pine, etc:
Take US-19 south to its intersection with I-26 in Madison County. US-19 merges onto I-26 at this point. Go the next exit, Exit 11, at Mars Hill. At the end of the ramp, turn left onto NC 213. Take NC 213 through downtown Mars Hill and continue on to Marshall, about 10 miles. At the junction where NC 213 merges with US Hwy 25/70 Bypass, continue straight under the US 25/70 overpass and continue down the mountain on Hayes Run. Hayes Run terminates at the French Broad River. Turn right and follow the directions the Arts Center as described above.
From Johnson City, TN area:
Take I-26 east into North Carolina to Exit 11 at Mars Hill. Follow the Burnsville directions from here.
From Newport, TN area:
Take US 25/70 south/east into North Carolina. Follow US 25/70 through Hot Springs and on to Marshall. After the traffic light near Madison Middle School, look for the Business US 25/70 right turn at North Main Street. The Madison County Library sign also marks this intersection. Turn right onto North Main Street and follow down the mountain to the river. This brings you into the north end of downtown. After the first traffic light at the courthouse, begin looking for parking. The Arts Center is on the right at the end of that long block (which doglegs slightly to the right).