Discover the arts!

Holler: Contemporary Appalachian Art Gallery

900 Mercer Street

Holler showcases the work of contemporary Appalachian artists. The gallery features shows in the gallery as well as a gift gallery in the back featuring dozens of hand-made gift items. 

(304) 431-4975

Hours of operation:

Friday - Saturday: 12PM - 6PM and otherwise by appointment. 

The riffraff arts collective

869 Mercer Street

Composed of performing, literary, healing & visual artists, collective is based in a multi-purpose creative zone featuring a live performance venue, recording studio, artist studios, an art boutique & more.

(304) 425-6425

Hours of operation:

Monday - Saturday: 10AM - 6PM

Sunday: Closed

the gaia den

222 Mercer Street

The Gaia Den is much more than a yoga & meditation studio, much more than a metaphysical shop. It is a place for people to offer their spiritual gifts and wisdom, a place for people to gather and share...a platform for people to sell their products....the more, the merrier is their attitude! From yoga and meditation, to classes on spiritual paths and astrology, to Reiki, to Tarot, to simply hanging out and relaxing in the vibes.....Gaia is a place for everyone. Check their page for regular classes and retail hours.

(304) 910-7891

Shine Time studios

850 Mercer street

Shop unique art and gifts in a space where art becomes healing and wellness becomes an art.

Embark on a journey of self-discovery and artistic expression at Shine Time Studios, your sanctuary for holistic well-being and boundless creativity. At Shine Time, we're crafting a haven where the brushstrokes of your imagination meet the soothing rhythms of your soul. Whether you're seeking the transformative powers of reiki, the joyous flow of ecstatic dance, the freedom of artistic workshops, or the serenity of guided meditations, Shine Time Studios is where it all comes to life.

(240) 727-1648


Associated photography & framing

813 Mercer Street

Stave Jessee is a celebrated and award-winning professional photographer who has been in the Grassroots District for 30 years. His fine art gallery features a vast array of his photography, and he offers his portrait studio for rent to other photographers. Associated Photography also offers an array of services such as printing, matting and framing. Steve teaches photography workshops and leads the Princeton Camera Club. Photographers of all ages and skill levels should visit Steve and explore what Associated Photography has to offer. 

(304) 425-5519

Hours of operation:

Monday - Friday: 9AM - 5PM

Saturday - Sunday: Closed

The Hatter's bookshop

935 Mercer Street

The Hatter's Bookshop is a small family-owned business that offers a cozy and friendly atmosphere that you can’t find in larger chain stores. It’s a place where you can slow down and enjoy a relaxing afternoon just browsing. They regularly showcase local authors from the area to speak about their books, sign copies, and more.

(304) 487-0787

Hours of operation:

Monday - Friday: 10AM - 6PM

Saturday: 10AM - 4PM

Sunday: Closed

Stages Music School

855 Mercer Street

Stages Music School has been offering quality music instruction, frequent high level performance opportunities, artist development, music business training, and an out-of-the-box approach to creative performance instruction since 2008. Stages fosters a love and appreciation for the arts while encouraging students to use their music to make positive change in themselves, their communities, and the world. 

(304) 308-7649

Hours of operation:

Monday - Friday: 12PM - 10PM

Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Diamonds & Gold Look

901 Mercer Street

This gallery displays an ever changing inventory of numismatic items, artwork, art glass, and jewelry of purchased estates. Featured artists give guided painting classes and other creative events. There is a constantly rotating array of art featured.

(304) 425-7830

 Hours of operation:

Friday - Saturday: 10:30AM - 5PM

Sunday - Thursday: Closed

Hammer & stain

851 Mercer Street

A DIY, instructor-led, BYOB, personalized workshop where you create your own happiness to take home! Featuring workshops, private parties, fundraisers, children's parties as well as open paint days, there is something for everyone every week of the year. Visit the website below for workshop times and registration. 

(304) 223-3600