Here at the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center...

We take every opportunity to provide the citizens of Yadkin County with compelling and inspiring art, especially art created by their talented neighbors. This gallery is located inside our eclectic restaurant, The Center Bistro, and it’s the newest gallery of the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center. It allows you to explore even more pieces of art created in our vibrant and expressive community.

The Red Wall Gallery displays the work of our resident artists and other local artists.


Amy Friend

On display through February, 2018

Amy Friend

Wendell, NC
p. 252-646-3193

I am a draftsman.

Drawing for me began at an early age and led me to
travel around the country and abroad. Life experiences
and challenges are what drive my creativity, my questions, and
self-exploration. My work, rooted in foundations and process,
delves into the complexities of life, the world around me, and
the way the two fit together. Through drawing, painting and
printmaking, I create a context for
this exploration.

My current body of work focuses on seeking balance within the
dichotomy of my life: my desire for adventure and freedom
versus the need for security and roots. Illustrating these
themes in thoughtful detail is my current obsession; through
metaphors and abstracts, my work maintains realism in its
depictions. Utilizing natural materials including wood, pencil
and paper, I create a unique perspective and experience for
the viewer: pleasure in uncertain balance, a palpable need for
the tension, and a graceful struggle.


Want to Display Your Art in our Red Wall Gallery?

When you become an Artist Member, you have the opportunity to display your work here in our Red Wall Gallery and inspire visitors with your art. Any patrons of The Center Bistro, which varies from frequent Yadkin Cultural Arts Center visitors to volunteers, to tourists, will have a chance to see and admire your work.

All pieces displayed on our Red Wall Gallery are for sale

You’ll always have the chance to experience something new with our wide variety of local artists featured here at the Red Wall Gallery. These exhibits change on a monthly basis, there are certain months where we specifically display our Yadkin Arts District Artists and other months we feature our Artist Members.

As part of the Yadkin Arts Council mission to enrich the lives of every citizen of Yadkin County through the arts, we also encourage our citizens, and tourists alike, to take that enrichment home with them as well. When you purchased a piece of work that speaks to you, you’re not only improving your home, but you’re also supporting local artists and their dream. 

Visit our Red Wall Gallery and experience the talent we have in our community!