Things to Do in Ashe County | Church of the Frescos

Sometimes the “thing to do” is off the beaten path. But aren’t those the best kind? Trust us when we say, the original artwork at the Fresco Churches in Ashe County, NC are a must visit!

Things to Do in Ashe County | Fresco Churches

Things to Do in Ashe County | Fresco Churches

There are a few hidden treasures located in Ashe County, NC such as Ashe County Cheese or Shatley Springs. However, none offer quite the experience that the Fresco Churches offer.

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There are two churches in Ashe County that have housed the beautiful paintings of NC Native and Fresco Artist, Ben Long since their creation in 1974.  St. Mary’s is located in West Jefferson, NC just minutes from downtown. The second, Holy Trinity, is located in Glendale Springs, NC, just off off of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Together, they are known as the Parish of the Holy Communion and still serve a joint congregation to this day. The paintings, unique to each separate church are as follows:

St. Mary’s Church:

“Mary, Great with Child”
“John the Baptist”
“Mystery of Faith”

 

Holy Trinity:

A life size rendition of “The Last Supper”

Mr. Long was most recently in the area in 2012 to touch up his work, and make sure that the paintings were able to be enjoyed by audiences for years to come. These two churches are a must see while visiting Ashe County, NC.

 

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20 years ago, this dream started out as a road-side stand at this same location. A lot has changed since then.Take a look at how we’ve grown.

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