Black Belt Treasures is a non-profit organization developed to showcase and promote the arts of and provide arts education opportunities to the Black Belt region. The development and retention of the area’s art skills are vital to the process. All of these elements combine as an economic engine that has resulted in increased sales and recognition for area artists, access to arts educational opportunities for youth and adults, as well as contributing to the development of the tourism industry in our region.
Since its opening in September 2005, Black Belt Treasures has grown from representing 75 artists to well over 400. Black Belt Treasures features the works of a cross section of talented painters, sculptors, potters, basket-weavers, quilters, and woodworkers. Visitors from all fifty states of the United States and over 23 foreign counties have visited the Black Belt Treasures Gallery since its opening in 2005, and then traveled to other points of interest across the Black Belt region.