Art Gallery
Art Gallery

Safety Procedures

Art Gallery

Know before you go

Our top priority is to create a safe environment for all visitors and staff, while allowing you to engage with the community and classes you know and love.

Our safety policies and procedures were created based on state and local guidelines as well as guidance from the Center for Disease Control.


Read on for details about health and safety protocols at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts and what you need to know before you visit. 


Your Health and Safety

We have implemented safety measures at BMCA so you can focus on your workshop, class or gallery visit.

These health and safety practices include

  • A properly worn face covering covers the mouth and nose in compliance with the CDC's guidance on wearing face coverings

  • "Face covering" means a piece of cloth, fabric, or other material that fully covers the mouth and nose and that is secured with ear straps or otherwise tied so as to prevent slipping

  • All visitors, students, and staff MUST wear face coverings when in any BMCA interior space.  

  • All guests, students, and staff who are not feeling well or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms must postpone their visit


What We Are Doing To Keep You Safe

  • BMCA is being vigilant and taking necessary precautions issued by health officials. While the facility has established rigorous cleanliness protocols, additional procedures have been added, including but not limited to the following:

  • Displayed signs in all restrooms to encourage frequent hand washing

  • Availability of hand sanitizer on all levels of the building for students, guests and staff

  • Frequent cleaning of hard surfaces and touch points throughout the facility, including door handles, light switches, handrails, armrests, elevator buttons, and counters

  • Overall increase of cleaning procedures.


Arriving at BMCA

Below are updated safety procedures for our art studio classrooms for all students.

  • After you register for your class or workshop, you will receive information about the class location via email. Each studio classroom has implemented new safety measures and installed new features, customized to each space, to ensure the safety of our students and staff

  • All students must wash their hands before entering their classroom. 

  • Please enter through your instructed entrance, all of which are accessible to wheelchairs 

  • Please leave six feet between yourself and other students once you enter the classroom

  • When you leave, please exit through your instructed exit


Social Distancing

  • When you visit the BMCA gallery  or attend classes/workshops, please follow the guidelines provided. Take note of any signs posted that help practice social distancing

  • Each classroom space has implemented safety measures and installed new features, customized to each space, to ensure the safety of our students and staff. Class sizes have been reduced to ensure each student can maintain at least 6 ft. social distancing from one another, HEPA air filters have been placed in each classroom, and hand sanitizer is in each classroom for students and instructors to use as needed. Students in the dance studio and theater can expect to see floors with 6-foot taped off sections helping them to stay 6 ft. apart

  • As always, if you have any questions, our staff is here to help. Staff also wear masks and practice social distancing

  • So that BMCA can safely remain open, we require all visitors follow the safety guidelines outlined above. BMCA reserves the right to ask visitors who do not follow these guidelines to leave


COVID Warning

  • COVID-19 Warning: We have taken enhanced health and safety precautions to protect you and other guests, and our staff. You must follow all posted instructions while visiting BMCA. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By visiting BMCA you voluntarily assume the risk related to exposure to COVID-19

  • BMCA reserves the right to refuse or revoke admission of any visitor whose conduct violates these guidelines.


Best practices For Health and Wellness

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

  • If you are ill or experiencing symptoms such as a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, please stay home