Asheville Art Museum (AAM), located in the heart of downtown Asheville, North Carolina, was founded by area artists in 1948. It exhibits the region's artifacts and works from Black Mountain College. Accredited by the American Association of Museums, AAM is a member of the North Carolina Arts Council's Heritage Craft Trail. The museum features the Achilles Art Resource, library, Carbon Power & Light Cyber Art Space, Holden Community Gallery and Teacher Resource Center. It also organizes workshops, lectures, films, tours and travel programs. A museum gift shop is attached to the museum.