Participants & Events in North Carolina

Western North Carolina Celebrates American Craft Week

Address, Western North Carolina, NC

Come celebrate American Craft Week in Western North Carolina

Art Connections

Address, Asheville, NC

Art Connections offers private group, curated tours to artist studios in Western NC. We will also take part in a special exhibition for ACW participants held at the Asheville Area Arts Council this October.

Asheville Area Arts Council

Address207 Coxe Avenue, Asheville, NC

The AAAC is the collective voice for the arts, advancing Buncombe County by providing access to resources, developing innovative collaborations, and fostering creativity in the community.

The Asheville Area Arts Council partners with the WNC ACW to collaborate on programs and help promote ACW.

Asheville Art in the Park

AddressPack Square Park, Asheville, NC

Asheville Art in the Park will once again be providing access to some of the finest artists in the region with it’s market series now in its eighth year. The event takes place on three consecutive Saturdays each June and October. Nationally known artists exhibit at this event and the best part is-

Blue Spiral 1

Address38 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC

The 15,000 square-foot gallery located in downtown Asheville, NC has been featuring exceptional works from Southern artists since 1991. Heather Allen Hietala works in a wide variety of media and she will give a hands on demonstration on October 6th, 6 - 7:30. She will have a display of sketchbooks and maquettes and will talk about her creative process.

Grovewood Gallery

Address111 Grovewood Road, Asheville, NC

On October 7 (11am – 4pm), the resident artists at Grovewood Village will open up their studios to the public, allowing visitors to gain insight into their creative process and view their most recent works. Grovewood Gallery will also host craft demonstrations by Windsor chairmaker Elia Bizzarri on October 7 (11am – 4pm) and by fiber artist Susan Lenz on October 14 (11am – 4pm).

Local Cloth

Address207 Coxe Avenue, Asheville, NC

Visit our dye studio/classroom and register for weekend workshops taught by nationally recognized instructors from our Fibershed. Learn spinning, dyeing, weaving, felting, printing, knitting and other fiber arts. Browse hand-made textiles created from locally sourced, locally produced cloth, and see how we’re growing the local fiber economy.

Mary Carol Koester - Azalea Bindery

AddressOne Brookgreen Pl, Asheville, NC

Mary Carol Koester makes books, albums, frames, boxes, urns, and more. On Tuesday, October 10, 2017, she will open my bindery to the public and demonstrate the many aspects of book binding, box making, and other related techniques and equipment.

Mountain Made Art Gallery

Address1 Page Ave., Suite 123, Asheville, NC

Located in the heart of downtown Asheville, NC, we have worked hard to make MOUNTAIN MADE into one of the best art and craft galleries in the city. We currently feature the work of more than 150 master craftsmen and professional artists.

North Carolina Glass Center

Address140C Robert St, Asheville, NC

The North Carolina Glass is an arts non-profit organization dedicated to education, collaboration and exploration in all forms of glass. We provide live demonstrations & a glass gallery 7 days/week and classes ranging from a 30 minute hands-on experience up to an 8 week intensive. Come by today!

Southern Highland Craft Guild

Address, Asheville, NC

Cultivating the crafts and makers of the Southern Highlands for the purpose of shared resources, education, marketing, and conservation.

The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design

Address67 Broadway Street, Asheville, NC

The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) advances the understanding of craft by encouraging and supporting research, critical dialogue, and professional development in the United States.

The Village Potters

Address191 Lyman Street, #180, Asheville, NC

The Village Potters is hosting a Raku firing, multi-kiln opening and sale/fundraiser for their scholarship program for their advanced ceramics program (Independent Study & Mentoring Program). This multi-kiln opening fundraiser is on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 12:00 - 5:00pm. All proceeds from kiln opening and raku firing sales directly benefit the offering of scholarships to the next generation of potters. There will be large and small works for sale made by Sarah Wells Rolland, Judi Harwood, Lori Theriault, Melanie Robertson, and Karen Dubois. Come join us as we celebrate all things clay!

TRKD Portfolio Metalwork

Address111 Grovewood RD, Asheville, NC

We have participated as artist-craftsmen in Asheville/American Craft Week for a
number of years. The property where we are as studio artists, Grovewood Gallery,
also participates.


Address37 N. Mitchell Ave, Bakersville, NC

Customer appreciation week at Mica. Refreshments and a chance to win a gift certificate from our members.

John C Campbell Folk School

AddressOne Folk School Rd, Brasstown, NC

On October 7and 8 Our Annual Fall Festival will be celebrating it's 42nd year. This event celebrates our Appalachian Heritage featuring 200 craftspeople, live music, craft demonstrations, good food and much more!
The Folk School has been a proud sponsor of ACW in WNC for 8 years.

Yummy Mud Puddle

Address264 CLEAR VIEW LANE, Burnsville, NC

The artists are the Yummy Mud Puddle will demonstrate their skills in pottery making and surface design, as well as assemblage sculpture in the Outsider Art category. Food, fun, and great conversation.

Firefly Craft Gallery

Address2689 'D' Greenville Hwy, Flat Rock, NC

Firefly Craft Gallery is a Made in America fine art, fine craft, & folk art gallery located in historic Flat Rock, NC. We will have artisans working on their crafts the weekend of the event. We'll also serve Willa's Famous Shortbread and sweet iced tea.

Flow Gallery

Address14 S. Main Street, PO Box 923, Marshall, NC

Flow Gallery features the hand crafted work of more than 60 local and regional artists. Located in the up and coming town of Marshall, Flow is a major anchor shop in the county seat.

We have participated in ACW for several years and won national recognition with our Synesthesia Show.

Turtle Island Pottery

AddressShowroom location: 2782 Bat Cave Rd, Old Fort, NC

Penland School of Crafts

Address67 Doras Trail, Penland, NC
Events page

The Penland Gallery presents Conversation: What Remains, with installation work by textile artist Rachel Meginnes and ceramic artist Kelly O'Briant. Also, functional work in steel by Marc Maiorana in the Focus Gallery. Opening reception on Saturday, October 7, 4:30 - 6:30 PM

Ben Owen Pottery

Address105 Bens Place, Seagrove, NC

Ben Owen III is a potter from Seagrove, North Carolina. His forefathers came to NC from England as early as the late 1700s to ply their craft and furnish storage jars and other utilitarian wares to early settlers. Like his grandfather, Ben III’s pottery reflects a foundation in traditional designs.

Bulldog Pottery / Bruce Gholson and Samantha Henneke

Address3306 U.S. Hwy. 220 Alt, Seagrove, NC

Bruce Gholson & Samantha Henneke are full-time artists living & making pottery in Seagrove. Between 11:00am -1:30pm, Bruce and Samantha will give a special tour of their Bulldog Pottery studio. They will talk about some of their creative processes and show you what they are presently making.

Seagrove Potters

Address, Seagrove, NC
Events page

Experience Seagrove’s pottery tradition on a self-guided tour of over 70 working studios. Participate in hands on activities, watch demonstrations and witness behind the scenes activities, in the pottery capital of the United States. Plan to spend the day, we guarantee you’ll want to come back.

Thomas Pottery

Address1295 S. NC Highway 705, Seagrove, NC

Witness behind the scenes activities, watch demonstrations or sign up for hands-on clay party. Visit our website for more details.

Spruce Pine Potter's Market

AddressHistoric Cross Street Building, Spruce Pine, NC

We are a group of clay artists from Mitchell and Yancey counties NC that make the event, SPPM.

Tyson Graham Pottery

Address6148 Peniel Rd, Tryon, NC

Tyson Graham is a potter and musician in Tryon, NC, and has participated in American Craft Week for the past three years. He will host the annual Little Mountain Festival on October 14th at his studio, which will feature live mountain music and guest artists. Graham's fall kiln opening will be at 11:00 during the festival.