Come celebrate American Craft Week in Western North Carolina!

 Please scroll down for links and details on all of our events:


Asheville Area Arts Council: Exhibit 'We Are American Craft Week'

Asheville: Southern Highland Craft Guild, Daily Demos at the Folk Art Center

Bakersville: Customer Appreciation Week - Mica Gallery


Sunday, October 15:

Burnsville: Yummy Mud Puddle, Claudia will be showing at the Spruce Pine Potters Market, 10-5

Spruce Pine: Spruce Pine Potters Market, 10-5

Click here for a short video of American Craft Week in Western North give you a preview of what to expect and enjoy!

Art Connections                                                                                          Asheville
, Asheville, NC • Visit website
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                                                                       Asheville
207 Coxe Avenue, Asheville, NC • Visit website
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                                                                            Asheville
Pack Square Park, Asheville, NC • Visit website
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                                                                                                 Asheville
38 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC • Visit website
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.

About the show she will be featured in:


Echoing the color, movement, and energy of the dramatic change of season in the Appalachian Mountains, six artists offer their unique representation of the cyclical natural world. Fine art and craft, both representational and abstract, exemplifies the breadth of regional talent.


Peter Alberice, abstract painting
Heather Allen Hietala, wood and mixed media
Patti Quinn Hill, basketry
Peggy Root, landscape painting
Akiko Sugiyama, paper and mixed media
Jennifer Zurick, basketry

Grovewood Gallery                                                                                     Asheville
111 Grovewood Road, Asheville, NC • Visit website
Established in 1992, Grovewood Gallery showcases American-made art and craft by more than 400 artists from across the U.S. The gallery is located in Grovewood Village, housed in the historic weaving and woodworking complex of Biltmore Industries, adjacent to Omni Grove Park Inn.

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                                                                                                   Asheville
207 Coxe Avenue, Asheville, NC • Visit websitejump to events page
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. See schedule of Local Cloth’s ACW demonstrations, pop-up shops, and classes on the events link above!

Mary Carol Koester - Azalea Bindery                                                         Asheville
One Brookgreen Pl, Asheville, NC • Visit website
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                                                                         Asheville
1 Page Ave., Suite 123, Asheville, NC • Visit website
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                                                                      Asheville
140C Robert St, Asheville, NC • Visit website  jump to events page
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. See our American Craft Week special events on our link above - we have a lot going on!

Ray Jones                                                                                                     Asheville
, Asheville, NC • Visit websiteJump to events page
Second Acts - Craft as an Encore Career - On-line exhibit

Southern Highland Craft Guild                                                                   Asheville
Milepost 382 Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, NC • Visit website
Cultivating the crafts and makers of the Southern Highlands for the purpose of shared resources, education, marketing, and conservation. The main headquarters at the Folk Art Center will have daily craft demonstrations throughout the week. In addition, Guild galleries showcasing work from nearly 200 artisans can be visited in Asheville and Blowing Rock at the following locations:

Biltmore Village, 26 Lodge Street, Asheville NC
Tunnel Road, 930 Tunnel Road, Asheville NC
Moses Cone Manor, 294 Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock NC

The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design                                                  Asheville
67 Broadway Street, Asheville, NC • Visit website
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                                                                                      Asheville
191 Lyman Street, #180, Asheville, NC • Visit website
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!

Tom Reardon and Kathleen Doyle                                                             Asheville
111 Grovewood Rd, Asheville, NC • Visit website
We have participated as artist-craftsmen in Asheville/American Craft Week for a
number of years. Grovewood Village, the historic property where our studio is located, also participates. To celebrate American Craft Week Grovewood will have open studios.  We will demo some of our processes, have a jewelry raffle and offer refreshments! Our studio is located through the open doors beside the Homespun Museum. Saturday, Oct 7, 11am - 4pm.

 Mica                                                                                                           Bakersville
37 N. Mitchell Ave, Bakersville, NC • Visit website
Customer appreciation week at Mica. Refreshments and a chance to win a gift certificate from our members.

John C Campbell Folk School                                                                  Brasstown
One Folk School Rd, Brasstown, NC • Visit website
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.


Christine Kosiba                                                                                           Brevard
, Brevard, NC • Visit website Jump to events page
Second Acts - Craft as an Encore Career - On-line exhibit

Yummy Mud Puddle                                                                                   Burnsville
264 CLEAR VIEW LANE, Burnsville, NC • Visit website
The artists at 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                                                                                  Flat Rock
2689 'D' Greenville Hwy, Flat Rock, NC • Visit website
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                                                                                                 Marshall
14 S. Main Street, PO Box 923, Marshall, NC • Visit website
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.

Dream Wind Flutes - Lee Entrekin                                                               Old Fort
, Old Fort, NC • Visit website • Jump to events page
Second Acts - Craft as an Encore Career - On-line exhibit

Turtle Island Pottery                                                                                      Old Fort
Showroom location: 2782 Bat Cave Rd, Old Fort, NC • Visit website

Penland School of Crafts                                                                             Penland
67 Doras Trail, Penland, NC • Visit websiteJump to 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

Spruce Pine Potter's Market                                                                 Spruce Pine
Historic Cross Street Building, Spruce Pine, NC Visit website
We are a group of 30 clay artists from Mitchell and Yancey counties NC that make the event, SPPM, always the second week of October.  You will experience a rich variety from this group of amazing artists!

Tyson Graham Pottery                                                                                      Tryon
6148 Peniel Rd, Tryon, NC • Visit websiteJump to events page
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.

Art on Depot - Studio & Fine Art & Craft Gallery                                 Waynesville
250 Depot Street, Waynesville, NC • Visit website • Jump to events page
Cathey Bolton opened Art on Depot - Studio & Fine Art & Craft Gallery in Nov. 2008. Cathey has her ceramic studio located on site so customers and watch and ask questions about the creation process. Cathey has been working in clay for over 25+ years, creating functional pottery for every day use.

Ken Hall Knives                                                                                       Waynesville
, Waynesville, NC • Visit websiteJump to events page
Second Acts - Craft as an Encore Career - On-line exhibit 

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Our American Craft Week in Western NC group worked on a few videos to tell our story of the rich craft heritage in our region.  See the Craft Heritage of WNC video here.

 We look forward to celebrating American Craft Week with you this year!