It's the time of year we plan our events and get participants signed up! Check us out - we'll have more join as we get closer:
Click here for a short video of American Craft Week in Western North Carolina...to give you a preview of what to expect and enjoy!
Our 2018 Participants:
Art Connections offers art studio tours in the western NC region!
Asheville Area Arts Council Asheville
207 Coxe Avenue, Asheville, NC • Visit website
The Asheville Area Arts Council is the collective voice for the arts, advancing Buncombe County by delivering resources, developing innovative collaborations, and fostering creativity in the community.
Asheville Art in the Park Asheville
Pack Square, Downtown, Asheville, NC • Visit website
Asheville is known as the hub of artistic activity that radiates throughout the area. Vacationers marvel at the city as it's arts and culture oozes out of everyside of the artcentric mountainous region.Come start your next artistic adventure in the center of Asheville in Pack Square Park.
Azalea Bindery Asheville
1 Brookgreen Pl, Asheville, NC • Visit website
Open studio day with book binding and paper marbling demonstration.
Center for Craft Asheville
67 Broadway St., Asheville, NC • Visit website
Center for Craft advances the understanding of craft by supporting research, critical dialogue, and professional development. Visit the Center's gallery, a craft destination in the heart of downtown Asheville investigating contemporary practices of making through exhibitions, tours and workshops.
Visit Asheville's historic arts and crafts destination! Our 11-acre property, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is home to Grovewood Gallery, working artist studios, a sculpture garden, Golden Fleece restaurant, the Biltmore Industries Homespun Museum, and an antique car museum.
Mountain Made Asheville
1 Page Ave, #123, Asheville, NC • Visit website
The North Carolina Glass Center is a nonprofit dedicated to education, exploration, and collaboration in all forms of glass. We offer daily demonstrations, workshops and a gallery which represents over 20 of our glass artists and instructors. Come visit or take a class today.
Southern Highland Craft Guild - Biltmore Village Asheville
26 Lodge Street, Asheville, NC • Visit website
Southern Highland Craft Guild - Tunnel Road Asheville
930 Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC • Visit website
A neighborhood tradition, built in 1955 by Ralph Morris Sr. for Stuart Nye and the Southern Highland Craft Guild, a pair of stone houses stand as a monument where time-honored traditions continue. Guild Crafts continues as a craft shop offering the finest handmade crafts including jewelry, pottery, baskets, ironwork, glass, fiber and much more. Visit Guild Crafts and experience where the past meets the present and take home a piece of Southern Mountain tradition.
Southern Highland Craft Guild-Folk Art Center Asheville
Milepost 382 Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, NC • Visit website
The Folk Art Center is home to the Southern Highland Craft Guild. The center showcases the finest in traditional and contemporary crafts of the Southern Appalachians. In addition to an Eastern National bookstore and Blue Ridge Parkway information desk, the center houses three galleries, a library, and the Guild's oldest craft shop. Beginning in March each year, visitors can see live craft demonstrations daily in the Folk Art Center lobby. The Folk Art Center is located in east Asheville on the Blue Ridge Parkway, a five-minute drive from downtown.
Multi-Kiln Opening Extravaganza: Watch master potters throw big, carve surfaces, and pull pots out of the fire. Full facility tours, special sales to benefit our scholarship fund, and info on our classes and advanced ceramics programs. A day devoted to experiencing all aspects of making pottery.
Mica, a cooperative gallery located in downtown Bakersville NC, showcases the stunning work of its 13 members. On display and available for sale are functional and sculptural ceramics, glass, fiber, metal and paintings. Mica will host a variety of pop-up events during ACW to honor our patrons.
Southern Highland Craft Guild - Moses Cone Manor Blowing Rock
Milepost 294 Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock, NC • Visit website
Visitors enjoy a marriage of spectacular views, Georgian Revival architecture and stunning handmade crafts at the Manor House. Parkway Craft Center is one of five shops of the Southern Highland Craft Guild and features work from over 300 Southern Appalachian craftspeople. Work on display includes clay, glass, leather, fiber, jewelry, wood, natural materials, paper and metal. Whether visitors are looking for a special accent piece for the home or a unique gift for a special occasion, they will find the perfect selection.
Lucy Clark Cedar Mountain
8 Easy St, Cedar Mountain, NC • Visit website
I am a professional artist specializing in hand build ceramics in Western North Carolina. I have currently have a working studio and gallery in Brevard, NC., called Artists @ Work.
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.
The Gallery at Flat Rock Flat Rock
2702A Greenville Highway, Flat Rock, NC • Visit website
We represent fine art and craft artists and celebrate them with exhibits and demos throughout the year. WE are happy to participate in American Craft Week. Sherry Masters in AVL shared American Craft Week with me.
14 S Main Street, Marshall, NC • Visit website
You can also keep up with Western NC events year round on Facebook! Please like us at - www.facebook.com/AmericanCraftWeekWNC/
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!