Celebrate ACW in Western North Carolina

 Mark your calendar for American Craft Week 2015!  October 2-11 

We are beginning to plan our 2015 Western NC events.  Check back here for updates.

2015 American Craft Week Participants include:  


Allanstand Craft Shop at the Folk Art Center                                     Asheville     Milepost 382 Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, NC • Visit website
Allanstand is the oldest continuously operating craft shop in the United States. It was started by Presbyterian missionary Frances Goodrich in 1897 in Madison County, NC. The shop eventually moved to downtown Asheville in 1908, and to its current home at the Folk Art Center in 1980.

Appalachian Craft Shop                                                                           Asheville
10 N Spruce St Ste120, Asheville, NC • Visit website
Hand-crafted, functional, North Carolina pottery and other traditional Southern Appalachian crafts in wood, fiber and glass. We are open Monday- Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM, and Sunday from 10 AM to 2 PM starting in April. We are also open everyday at the gift shop in the Renaissance Hotel.

Asheville Area Arts Council                                                                       Asheville
PO BOX 507, Asheville, NC • Visit website
The Asheville Area Arts Council is the collective voice for the arts in Buncombe County, North Carolina. We are partnering with our local organizing team to help produce and promote American Craft Week events in Buncombe County.

Grovewood Gallery                                                                                     Asheville
111 Grovewood Rd.,   Visit websiteJump to events page.

Guild Crafts                                                                                                  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.

Haw Creek Forge                                                                                        Asheville
2000 Riverside Drive, #6, Asheville, NC • Visit website
To be decided.

MH LIBMAN Woodturning                                                                          Asheville
191 Lyman St. Suite #165, Asheville , NC • Visit website

Mountain Made                                                                                         Asheville
1 Page Avenue, Asheville, NC • Visit website

River Arts District Artists                                                                         Asheville
, Asheville, NC • Visit website
Join the artists of the River Arts District on the Second Saturday of each month for A Closer Look— a day of artist demonstrations, classes, open studios and fun. Spend the day hopping and shopping from studio to studio to view a range of mediums and an abundance of creativity!

Southern Highland Craft Gallery at Biltmore Village                                Asheville  26 Lodge St., Asheville, NC • Visit website

The gallery in Biltmore Village is the newest Southern Highland Craft Guild shop, selling a wide range of work including pottery, glass, wood, jewelry, fiber, metal, paper, mixed media and natural materials. Learn about the rich craft heritage of the region, and artists who are stretching the boundaries of their craft with modern, innovative techniques.

Southern Highland Craft Guild - Folk Art Center                                   Asheville
Milepost 382 Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, NC • Visit website                             An educational, non-profit organization that was founded in 1930 for the
purpose of creating a network and market for mountain craftspeople. Today,
guild membership stands at more than 900 artists from a nine-state region in
the Southern Highlands.

The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design                                               Asheville
67 Broadway Street, Asheville, NC • Visit website
On display October 2015, 'Made in WNC' examines the legacy of craft-based industry (textiles, pottery, and furniture) in Western North Carolina and their influence on today's artists and designer-makers.

Benchspace Gallery
free, open to the public
check Website for details
Tue -Sat 10 am-6 pm

Van Dyke Jewelry and Fine Craft                                                              Asheville
29 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC • Visit website
We are a retail gallery located in the heart of downtown Asheville, North Carolina.
We feature all manner of local art and fine craft and host gallery strolls and demonstrations on occasion.

Mica Gallery                                                                                             Bakersville
37 N Mitchell Avenue, Bakersville, NC  • Visit website                                                We are a cooperative gallery of fine crafts. We promote our individual members as fine craft artists year round and make a special push during ACW. In store, website, and social media platforms are utilized to bring a greater understanding of how craft enhances one's life.


Seven Sisters Gallery                                                                        Black Mountain
117 Cherry St, Black Mountain, NC • Visit website
We are an American Craft Gallery

Parkway Craft Center at Moses Cone Manor                                     Blowing Rock
Milepost 294, Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock, NC • Visit website           Parkway Craft Center is one of six 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.

Yummy Mud Puddle                                                                               Burnsville
264 Clear View Lane, Burnsville, NC • Visit website
The Yummy Mud Puddle includes John D. Richards, an extremely mixed media sculptor, Claudia Dunaway, potter, and Kathryn Lynch who works with textiles. Located just outside of Burnsville, we also offer a "handmade" vacation rental for visitors to the crafts of area of Western North Carolina.

Flow                                                                                                          Marshall
14 South Main Street, Marshall, NC • Visit website
Flow is a fine craft gallery in the little river town of Marshall, NC offering local and regional handcraft in pottery, jewelry, clothing, body care, furniture and woodwork, woven and quilted items, painting, photography, sculpture, and stationery and book arts.

Last year, our event "Synesthesia," an exploration of the influence of the senses in artmaking, won recognition for Most Innovative Event.

Tyson Graham Pottery                                                                                     Tryon
6148 Peniel Rd, Tryon, NC • Visit website
Tyson Graham is a potter living and working in Tryon, NC, under the mentorship of Claude and Elaine Graves of Little Mountain Pottery.


 Come join us....We will be celebrating ACW during the whole month of October!