Come celebrate American Craft Week in Western North Carolina!

 Plan to visit us during October 4-13, 2019 for American Craft Week's 10th anniversary!

Our 2019 Participants & Events include:


APPALACHIAN CRAFT CENTER                                                                Asheville
10 N. Spruce St., Asheville, NC • Visit website

Hand-crafted, functional, North Carolina pottery and other traditional Southern Appalachian Crafts in wood, fiber, and glass. We also carry etching by Jay Pfeil and face jugs!

Regional craft shop that has been in business for forty years, representing 150 crafts studios. 

Arbitrary Forms Studio                                                                                Asheville
10A Meadowview Road, Asheville, NC • Visit website

Ariel Gallery                                                                                                  Asheville
19 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC • Visit website

Asheville’s Ariel Gallery is the area’s premier fine craft cooperative, featuring 12 full time professionals working in ceramics, glass, jewelry, furniture, fiber and turned wood.

Art Connections with Sherry Masters                                                        Asheville
PO Box 8186, Asheville, NC • Visit websiteJump to events page

Art Connections will have tours offered during ACW! this is a perfect way to explore the area and see studios off the beaten path.

Asheville Area Arts Council                                                                        Asheville
207 Coxe Ave., 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
24, Kevin Ct, Asheville, NC • Visit website

What will I see at Asheville Art in the Park?
At the event you are sure to find the finest in handcrafted art that Asheville Area Artists have to offer. Skilled workers of Glass, Ceramics, Wood, Jewelry, Metal, and more make their shops open to display to the public at every market.

Azalea Bindery                                                                                             Asheville
One Brookgreen Pl, Asheville, NC • Visit website

Demo of bookbinding and marbling at my studio open to the public.

Byers McCurry Studio                                                                                 Asheville
21 Woodbury Road, Asheville, NC • Visit website

Byers McCurry Studio is the working studio/ gallery of artists Ed Byers and Holden McCurry.
Ed and Holden will be open for American Craft Week Oct. 8, 9 ,10 from 10 am to 4 pm.
Visit and view their sculptural ceramics, mixed media and encaustic art in a beautiful garden setting in North Asheville.

Center for Craft                                                                                            Asheville
67 Broadway St, Asheville, NC • Visit websiteJump to events page

Center for Craft is dedicated to advancing the field of craft through fostering new ideas, funding craft scholarships, and backing the next generation of makers, curators, and critics. We serve makers, museums, academics, and the local community investing in Field Building and Creative Placekeeping.

Erica Stankwytch Bailey, Metal and Mineral                                             Asheville
207 Coxe Ave, Studio #9, Asheville, NC • Visit website

Open Jewelry Studio on the South Slope of downtown Asheville, NC in the Refinery Creator Space. Jeweler Erica Stankwytch Bailey designs and creates sterling silver handmade jewelry with gemstones.

Grovewood Gallery                                                                                      Asheville
111 Grovewood Rd, Asheville, NC • Visit website

Grovewood Gallery is nationally recognized for its dedication to fine American art and craft. Join us for Spoonin': A Showcase of Handcrafted Spoons during our American Craft Week celebration.This exhibition will include both functional and sculptural works in wood, iron, steel, and copper.

Local Cloth                                                                                                   Asheville
207 Coxe Avenue, Studio #11, Asheville, NC • Visit websiteJump to events page

Local Cloth is a non-profit dedicated to education, collaboration and innovation in the local fiber community. Our studio in Asheville's Refinery brings artists and farmers together to learn and collaborate in our ongoing fiber arts classes and events, as well as a gathering space for members.

 Majik Studios                                                                                               Asheville
207 Coxe Avenue, Studio #13, Asheville, NC • Visit websiteJump to events page

Two Day Papermaking and Lamp Building Workshop
Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6
Come to Majik Studios and learn the process of making paper, embedding WNC leaves and flowers and then use your own handmade paper to create a small free standing light for your home.
Tuition--$240 plus $60 for supplies.
Contact the website to sign up!

Mountain Made                                                                                            Asheville
One Page Ave, Suite 123, Asheville NC  Visit website

This is our 10th year helping as a participant and sponsor celebrating American Craft Week and Mountain Made will be featuring a different craft/art each day.

These are the 10 categories of arts/crafts that Mountain Made will be featuring during the celebration week:

1. Books & Music
2. Fiber & Textiles
3. Furniture
4. Glass
5. Jewelry
6. Metal
7. Painting & Mixed Media
8. Photography
9. Pottery
10. Wood

Each day we will have a special display and possibly an artist doing a live demo. It will be great fun so join us.

North Carolina Glass Center                                                                      Asheville
140C Roberts Street, Asheville, NC • Visit website

Our non-profit, public access studio and gallery is dedicated to education, exploration, and collaboration in all forms of glass.

  Stephen Biggerstaff                                                                                    Asheville 222 Westover Drive, Asheville, NC

The Village Potters Clay Center                                                                Asheville
191 Lyman Street, #180, Asheville, NC • Visit websiteJump to events page

Join us for several special events during American Craft Week:

Ongoing exhibit: Women of Influence, celebrating our Resident Potters and the strong women who influenced their lives.

Saturday, Oct. 5 - Master Series Workshop with Cynthia Lee
Saturday, Oct. 12 - Annual Multi-Kiln Opening


MICA Gallery                                                                                             Bakersville
37 N Mitchell Ave, Bakersville, NC • Visit website

MICA is a contemporary craft cooperative gallery located in downtown Bakersville, NC. We will kick off American Craft Week with a town wide Art Walk from 4-7 pm, with food and festivities.

Haywood Community College                                                                         Clyde
185 Freedlander Drive, Clyde, NC • Visit website

HCC Creative Arts offers a 2 year professional crafts program and several year round continuing education creative arts classes. We will be offering a free Community Craft Day/Open House to celebrate ACW on Saturday 10/5 from 10 - 2.

Firefly Craft Gallery                                                                                    Flat Rock
2689 Greenville Hwy , Flat Rock, NC • Visit website

Firefly Craft Gallery has been a participant with American Craft Week for three years. We look forward to ACW every year. Firefly carries American Made fine art, fine craft, folk art, and gifts.
We have all handcrafted items chosen from the heart!
There’s always something new at Firefly!

Flow Gallery                                                                                                  Marshall
14 S Main St, Marshall, NC • Visit websiteJump to events page

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

The 44th annual Little Mountain Festival will be Saturday, October 12th, from 10am until 4pm. This event has been a part of American Craft Week for 10 years, and features guest artists, mountain music, and a kiln opening and artist talk at 11am with potter Tyson Graham.

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

You can also keep up with Western NC events year round on Facebook!

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!