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.


 2014 Participants included:

The Mountain Metalsmiths School of Jewelry & Lapidary                        Arden
197 Locust Court, Arden, NC • Visit websiteJump to events page
I own and teach jewelry skills at the Mountain Metalsmiths School of Jewelry & Lapidary. My involvement with ÀCW is to demonstrate for the public so that they can appreciate what it takes to create wearable art. We will be demonstrating this year at the Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival in TN for ACW.

Alexander & Lehnert Fine Jewelry                                                          Asheville
The Historic Grove Archade, Suite 142, 1 Page Ave., Asheville, NC • Visit website
This gallery, centrally located in downtown Asheville, features the distinctive works of jewelers Michelle Alexander and Bill Lehnert.

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.

Art Connections                                                                                        Asheville
, Asheville, NC • Visit website Jump to events page

Art Connections Tours celebrates American Craft Week with a special tour offer!

Any private group tour for up to 4 people, booked during American Craft Week and scheduled before Dec. 31, 2014 will receive a 20% discount on rates!

Normal tour rates:
Full day tour: $125/person; $225/couple. Special American Craft Week rate: $100/person; 180/couple. Includes lunch and transportation.

Half day tour: $60/person; $110/couple. Special American Craft Week rate: $48/person; $88/couple. Includes transportation.

Asheville Art in the Park                                                                           Asheville
Downtown, Pack Square, Asheville, NC • Visit website
2014 Shows - October 4, 11, 18; 10a.m.- 6p.m.
Asheville Art in the Park will once again be providing access to some of the finest artists in the region with its market series now in its sixth year. Nationally known artists exhibit at this event and the best part is- they are local. Muddy Knees Design and Production is proud to once again offer local artists the opportunity to connect with the public in Asheville‘s Pack Square Park. 3 consecutive Saturday’s in October.

Asheville Art Museum                                                                              Asheville
2 S Pack Sqare, Asheville, NC • Visit websiteJump to events page
The Asheville Art Museum's outstanding collection of American art of the 20th and 21st centuries has established it as a leader in the arts for Western North Carolina, a region celebrated for its unique crafts.

Blue Spiral 1                                                                                              Asheville
38 Biltmore Ave., Asheville, NC • Visit website

Blue Spiral 1 will open 4 new exhibitons on Thursday, Oct 2, just in time for American Craft Week.  Join us to get a start on the ACW celebrations from 5-8pm!

Grove Arcade                                                                                            Asheville
1 Page Ave., Asheville, NC • Visit websiteJump to events page
A collection of galleries and shops with seasonal events showcasing a variety of artists and crafters.

Ruth Summers, Exec. Director of Grove Arcade, is a Board Member of ARTS North Carolina.  This October ARTS North Carolina, your state-wide advocacy organization, will be working hard in Buncombe County and beyond to encourage sales of The CREATIVE State – ARTS license plate. Your plate purchase benefits the work of ARTSNC, our statewide organization uniting North Carolinians for the arts. 
To purchase a plate visit: TheCreativeState.org

Grovewood Gallery                                                                                   Asheville
111 Grovewood Road, Asheville, NC • Visit websiteJump to events page

Hops & Crafts: Mugs, Steins & Tankards by Regional Artists
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 4 (2 - 5pm)
Come meet your new favorite mug! Grovewood Gallery celebrates American Craft Week with the opening of an intoxicating exhibit of divine steins, perfect pints and tempting tankards, all handcrafted by 17 of Western North Carolina’s leading artists. Several participating artists will be in attendance and craft beer and cider will be provided. Hops & Crafts will be on display through Wednesday, December 31, 2014. This exhibit is sponsored by Hi-Wire Brewing (located in downtown Asheville on Hilliard Ave.) and Urban Orchard Cider Company (located in West Asheville on Haywood Rd.)

HandMade in America                                                                              Asheville
125 S Lexington Avenue, Ste. 101, Asheville, NC • Visit website
Our mission is to grow economies through craft and creative placemaking. On October 11, HandMade in America will host Western NC’s American Craft Week Keynote speaker, Karen Fowler, Executive Director of ArtFields. This free event is open to the public.

Jewels That Dance                                                                                  Asheville
63 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC • Visit website
Jewels That Dance is the working studio of Paula Dawkins, designer goldsmith. We have been located on Haywood Street in Asheville North Carolina for 30 years - in the forefront of the revival of downtown Asheville, NC. Jewels That Dance is both a retail jewelry gallery and studio of Pauls Dawkins.

Lori Theriault/Crazy Green Studios                                                        Asheville
191 Lyman Street, #180, Asheville, NC • Visit websiteJump to events page
I am a member of The Village Potters, a Collective that shares a commitment to nurturing each other's development and success. We are a fully equipped Pottery housing the working studios of six professional Resident Potters, three showrooms of fine craft, and a Teaching Center.


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

Mora                                                                                                           Asheville
9 West Walnut St., Suite 2A, Asheville, NC • Visit website
Art Jewelry Pioneer Robert Ebendorf at Mora for Book Signing and Trunk Show
Pop-Up Exhibit Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 2:00–5:00 pm

Mora showcases contemporary jewelry in a vibrant boutique setting that celebrates the independent spirit of Asheville, North Carolina. The store features a carefully curated collection of top-tier established and emerging designers making one-of-a-kind work.

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

During American Craft Week Mountain Made will be featuring three guest artists doing demonstrations.
Jim Beghtol - wire sculpture trees, Sat. Oct. 4th, 11am - 4pm.
Paige Houghton -fiber bowl construction, Fri. Oct. 10th, 11am - 4pm.
Bonnie Lucas - plant/leaf poundings (which is an old technique used by native Americans) Sat. Oct. 11th, 11am - 4pm.

New Morning Gallery                                                                                Asheville
7 Boston Way, 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!

Sculptural Art Baskets by Matt Tommey                                                Asheville
191 Lyman Street #160, Asheville , NC • Visit website
I am a sculptural basketry artist based in Asheville, NC working in locally-available, natural materials like including bark, vines and branches. My work captures the rhythm and beauty of the natural world. During American Craft Week I will be in the studio October 9,10 &11 doing daily demonstrations.

Shine On Brightly                                                                                     Asheville
www.shineonbrightly.com, Asheville, NC • Visit website
Shine On Brightly is an online gallery for artist-made cremation urns and memorials for people and pets. Shine On Brightly offers an alternative to the many mass-produced memorials out there.

Shine On Brightly's collection features the works of more than 40 artisans who create meaningful memorials

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

Southern Highland Craft Guild - Folk Art Center                                   Asheville
Milepost 382 Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, NC • Visit website

The Folk Art Center has the following schedule of artist demonstrations planned for American Craft Week! 10am-4pm daily
Oct. 3
Lorraine Cathey (felting)
Irene Semanchuck (polymer clay)

Oct. 4 - 5
Jack Rogers (wood turning)
Collene Karcher (stone carving)

Oct. 6 - 8
Jack Rogers (wood turning)
Sue Grier (stoneware pottery)

Oct. 9
Peggy DeBell (printing, quilting, embroidery)
Sue Grier (stoneware pottery)

Oct. 10 - 12
Peggy DeBell (printing, quilting, embroidery)
Marlow Gates (brooms)

Southern Highland Craft Guild - Guild Crafts                                        Asheville
930 Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC • Visit website

The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design                                               Asheville
67 Broadway Street, Asheville, NC • Visit website
CCCD's Benchspace Gallery & Workshop investigates making in the 21st Century. The exhibition "Gee’s Bend: From Quilts to Prints" explores a unique series of prints from 2005 to the present from Sept 5, 2014 - Jan 10, 2015. Check the Website for additional programs. Hours: Tues-Sat, 10 - 6 pm.

The Village Potters                                                                                  Asheville
191 Lyman Street, #180, Asheville, NC • Visit websiteJump to events page
The Village Potters is one of the Premier potteries in Western North Carolina. Seven renowned potters work on location Mon- Sat 10-6 pm. Ongoing demonstrations will happen throughout American Craft Week. Watch our website for additional event announcements.

Thomas Reardon Kathleen Doyle                                                           Asheville
111 Grovewood Rd, Asheville, NC • Visit website
We are jewelers and resident studio artists at Grovewood Gallery. We will have an Open Studio with other resident artists on Saturday Oct 11th - 11am-4pm. 
but normally we are open every weekend on Sat from 11-4

We will be doing demos and serving snacks as well.

VanDyke Jewelry & Fine Craft                                                                 Asheville
29 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC • Visit website
Locally owned and operated gallery in downtown Asheville. The gallery focuses on maintaining an inviting and comfortable space while offering interesting, well crafted work for body & home. Events include a kick-off first Friday gallery stroll, give-a-way of jewelry special for event, demos & more.

Mica Gallery                                                                                           Bakersville
37 N Mitchell Avenue, Bakersville, NC • Visit website

Artist Reception at Mica, Saturday, October 4, from 5 - 8 pm. "What I Know," by photographer Dana Moore.  Join us to meet the artist, view the work and enjoy some homemade treats!

Turtle Island Pottery Old Fort                                                        Black Mountain
51 Cedar Creek Rd, Black Mountain, NC • Visit website

Showroom address:  2782 Bat Cave Rd. Old Fort, NC

Southern Highland Craft Guild - Parkway Craft Center                  Blowing Rock
Milepost 294, Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock, NC • Visit website

John C. Campbell Folk School                                                             Brasstown
One Folk School Road, Brasstown, NC • Visit websiteJump to events page
Celebrate the rich heritage of the Appalachians at our 41st Fall Festival, featuring over 200 craftspeople, continuous live music and dance, craft demonstrations, good food, and much more! October 4 & 5. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Yummy Mud Puddle                                                                               Burnsville
264 Clear View Lane, Burnsville, NC • Visit website
Home and studio of John Richards, mixed media, and Claudia Dunaway, potter. Claudia will be participating in the Spruce Pine Potters Market on October 11 & 12.

Shape By Design Showroom                                                                     Canton
894 Allen Farm Rd , Canton, NC • Visit website
Shape by Design is a group of artists and friends living in Western North Carolina. The gallery features work in wood, paper, ceramics, and mixed media.

As part of Craft Week, we will be open daily from October 4-12. Monday-Friday hours are 10a-2p. Saturday and Sunday hours are 10a-5p.

Chimney Rock State Park                                                                Chimney Rock
431 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC • Visit website
We are a state park with 2 gift shops. We offer a big selection of arts and crafts in both of our stores, most of the artists are from the WNC region.

Haywood Community College                                                                      Clyde
185 Freedlander Dr., Clyde, NC • Visit websiteJump to events page
EXCITE: An exhibit of Contemporary Textiles & Fiber Art inspired or reflective of the design ideals set forth by Anni Albers at Black Mountain College.

Opening 4-7p Oct. 9, 2014. Mary Cornwell Gallery, HCC.
Local Cloth and the Haywood Community College Creative Arts program invite you to join us.

Arts Council of Henderson County                                               Hendersonville
P.O. Box 767, Hendersonville, NC • Visit website
Art on Main, a fine art / fine craft festival now in its 55th year, will take place on October 4 and 5,
10-5pm both days. We invite you to stroll our charming and historic Main Street in Hendersonville, NC, for fine arts & crafts by some of the best regional artists, plus live art demonstrations.

Smitten of Highlands                                                                              Highlands
PO Box 369 10 Foreman Road, Highlands, NC • Visit website
Smitten is a made in America Craft Gallery that specalizes in highlighting local talent at our third Thursday meet the artis event.

Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11-6
Sunday 1-5
Featured Artist: Ceramic Sculptress Trish Salmon
Smitten features the work of over hundred American artists.

Flow                                                                                                          Marshall
14 South Main Street, Marshall, NC • Visit website
Flow is a fine craft gallery in Marshall, NC. For ACW, we will host a collaborative exhibit entitled "Synesthesia: Ineffable Pairings of Scent and Cloth"

Collaborators are Flow members Selinde Lanier, a weaver; Lisa Mandle, a clothing designer/maker and Katie Vie, a botanical aromatherapist.

Heartwood Gallery                                                                                       Saluda
21 East Main Street, Saluda, NC • Visit website
Wrap Yourself In American Craft!
Heartwoods focus for ACW 2014 is on scarves...woven, felted, painted, printed.
A special display of scarves by fiber artists Sally Jones, Kristen Gereau, Elizabeth Rubidge, Lori Ross, and a trunk show with Jen Swearington Sat 10/11.
100% American Craft since 1985

Spruce Pine Potters Market                                                                Spruce Pine
31 Cross Street, Spruce Pine, NC • Visit website
A unique gathering of our region's renowned potters and clay artists! Always the second weekend of October held at the historic 31 Cross Street Building in Spruce Pine, North Carolina.

Black Mountain Studios                                                                      Swannanoa
626 Old Lytle Cove Rd., Swannanoa, NC • Visit website

Local Cloth                                                                                           Swannanoa
106 Woodcreek Circle, Swannanoa, NC • Visit websiteJump to events page
Local Cloth members offer locally-made and locally-sourced yarns, clothing and household goods at area mills, farms, hand-weavers' studios, yarn and clothing stores and at special events. See us demonstrating spinning af Spinzilla events, and visitour show - EXCITE! - at Haywood Community College.

Grace Cathey Sculpture Garden and Gallery                                    Waynesville
136 Depot St , Waynesville, NC • Visit website
Grace is a metal sculptor and will show her 7 minute (HGTV) video demonstrating the cutting, welding, hammering and forging of steel into beautiful sculptures for your home and garden.

Art lovers!

This October ARTS North Carolina your state-wide advocacy organization will be working hard in Buncombe County and beyond to encourage sales of The CREATIVE State – ARTS license plate. Your plate purchase benefits the work of ARTSNC, our statewide organization uniting North Carolinians for the arts.

To purchase a plate visit: TheCreativeState.org

An ARTS NC board member.


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