Celebrate American Craft Week in Western North Carolina


We're meeting and planning for American Craft Week 2016! Soon our events will be filling up this page.  In the meantime you can keep up with spring and summer Western NC events on Facebook! Please like us at -  https://www.facebook.com/AmericanCraftWeekWNC


Mark your calendars for October 1-16, 2016!  YES - we are celebrating for 16 days in 2016!  ACW typically begins on the first Friday, but several wonderful events start on Saturday, Oct 1 and we didn't want you to miss those!

Check us out!! Here's a short video of American Craft Week in Western North Carolina...to give you a preview of what to expect and enjoy!

Appalachian Crafts                                                                                      Asheville
10 N Spruce St Ste 120, Asheville, NCVisit website
We have been a retail shop in Downtown Asheville since 1980. We represent around 150 different studios, with the majority being located in NC.
Appalachian Crafts has been a participant with American Craft Week since the beginning and appreciate the way they promote handmade throughout the country.

Asheville Area Arts Council                                                                        Asheville
207 Coxe Avenue, Asheville, NCVisit website
The Asheville Area Arts Council is the collective voice for the arts, advancing Buncombe County, NC, by delivering resources, developing innovative collaborations, and fostering creativity in the community. We work with Sherry Masters in Buncombe County North Carolina on a variety of projects.

Grovewood Gallery                                                                                      Asheville
111 Grovewood Rd, Asheville, NC • Visit websiteJump to events page
A family-owned, fine crafts destination located in the former weaving and woodworking complex of Biltmore Industries (built during 1917-1924), adjacent to The Omni Grove Park Inn in North Asheville. The gallery showcases traditional and contemporary craft, all handmade by American artisans.

Wild Hares and Other Phantasmagoria
October 1 – 31
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 1 (3 - 6pm)
During this solo exhibition, Grovewood Gallery is offering a window into the creative world of North Carolina-based artist Josh Cote, known for his intricately woven wire sculptures. Wild Hares and Other Phantasmagoria will showcase a fantastical collection of Cote’s anthropomorphic animals (predominantly wild hares), shapeshifters, spirits, as well as antique time machines. Each sculpture is unique and painstakingly handcrafted from recycled wire, epoxy clay, found objects, and welded steel.

Meet Your Maker: Open Studios + Craft Demonstrations
Saturday, October 8 (11am - 4pm)
Grovewood Gallery will connect local makers with the public on Saturday, October 8. Visitors will have the opportunity to go behind-the-scenes and tour the artist studios on the Grovewood grounds, meet makers who work in a variety of media, and browse original works of art ranging from jewelry to pottery to sculpture. Local artists Josh Cote and Matt Tommey will also be on location demonstrating their craft. Free event.

Haw Creek Forge                                                                                         Asheville
2000 Riverside Drive, #6, Asheville, NC • Visit website
Haw Creek Forge has reputation for quality, originality and service. In our riverside studio in Asheville a small group of talented artisans work with artist Catherine Murphy and carefully craft each piece of our unique and whimsical copper garden art continuing the tradition of handmade in America.

The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design                                                  Asheville
67 Broadway Street, First Floor, Asheville, NCVisit websiteJump to events page
CCCD is a national 501c3 dedicated to advancing the field of craft for the past 20 years. We invite visitors to CCCD's Benchspace Gallery & Workshop to investigate contemporary practices of making in the shifting creative landscape of the 21st century. Hours are 10-6pm Tuesday thru Saturday.

Yummy Mud Puddle                                                                                   Burnsville
264 Clear View Lane, Burnsville, NC • Visit website
We are artists who have been involved with ACW since it began. Our studios and gallery include pottery, outsider art from recycled materials and fine handmade wearables.

Firefly Craft Gallery                                                                                    Flat Rock
2689 'D' Greenville Hwy, Flat Rock, NC Visit website
American made, handcrafted fine art & crafts. Located in historic Flat Rock right next door to the post office. We carry fine art, pottery, wood crafts, jewelry, garden art, stained glass, ceramics, furniture, handbags, spirit men, & Willa's famous shortbread, candles, cards and so much more!

Arts Council of Henderson County                                                  Hendersonville
401 N. Main St., Ste 302, Hendersonville, NCVisit websiteJump to events page
Art on Main Fine Art / Fine Craft Festival, now in its 57th year, takes place October 1 and 2, 2016, along historic Main Street in Hendersonville NC.

Flow                                                                                                               Marshall
188 Overlook Ln, Marshall, NCVisit website
Exhibit in conjunction with ACW October 7-31 "Heavy Metal"
Opening reception Friday October 7, 2016 

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

Haywood County Arts Council                                                              Waynesville
86 N. Main Street, Waynesville, NC • Visit website
The Haywood County Arts Council (HCAC) is a nonprofit agency that serves all artists and arts organizations in Haywood County. During American Craft Week, the HCAC gallery will host artists of the Haywood Art Studio Tour, which will take place Oct. 28-29, 2016.

We'd like to thank the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area for sponsoring our 2015 American Craft Week in Western NC brochure! Click this link and learn more about their mission including support for: traditional craft, music heritage, Cherokee history, natural resources and agriculture.


Finally, we want you to know we just completed a collaborative video project to produce a series of short videos telling our Western NC craft story!

We know our region is rich with craft heritage and current day excitement. We'll be sharing some of our craft history in one video giving viewers an insight as to why Western NC has so many artists, craft schools, galleries and supporting organizations.  

See the Craft Heritage of WNC video here.

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