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Many Faces: A Cherokee Mask Exhibit

July 3, 2020 - May 1, 2021

The Museum of the Cherokee Indian celebrated the grand opening of its newest exhibit, Many Faces: A Cherokee Mask Exhibit. This exhibit showcases the masks, the people who made them, and the traditions and customs behind their creation and use. Many Faces is designed to provide visitors with accurate, detailed, and insightful information into Cherokee history, traditions, and ceremonies. The exhibit is a compilation of masks of different mediums, paintings, and photographs. While some of the masks are from the…

Crafted Roots: Stories and Objects from the Appalachian Mountains Exhibition

August 3 - October 30

An upcoming exhibition at the Center for Craft will examine the foundational moments in the late 1800s and early 1900s that laid the groundwork for the thriving craft scene found in the Asheville region today. Open to the public Monday - Friday, 12-6 p.m. This exhibition is the first of a series developed by Warren Wilson College for display in the Center’s John Cram Partner Gallery, putting the national craft landscape in the context of the local Asheville community, other…

New Focus Exhibition “My Happy Place”

September 29 - November 3

Located on the second level of the the Folk Art Center, the exhibit features more than 55 colorful pieces of six different media. Showcasing work by Sarah Tremaine, Marlow & Diana Gates, Zan Barnes, Michael Hatch, and Richard Flottemesch. The exhibition showcases a broad spectrum of tastes and styles—all with a happy disposition. The felted and silk apparel on display is designed and crafted by Sarah Tremaine, known for her elegant designs and exquisite textures. "Inspired by the natural world…

Find Craft in the Far West – Blue Ridge Craft Trails Exhibit

October 1 @ 10:00 am - October 31 @ 4:00 pm

Discover a new exhibit highlighting craft artists, galleries and sites on the Blue Ridge Craft Trails in far Western North Carolina at the Beal Center in the Historic Clay County Courthouse in Hayesville, North Carolina. The exhibit consists of six panels depicting craft sites in eight Western North Carolina towns, including Hayesville, Brasstown and Murphy. Located at 25 Herbert Street in Hayesville, the Beal Center is currently open to the public Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or…

WNC Pottery Festival

November 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Showcasing the work of more than 40 master potters from 13 states. This year’s festival has 16 new potters from across the country and will be held at Sylva’s Bridge Park. A variety of clay art styles will be presented. Pre-show events – including the Clay Olympics – will be held on Friday, Nov. 1 from 1 to 3 p.m. The event is juried and the lineup of potters is impressive. The event has been named one of the “Top…

73rd Fall Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands Goes Virtual

November 12 - November 15

The Southern Highland Craft Guild hosts their second Virtual Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands, November 12-15th, 2020. This four-day online event will feature a directory of 90 exhibitors of fine craft, both traditional and contemporary. Visitors to the site will have the opportunity to explore works of clay, fiber, glass, leather, metal, paper, wood, jewelry, and more through the virtual “booths” of participating members. Visitors can shop directly from artists, watch videos of craft demonstrations, interact with artists in…

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