Facebook Tracking Pixel
Loading Events
Find Events

Event Views Navigation

List of Events

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…

Drive-Thru End of Summer Blast at Historic Johnson Farm

August 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

We haven't been able to host any of our normal summer events, like Stories and Ice Cream or the End of Summer Blast. So let's celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of the school year with a different type of event! On August 13 between 1 and 4 PM, drive through the parking lot of the farm for an ice cream treat (ice cream sandwich or popsicle) and a take-and-make craft for kids. The event is free, but…

Fine Art & Master Crafts Festivals

August 14 - August 16

Join us at the Avery Fine Art & Master Crafts Festival, August 14-16, 2020 at Sugar Mountain Resort, the new location. The juried festivals feature an eclectic gathering of unique hand-crafted wares from fine artists and master crafters. Fine art examples are photography, paintings, jewelry, sculpture, pottery, weaving, glass art, wood crafts, wood furniture, specialty candles, body care & soaps and many more. The Avery Fine Art & Master Crafts Festival benefits the Avery County Chamber of Commerce. Hours: Friday: 1…

Blue Ridge Heritage Weekend Arts & Crafts Festival

August 22 - August 23

The Blue Ridge Heritage Weekend is the 2nd Annual Arts and Craft Fair at Shelton House - WNC History, Heritage and Crafts located on the Shelton Campus. Parking for the Event is located at 250 Pigeon Street, and behind the "Steeplechase Olde English Toffee Shop" located across the street from Shelton House. Street parking is also available on Shelton Street. Hours: August 22, 2020 (8am till 4pm) / August 23, 2020 (11am till 4pm)

Art on Main – Virtual Fine Art & Craft Fair

September 26 - September 27

The tradition continues! Art On Main will be held this year on September 26 and 27 from 11-6 PM. In an abundance of caution, we have moved this fine art & fine craft fair from Historic Downtown Hendersonville, NC to your living room. Art On Main the Virtual Fine Art & Fine Craft Fair will live stream artists' demos, interviews, and musical performances. Virtual showrooms will be available from 1-4 pm on both September 26 and 27 so you can join…

Tales of the Trail at Chimney Rock State Park

October 17 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Come experience a unique, guided night hike that is fun for the whole family. Tales of the Trail is a non-scary, fall event that introduces you to woodland creatures and how they live. Groups of 20 – 25 people will be led along a lighted, half-mile loop trail to meet costumed animal characters and receive fun giveaways. This festive event will also include music, crafts, a campfire with s’mores and other festival fun. 

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…

+ Export Events

We welcome submission of Western North Carolina events focused on our heritage themes of mountain music, crafts, foodways, outdoors and Cherokee culture. Please submit two weeks in advance.

Submit an Event