November 28, 2009

2nd Annual Holiday Pottery Sale in Black Mountain

Dec 4, 6PM-8PM, Black Mountain Center for the Arts Clay Studio, 225 West State St Black Mountain NC. Pottery for sale will include student and community member’s work made at the studio during 2009. Refreshments and live music will also be a part of the evening’s activities. The Exhibit will continue through January 29, 2010, and the holiday sale will be available during regular hours through mid-December. Website:

November 27, 2009

22nd Annual Hard Candy Christmas

Nov 27-28, 10AM-5PM, WCU Ramsey Center, Cullowee NC. "Hard Candy Christmas" ART & CRAFT SHOW. This highly anticipated annual event has become a "Mountain Christmas Tradition". Over 100 regional and area artists and craftsmen exhibit and sell their best work of the year . Returning customers come early for the first pick of one of a kind Christmas gifts and ornaments. Read more...

November 22, 2009

Cherokee Carvers: Tradition Renewed Docent-Led Tour

Dec 4, 12:00 - 1:00PM, Asheville Art Museum, 2 South Pack Square, Asheville NC. Join an Asheville Art Museum Docent on a guided tour of the exciting exhibition Cherokee Carvers: Tradition Renewed. Cherokee Carvers: Tradition Renewed examines the work of 15 living Cherokee carvers along with the work of Amanda Crowe, the noted Cherokee carver who taught many of these artists. The last day to view this exhibition in December 6, so come take a tour while you can! Website:

Annual Appalachian Potters Market

Dec 5, 10AM-4PM, McDowell High School - Commons Area, McDowell High School Road Marion NC. Annual event featuring potters from across North Carolina. Some styles represented are raku, decorative stoneware, and traditional folk pottery. Items for sale include cookware, planters, jewelry, and Christmas ornaments. Raffle. Admission $4.00; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at McDowell High School. For more information, call 828-652-8610.

Home of the Perfect Christmas Tree Holiday Market

Dec 5-6, Cross Street Center, Summit Avenue, Spruce Pine NC. Housed in a renovated mill, the Holiday Market features handcrafted artists and craftspeople selling their wares in a festive setting. Experience a memorable shopping experience among one of a kind decorations, a Market Café, and special holiday entertainment. The Market compliments the Toe River Studio Tour taking place the same weekend where over 200 artists in the region will open their studios to the public.Website:

Blue Ridge Artisans Show and Sale in Marion

Dec 2-22, McDowell Arts Council, Main Street Marion NC. Holiday gallery show and sale featuring the work of McDowell County artisans exhibiting pottery, woodworking, basketry, jewelry, textile arts and other fine crafts. Website:

Workshop: Creative Fabric Cards

Dec 5, 10AM - 5PM, Cloth Fiber Workshop, Asheville NC. Heather Working with a wide variety of one-of-a-kind handmade fabrics, you'll learn how to collage and layer them to make wonderful unique cards. Use embroidery to add accents to your designs. With the simple techniques used in this class, and your left over fabrics, you'll be able to make postcards and card sets for holiday gifts, use them for special occasions, or frame them!Instructor Heather Allen-Swarttouw. Fee: $90 + materials.


November 20, 2009

Fisrt Annual Penland Ornament

Begin your collection with the first. The 2009 Penland ornament, a claw or ball peen hammer with the Penland logo on end of the handle, is now available in limited addition. Created by Penland School instructor Janis Miltenberger. Flameworked glass, 5 - 5-1/2 inches long, gift boxed, $48 each, shipping additional. To purchase, call the gallery at 828-765-6211 or send email to Website:

Happy 27th Glass Feather Studio!

November 27th, 28th, and 29th-Friday and Saturday 10:00 - 5:00-Sunday 1:00 - 5:00-Closed Thanksgiving Day, 3-Day Holiday Open House- Glass Feather Studio Gallery-27th Year Anniversary. Hundreds of glass gifts to choose from for tabletop, home and garden - all made by hand and signed by the artists right here in Transylvania County! Refreshments, Register-To-Win Prizes, Special Winter Scenes Exhibit by Rob Travis Fine Art Photography, Music and Poetry Readings. Call 828.885.8457 or visit for more information or directions. Regular Hours: Open Wednesday - Saturday 10:00 - 5:00 April - December 20

Santa's Palette Annual Holiday Show in Brevard

Nov 23-Dec 16, Transylvania Arts Council, 349 S. Caldwell St., Brevard NC. Annual Holiday Show and Sale at TC Arts Council. A great place to start and finish your Holiday Shopping. An artist reception will be held on Nov. 27th during the Brevard 4th Friday Gallery Walk from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Website:

November 19, 2009

Folk Art Center Hosts Tellabration

Nov  22, 3 - 5pm, The Folk Art Center, 382 Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville NC.   Tellabration   is an internationally recognized day of storytelling featuring traditional folk tales and contemporary stories by some of the most recognizable names in storytelling. (Limited Seating).

NC Art Workshop: Creative Repurposing

21-22  ASHEVILLE  Creative Repurposing - Workshop.  In this workshop you'll learn to creatively repurpose old wool sweaters into wearable art!  By cutting and piecing the salvaged scraps into new shapes, you'll construct an asymetric layered vest using hand stitches and decorative, functional embellishment. Expect to leave the class with your own one-of-a-kind garment!

November 17, 2009

La Menagerie Ceramics Open Studio & Kiln Opening

Nov 21, 22, 28, 29, 5, 6 - La Menagerie Ceramic Studio, 69 Gibson Rd. Asheville NC. Visit La Menagerie Ceramics open studio and kiln openings to see the work of Jean and Carl Saake. 828-298-2934

4th Friday Gallery Walk in Brevard

Nov 27, until 9PM, downtown Brevard. Enjoy exploring Brevard's galleries, 14 sculptures and five murals. A brochure for the gallery walks can be found at under "Art Tours". For more information call Transylvania County Arts Council at 828-884-2787.

November 14, 2009

Open Registraion at John C Campbell

John C. Campbell Folk School announces open registration for all of our 2010 classes!Catalogs are being mailed this week and January-December 2010 class descriptions are available online!Register online, or call us today! 1-800-FOLK-SCH (365-5724). Browse the class descriptions and read more...

November 13, 2009

Patchwork Show Today and Tomorrow

Nov 13-14, 10AM - 4 PM, St. Timothy Methodist Church, Asheville Hwy, Brevard NC. Unique show with items arranged in boutique fashion will include high quality (juried) crafts by area artists. Beautiful one-of-a-kind handmade items will include sterling silver, gold-filled, dichroic and polymer clay jewelry, home decor, candle wreaths, flower arrangements, towels, doll clothes, hand sewn critters, greeting cards, baskets, hand painted items, and much more. Home baked items, coffee and snacks available. 828.883-2029

November 10, 2009

Asheville Art Museum's Holiday Market Shopping Extravaganza

Nov 17 - 22, 2009, in the Pack Place Community Gallery, Pack Place, downtown Asheville NC. Open during regular Museum hours. The Museum will offer 20% off all sales for our Members Friday, November 20. Don't miss it! Also, All shoppers who spend over $50 during the Holiday Market will be entered to win a fabulous prize: one night stay + dinner at Asheville’s beautiful Sourwood Inn.(Some restrictions apply.) Webstie:

November 9, 2009

Penland Auction

Nov 12, 8:00 PM, Gorelick Social Hall at Penland School of Crafts,  SPRUCE PINE NC   Penland's Last 2009 Auction.   Fall Auction. The auction will include student and instructor work in clay, glass, iron, letterpress printing, metals, and who knows what else? Our Concentration students are always very generous and this auction is a great way to get a jump on the holiday gift season.

November 8, 2009

Collage: From Paper to Cloth Workshop

Nov 14 & 15, 10AM - 5PM, Asheville NC. Margaret Couch Cogswell, currently a a Resident Artist at Penland School of Crafts, conducts the workshop. In this class you'll experiment with translating paper collage images into a cloth wall hanging. On the first day you'll create several small paper collages using simple techniques. On the second day you'll transform one of your paper collages into a cloth wall hanging. Emphasis will be placed on freedom of movement between media. Fee: $185 + materials. For more information or to register:

“Free Lace” Workshop

Nov 14, 10:30AM-4:30PM, Black Mountain Center for the Art, 225 W State St, Black Mountain NC.  “Free Lace” Workshop at BMCA in November in time for the holidays.  “Free Lace” is a way of producing wearable art lace made from combined fibers such as ribbon, thread, suching, yarn, and more. The materials are applied and stitched to a water-soluble stabilizer. Once the piece is placed in water, the stabilizer disappears and a wonderful piece of lace appears. Read more...

November 7, 2009

Random Arts Demo Delight Night

Nov 13, 5PM-8PM,  SALUDA . Wine & Cheese Demo Delight Night at Random Arts. Stop in on Friday,  to say goodbye to Random Arts as we know it, and enjoy learning some new techniques from artist Carol Sloan, Betsy Libbey and myself. We'll share some laughter, good times and memories of what we have all shared together over the last 14 years. Website:

November 5, 2009

Local Giveaway at John C Campbell

John C Campbell Folk School announces local giveaways are available from the Folk School occasionally when certain classes have lower enrollment. Tuition is free, but students will be required to pay a $25 registration fee and any additional materials costs. Each person may only claim a giveaway one time every 12 months. Local Giveaways are awarded on a first-come first-serve basis and may not be used on a class for which you are already registered. Recipients must be residents of the Folk School's "Local" Counties: Cherokee, Clay, Macon, Swain, Graham (NC); Union, Towns, Fannin (GA), and Polk (TN). For more information.. .

November 3, 2009

Blacksmithing for Beginners

Nov 20-22, John C Campbell Folk School, Brasstown (near Hayesville) NC. Enjoy the flow of watching, gaining knowledge, and then doing as we explore blacksmithing basics. In addition to forging hot iron, gain an introduction to other aspects of metalworking. Torch use and forge welding will be demonstrated and then practiced, and the safe use of shop equipment such as READ MORE...

November 1, 2009

Scenic 276 Arts Corridor

The Scenic 276 South Fine Art & Craft Corridor encompasses a 13-mile stretch  in Transylvania County beginning just south of Brevard and ending at the NC/SC line. It meanders up the mountain showcasing art galleries, working and teaching studios, shops, charming lodgings, home-style dining and fresh local produce. Many of the studios and galleries provide an opportunity to meet the artists creating pottery, glass art, paintings, sculpture, photography, metal work and more. Read more...