Penland Events 2015


Poetry Reading

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Stuart Kestenbaum, Penland's 2015 Andrew Glasgow Resident Writer and beloved long-time director of Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, will read a selection of his poetry. Free and open to the public. 8:15 pm in Northlight Hall.


Benefit Auction

Friday, August 7 - Saturday, August 8, 2015

Penland’s annual benefit auction is a gala weekend in the North Carolina mountains featuring the sale of more than 250 works in books, clay, drawing, glass, iron, letterpress, metals, painting, printmaking, photography, textiles, wood, and other media. The Penland auction is one of the premier craft collecting events in the Southeast and a perfect opportunity to support Penland’s educational programs. Admission is charged; absentee bidding is available.


Scholarship Auctions

Penland sessions end with an auction of work donated by students, instructors, and friends. These auctions are celebrations of the work done in the classes and an opportunity for neighbors, travelers, and craft lovers to enjoy the energy of a Penland session. The proceeds from these auctions support scholarship programs. No admission charged. Auctions take place at 8:00 pm in the Gorelick Social Hall of the Northlight Building.


Auctions take place at 8:00 PM in the Northlight Building.
Thursday, April 30
Thursday, June 4
Thursday, June 18
Thursday, July 2
Thursday, July 16
Monday, August 3
Thursday, August 20
Thursday, November 12


Community Open House

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Each year, a week before spring classes begin, the Penland studios open to the public for an afternoon of hands-on workshops and demonstrations. The Penland open house is about experimentation, creativity, and fun. No admission charged; all ages welcome. 1:00 - 5:00 pm.