Penland Events 2017


Community Open House

Saturday, March 4, 2017

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.



Annual Benefit Auction

The 2017 Annual Benefit Auction will take place Friday, August 11 and Saturday, August 12 on the Penland campus. This gala weekend is a celebration of creativity and community made possible by the many artists, volunteers, and friends who support Penland. Tickets are required for the event and will go on sale in the spring.



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 Flex building at Penland.
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Monday, August 7, 2017
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Thursday, November 16, 2017


Gallery Events

The Penland Gallery and Visitors Center will reopen for the season March 4, 2017. The gallery will be featuring a selection of Penland artists in its 2017 exhibits. No admission is charged. See the gallery website for more information.