Community Open House

Annual Community Open House

The Community Open House is an annual event that opens the doors to Penland’s studios to between 350 and 500 adults and children from Mitchell County and beyond, engaging them in free, quality hands-on studio experiences. The Community Open House also offers information about Penland’s upcoming workshops and other programs.

Each year, over 100 artist volunteers from the surrounding community make this day possible by helping visitors with the hands-on activities in the studios.

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2018 Community Open House

The 2018 Penland School of Crafts community open house will be Saturday, March 3 from 1-5 PM. A range of craft activities will take place around the Penland campus, from making a clay pot on a potter’s wheel to forging steel into a hook at the anvil.

Penland Community Open House