Community Open House

Annual Community Open House

The Community Open House is an annual event that opens the doors to Penland’s studios to more than 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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2020 Community Open House

The 2020 Penland School of Craft Community Open House will be Saturday, February 29 from 1-5 PM. Please join us for a range of craft activities around the Penland campus—the entire event is free and open to all ages!

Want to get involved as a volunteer? Email for more information. We couldn’t make this event a success without the hard work of our great volunteers!

Penland Community Open House