Penland Events 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! More information

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 Northlight building at Penland.

Thursday, April 30
Thursday, June 4
Thursday, June 18
Thursday, July 2
Thursday, July 16
Monday, Aug. 3
Thursday, Aug. 20
Thursday, Nov. 12

Annual Benefit Auction

The 2020 Penland Benefit Auction will be Friday, August 7 and Saturday, August 8, 2020. Sign up here to receive auction news via email as the event approaches.

Penland Calendar of Events

Please see the calendar below for the most up-to-date information about upcoming slide presentations, receptions, show and tell gatherings, and more happening at Penland. These public events are always free and open to the entire Penland community.


More good reasons to visit campus…

  • Penland Gallery – will reopen in March. In the meantime, visit to shop online!
  • Supply Store – winter hours: Monday-Friday 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
  • Coffee House – winter hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 AM-2:00 PM