Penland Events 2022

The Penland Gallery and Visitors Center is  open. The studios of the Penland Resident Artists are open. The main campus, including the supply store and coffee house are open; masks are required in the coffee house. The teaching studios are closed to the public. 

For a list of shows in Penland’s galleries, click HERE

*Please note that this calendar is subject to change due to health recommendations. 

Special Events

Stonefruit will also be open from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM daily through November 10.


Spruce Pine Potter’s Market
October 8th and 9th
31 Cross Street
Spruce Pine, NC 28777


End-of-Session Events
Join us! Penland’s neighbors are invited to view and celebrate work created by students and instructors.
  • Show & Tell
    From 4:00 to 5:00 PM, view the work and mingle with students in Penland’s Northlight building.
    *Note that for short sessions, show & tell will take place from 8:00 – 9:00 PM.
  • Scholarship Auctions
    Beginning at 8:00 PM, the public is invited to attend Penland’s beloved scholarship auctions. Bid on one-of-a-kind works by students and instructors and support Penland’s robust scholarship program. 50% of students receive financial assistance.
    *Note that our short sessions do not include auctions. See the schedule below.
Thursday, September, 2022 Show and Tell, Fall Short Session, (8:00 PM)
Thursday, November 10, 2022 Scholarship Auction/Show and Tell, Fall Concentration


Resident Artists Open House
Fridays nights, 7:30-9:00, Join us for open studios at The Barns!  Meet Penland’s artists in residence and view their work!
October 14th
Slide Presentations
Join us for guest instructor slide presentations from 8:15 to 9:00 PM.
Thursday, October 6, 2022 Textiles- Mary Zicafoose, Drawing and Painting, Holly Roberts
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 Clay- Matt Repsher, Iron, Thomas Campbell
Thursday, October 13, 2022 Penland Resident Artists
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 Books- Cathy Adelman and Alice Vaughan
Thursday, October 27, 2022 Fall Concentration Studio Assistants
Tuesday, November 1, 2022 Penland Staff
Thursday, November 3, 2022 Penland Staff