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Penland Community Day

Community Day at Penland is more than just a showcase of artistic talent—it's an immersive experience that invites you to roll up your sleeves and join in the creative journey. Whether you're molding clay, shaping glass, or weaving textiles, there's a workshop tailored to ignite your passion and unleash your artistic potential. Our community greatly appreciates the dedicated staff who keep the wheels of creativity turning to the generous supporters that attend every year. Haven't been before? Make 2024 your year! 

Image by Jon Tyson

Penland School of Craft - Bakersville, NC

The Community Open House is an annual event that opens the doors to Penland’s studios to more than 500 adults and children from the surrounding area and beyond, engaging them in free, quality, hands-on studio experiences. The event is a special opportunity for community members to experience Penland’s teaching studios, which are not often open to the public. Over 100 volunteers help make the day a smooth, fun, and joyful experience. The event will take place February 24th from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.


Photo Courtesy of Penland School of Craft

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