Explore Your Creative Side At One Of Our Area Arts & Crafts Workshops

Here in the mountains of Western North Carolina, we’re known for our creative arts and crafts community. Our artisans are keeping alive many of the traditional heritage crafts such as pottery, weaving, basketmaking and quilting; as well as cooking, canning and preserving to make best use of locally grown foods.

Stores and galleries in the area offer these crafts and more for sale; and we have several festivals featuring locally made crafts as well. If you would like to learn how to create some unique crafts, the artisans on this page would like to teach you. We have a variety of classes — from 2 hours to several days or ongoing.

Nourish your creative spirit – learn something new!

  • Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center

    Address: 121 Schoolhouse Rd
    Robbinsville
    NC
    28771

    Phone Three: Fax: 828-479-1434

    Stecoah Valley Center is home to an Artisans Gallery, a Spring Bluegrass Festival, an 11-week Summer Concert Series, a Fall Harvest Festival, the Schoolhouse Cafe (seasonal hours), and a variety of adult classes from cooking to arts and crafts as well as business and technical assistance for artists.
  • Dogwood Crafters, Inc.

    Contact Name: Brenda Anders
    Address: 90 Webster Street
    Dillsboro
    NC
    28725

    Other Address:

    Address: PO Box 604, Dillsboro, NC, 28725

    Tucked into the quaint town of Dillsboro, North Carolina, you'll find a unique arts and crafts gallery known as Dogwood Crafters. A craft cooperative since 1976, Dogwood showcases the handmade treasures created by regional artisans who continue the old-time Appalachian craft traditions. You'll also find some modern translations of these arts and crafts in unique gifts, jewelry, Christmas ornaments, paintings, home decor and more. We offer a variety of heritage arts and crafts classes.
  • Bryson City - Swain County
    Chamber of Commerce

    210 Main Street
    P.O. Box 509
    Bryson City, NC 28713

    Karen Proctor
    Executive Director

    828-488-3681

    877-472-1681

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