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A must-stop for art lovers is the Penland School of Crafts, a nationally-renowned center for craft education tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina (6 miles from Spruce Pine). Penland offers one, two, and eight-week workshops in books and paper, clay, drawing, glass, iron, metals, photography, printmaking, textiles and wood. The historic campus deep in the mountains is a delight to tour.

A recent major renovation created large spaces for both exhibits and sales area for works of current and former Penland instructors and students. Ask gallery staff members about areas on the campus that are open for touring. They will give you a map with options to drive or walk. The gallery is open March through early December, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 AM-5 PM and Sunday 12-5 PM. Free guided tours of the campus are available Wednesdays

Date: March 7 - 2020
Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Main Street - Penland, NC

For more information, call the School at 828-765-6211 or visit us online at

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