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Penland School of Crafts

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We stopped by for the auction and had lunch at the coffee shop. People are very friendly and the... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2018
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Very cool!

A great day trip, and a must when they off the studio crawl! Once you visit you will understand why... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
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67 Doras Trl, Penland, NC 28765-0037
+1 828-765-2359
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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

We stopped by for the auction and had lunch at the coffee shop. People are very friendly and the grounds are beautiful. They have walking trails you can go on too even if you're not there for a class.

Thank Ekgator
Reviewed 4 March 2018

A great day trip, and a must when they off the studio crawl! Once you visit you will understand why people come here from all over the country

Thank mtnman68
Reviewed 9 October 2017

A beautiful campus hidden away in the mountains. A separate building for each craft, from hot iron to fine fabrics. It's fascinating to walk from building to building, seeing the extensive and sometimes strange equipment, watching students and masters at work through large windows. (In...More

Thank WhitfieldObserver
Reviewed 28 August 2017

This is a great place to visit if you know little about the visual arts, like me. You can watch glass-blowing, wood working, metal artists, jewelry making, and more. The area is naturally beautiful.

Thank LC34201
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful surprise! Never having been there, we chose the only Wed tours were canceled due to an upcoming auction. The staff invited us to wander & see this amazing place, incredible work, beautiful gallery in an inspirational setting you wouldn't find by accident....More

Thank IBXBeverly J
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Penland School of Crafts include about 420 acres and 57 buildings. Over 1400 students attend Penland each year. Artists from all over the country exhibit their work at the Penland Gallery & Visitor Center. Enjoy your visit!

Thank Randy T
Reviewed 16 December 2016

I never miss the chance to visit when in the area. Fascinating story, history, galleries, and a great coffee shop!

Thank 798cherryd
Reviewed 23 November 2016

I spent two weeks at Penland in the summer studying felting in the Lily Loom Fiber House. I applied for a work/study scholarship and was so excited to recieve the discounted stay. I studied under an amazing artist whose work I had been following for...More

2  Thank jsuder
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We have been visiting Penland for almost two decades and finally decided to attend their two week courses this summer. The setting is not only magical but the studios vibrate with creativity. People of all ages and backgrounds come to discover hidden potentials and learn...More

2  Thank Annabel H
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Penland School of Crafts is AMAZING! Even if you are stopping by for a brief walkabout you will be transformed by the energy and Incredible Artworks!

1  Thank CharloAsh17
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15 February 2017|
Response from jsuder | Reviewed this property |
Their food is excellent and you may not want to leave campus to go in search of food. When I was there I felt like I lived in the studio so a short walk to the dining hall was really convenient.
12 October 2016|
Response from CharloAsh17 | Reviewed this property |
YES absolutely you would be able to see the artists working in their Studios, and there are so many different types of Studios it would be quite educational for the kids to see all the different types of creative and... More