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Penland School of Crafts

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Post Office Box 37, Penland, NC 28765-0037
+1 828-765-2359
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Watch, shop, dream!

A beautiful campus hidden away in the mountains. A separate building for each craft, from hot iron... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2017
New York
Loved seeing the artists at work

This is a great place to visit if you know little about the visual arts, like me. You can watch... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2017
Bradenton, Florida
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Post Office Box 37, Penland, NC 28765-0037
Post Office Box 37, Penland, NC 28765-0037
+1 828-765-2359
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Reviewed October 9, 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 August 28, 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 August 11, 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 July 13, 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 December 16, 2016

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

Thank 798cherryd
Reviewed November 23, 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 August 22, 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 August 1, 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
Reviewed July 25, 2016

There is no way to fully appreciate Penland without an " up close & personal" visit..My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our 2 days at Penland...The excitement and enthusiasm for the creation of art and life in the arts was contagious...The Gallery is absolutely the...More

1  Thank Miller S
Reviewed November 13, 2015

Take the "Road to Heavens Above" and explore this great place. Yes, the road is called "Road to Heavens Above". Interested in glass work, pottery, wood work, metal work, or any other forms of arts, you got it! You can visit the labs and class...More

2  Thank M A H
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February 15, 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.
October 11, 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