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Introducing our new National Craft Innovation Hub

On Saturday, November 16 from 2-6pm, the Center for Craft will celebrate its Public Grand Reopening after nearly a year of renovations to its historic 1912 building at 67 Broadway in downtown Asheville. This new National Craft Innovation Hub will be a creative destination and resource for artists, researchers, curators, and the local community marking the success of the Building a Future for Craft campaign launched in 2017.

Public Galleries

Collaborative coworking space, lecture hall, classrooms and conference rooms to incubate and grow creative ideas, businesses, organizations and projects. Designed for and by makers.

Expanded gallery space dedicated to building a future for craft through creative placekeeping and field building.

Renovation progress continues on–site at our historic building at 67 Broadway St in downtown Asheville, NC. Sign up below to receive our e-Newsletter with updates on the renovation, grand reopening events, and upcoming exhibitions.

A Hub for Creative Collaboration

Our coworking, event, and meeting spaces will be the perfect place for creatives and makers to incubate and grow their ideas. Our expanded galleries will feature the makers who are furthering the field of craft.

Expanded Galleries

Visitors will be able to access free exhibitions seven days a week within the new Bresler Family Gallery, opening with the Craft Futures 2099 exhibit, and the John Cram Partner Gallery, a showcase for exhibitions by the Center for Craft, UNC Asheville, and Warren Wilson College.

Cowork at Center for Craft

Tailored to the needs of Asheville’s creative sector with the goal of connecting fellow creatives, makers, and supporting companies in a vibrant environment that encourages inspiration and innovation. The space will offer a perfect mix of public and private workspace, including private offices, dedicated desks, flex-desks, phone/nursing booths, conference rooms, a kitchenette and lounge.

Event and Meeting Space

A variety of unique spaces, including the new Michael Sherrill Loft, where both national and local groups can gather to communicate, innovate, and be inspired. Plus, regional organizations will have access to our meeting rooms free of charge.

Field Building

reOpening Exhibition

Craft Futures 2099

A brand new exhibit titled Craft Futures 2099 will show in tandem with our Grand Reopening. Ten local and national artists were invited to predict what craft will represent in eighty years time. Set in 2099, this exhibition seeks to imagine the possible futures for craft, looking both forwards and backwards, to understand where we’ve been, where are, and where we want to go.

Art Installations

Original Coworking Desk

From Jamil D. Harrison, Founder of CR8 | Design Studios, and inspired by the building’s history as an auto repair shop.

Pinwheel, 1990 Vitreograph Plate Set

From Harvey Littleton, this installation will highlight the vitreograph printmaking process through the display of three original glass plates.

Unique Furnishings

From Old Wood Company, these one-of-a-kind pieces will be created from salvaged and found wood.

“Humpback” and “Sloth”

These anthropomorphic animal chairs from Tanya Aguińiga will speak to the often hybrid and amorphous nature of craft production and consumption.

Custom Detail and Signage

Andrew Hayes will be creating custom details and signage incorporated throughout the building.

Tiered Textile Installation

From Shelter Collective, this installation will be a nod to western North Carolina's rich textile history and the continued interwoven community practicing in the region today.

Liminal Tile Installation

Ian Henderson will be creating this installation on the exterior of the building.

Additional generous support provided by many foundations, businesses, and individuals to name the following spaces:

  • Benisch Family Kitchen
  • Bresler Family Gallery
  • Sara and Bill Morgan Board Room
  • John Cram Partner Gallery
  • Michael Sherrill Loft
  • Explore Asheville Assembly Hall

New Art Installations

Original Coworking Desk

From Jamil D. Harrison, Founder of CR8 | Design Studios, and inspired by the building’s history as an auto repair shop.

Littleton Vitreograph Printing Plate Set

From Harvey Littleton, this installation will highlight the vitreograph printmaking process through the display of three original glass plates used to make the limited edition print, Pinwheel (1990).

Unique Furnishings

From Old Wood Company, these one-of-a-kind pieces will be created from birch plywood sourced from the Baltic region.

Humpback and Sloth

These anthropomorphic animal chairs from Tanya Aguiñiga are intended to evoke empathy and imagination through the crafted object.

Custom Detail and Signage

Andrew Hayes will be creating custom details and signage incorporated throughout the building.

Tiered Textile Installation

From Shelter Collective, this installation will be a nod to western North Carolina's rich textile history and the continued interwoven community practicing in the region today.

Liminal Tile Installation

Ian Henderson will be creating a tessellated colored concrete installation on the exterior of the building that evokes the ever-changing nature of craft.

Additional generous support provided by many foundations, businesses, and individuals to name the following spaces: Benisch Family Kitchen, Bresler Family Gallery, Sara and Bill Morgan Board Room, John Cram Partner Gallery, Michael Sherrill Loft, & the Explore Asheville Assembly Hall.

Field Building