We are dedicated to ensuring a future for craft in Asheville, the Southeast, and the United States by investing in creative placekeeping efforts.
The Center for Craft is working in collaboration with members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians to create a public art parklet to preserve and advance the important craft legacy of western North Carolina.
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
A community-wide initiative to develop affordable space solutions for regional artists, makers, performers, and creatives.
Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, City of Asheville, UNC Asheville, Duke Energy Foundation, HomeTrust Bank, Diamond Brand Gear Company
Photo: Molly Hart Milroy
A neighborhood planning project to transform the block surrounding 67 Broadway Street into a cultural gateway and arts destination that welcomes residents and visitors into downtown Asheville.
Asheville Design Center, UNC Asheville, Asheville Downtown Association, City of Asheville
Asheville is a Craft City. From the mugs we make out of local clay to the beer we brew with seasonal produce, craft is everywhere. We value the local, entrepreneurial, small-batch, high quality, and handmade. If you are curious about craft, join us as we explore what makes Asheville a Craft City.
Local makers, merchants, and restaurants
A program created by the Center for Craft and offered through Mountain BizWorks that connects, elevates, and advances emerging and established makers/designers with craft-inspired businesses. The program includes a series of workshops, events, and cohort experiences.
Mountain BizWorks, UNC Asheville