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Unique event and meeting space for your next gathering in Asheville

The Center for Craft offers a variety of artfully designed spaces where local and national groups can gather to communicate, innovate, and be inspired, all in the heart of downtown. From our Warren Wilson Conference Room perfect for a relaxed brainstorming session to our unique and expansive Ideation Lab, there is a place for everyone.

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The Center offers a variety of artfully designed spaces where local and national groups can gather to communicate, innovate, and be inspired, all in the heart of downtown.

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Encourage

To foster new craft-based approaches to STEM research

Support

To support craft practice, experimentation, and applications outside the field of art

Innovate

To advance innovative research in craft materials (e.g. wood, metal, fiber, clay, glass)

Advance

To explore the inter-relationship among the fields of craft, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics

Our event and meeting spaces

The Center offers a variety of artfully designed event and meeting spaces where local and national groups can gather to communicate, innovate, and be inspired, all in the heart of downtown Asheville, NC.

Book your next meeting or social gathering with the Center for Craft; from our Warren Wilson Conference Room, perfect for a relaxed brainstorming session, to our unique and expansive Ideation Lab, there is a place for everyone.

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Ways to cowork

Private Office

$500–$1200

  • Secure access during extended hours

  • 56–225 square foot office

  • Direct fiber internet

  • 14 hrs/month of conference room usage

Anchor Desk

$300

  • Secure access during extended hours

  • Dedicated desk space & storage

  • 10 hrs/month of conference room usage

Flex Desk F/T

$200

  • Secure access during extended hours

  • Shared desk space

  • 6 hrs/month of conference room usage

Flex Desk P/T

$100

  • Access 10 days/month during standard hours

  • Shared desk space

  • 3 hrs/month of conference room usage

Industrial space with long tables and chairs set up with a brick wall on one side and large windows on the other.
The Michael Sherrill Loft with tables set up and large windows overlooking downtown Asheville.
Classroom set up with screen on exposed brick wall.

Michael Sherrill Loft

The Michael Sherrill Loft is a unique 1,100 square foot space with large windows overlooking downtown Asheville and Beaucatcher Mountain. The space is perfect for meetings, lectures, and workshops.

Capacity: 36

Complimentary Amenities

WiFi; Projector & screen; iMac mini; Multifunctional tables and chairs; Access to catering prep area on the second floor.

The Michael Sherrill Loft is not accessible by elevator.

An industrial, open space with exposed brick and many tables and chairs.
Large open space with white tables and chairs set up in the space.
An industrial, open space with tables and chairs and large windows.

Explore Asheville Assembly Hall

The Explore Asheville Assembly Hall is a beautiful 1,500 sq ft space on the second floor with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Broadway Street in downtown Asheville. The space is ideal for lectures, receptions, and special events.

Capacity: 100

Complimentary Amenities

WiFi; Projector & screen; Folding chairs; Access to catering prep area on the second floor.

Sara and Bill Morgan Board Room with brick wall and conference room table and windows.
Sara and Bill Morgan Board Room with brick wall and conference room table with light above.
Sara and Bill Morgan Board Room with brick wall and conference room table.
Looking into the Sara and Bill Morgan Board Room with brick wall, conference room table, and live above.

Sara and Bill Morgan
Board Room

The 500 sq ft Sara and Bill Morgan Board Room is located on the second floor, adjacent to the Assembly Hall. The room is well-lit with original brick walls, high ceilings and large windows overlooking Broadway Street in downtown Asheville.

Capacity: 16 (depending on layout)

Complimentary Amenities

WiFi; Large digital display; Google Meet video & teleconferencing software; Multifunctional tables and leather chairs; Access to catering prep area on the second floor.

Conference room with large wooden table and six chairs.
Conference room with long wooden table and chairs around it with a screen on the wall.

UNC Asheville Conference Room

The 150 sq ft UNC Asheville Conference Room is located on the second floor in our coworking space. Furnished with a Custom Old Wood Company conference table, the room is light and airy with a large digital display, and features Google Meet software for video and teleconferencing. The space is ideal for small groups.

Capacity: 8

Complimentary Amenities

WiFi; Large digital display; Google Meet video & teleconferencing software; custom Old Wood Company conference table and adjustable chairs; Access to catering prep area on the second floor

Small conference room with soft seating and circular table.
Small conference room with soft seating and television screen.

Warren Wilson College Conference Room

The 170 sq ft Warren Wilson Conference Room is located on the second floor in our coworking space. This informal conference room is cozy and bright with a large digital display, and features relaxed floor seating perfect for smaller groups. The space is equipped with Google Meet software for video and teleconferencing.

Capacity: 6

Complimentary Amenities

WiFi; Large digital display; Google Meet video & teleconferencing software; Furnished with Bernhardt Zip floor seating and a low round table; Access to catering prep area on the second floor

Large industrial space with concrete pillars.
Industrial space with projector screen.
Industrial space with concrete pillars and projector screen.
Industrial space with concrete floors and pillar.
Industrial space with small table and kitchenette.

Ideation Lab

The 3,000 sq ft Ideation Lab is located on the basement level. This creative, versatile space has an industrial warehouse feel with great lighting and features both black chalkboard and high-gloss dry erase walls perfect for creative collaboration and ideation. The space is ideal for private parties and events seeking an urban flare.

Capacity: 200

Complimentary Amenities

WiFi; Projectors & screens; Folding chairs; Access to catering prep area on basement level

Inside of the Bresler Family Gallery with exhibits.

Bresler Family Gallery

The Center for Craft Bresler Family Gallery is a beautiful contemporary gallery space located in downtown Asheville. The space is available for special events by those who desire a unique setting. Availability is dependent upon exhibition.

Contact us for details on capacity, square footage, and amenities.

Questions?

In renting from the Center for Craft, you get more than just the perfect event and meeting space. You help us create more opportunities for emerging makers, artists and scholars, building a future for craft.

The Center for Craft’s mission is to provide a unique event and meeting space where both national and local groups can gather to communicate, innovate, and be inspired.

Contact us for availability, pricing, and additional information on our event and meeting spaces.

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