Center for Craft 25th anniversary logo in red


Krafthouse 2023: Forest of the New Trees

Sep 28, 2023

Sep 28, 2023


Oct 13, 2023

5:00 pm

8:00 pm




October 13, 2023


Center for Craft

67 Broadway Street, Asheville, NC 28801




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Visit the Center for Craft at 67 Broadway in downtown Asheville, North Carolina, to discover an imagined post-major event Appalachia. You will descend into the basement to enter a world imagined by artists where craft is the only way to survive and thrive.

‍Guests will abide by the rules of the forest - to learn to trade without currency - and see, hear, touch, and wear what artists have crafted as a way to ensure our collective future. Each experience is unrepeatable, creating an impulse to return to explore the world anew.

Special thanks to Jeannie Regan, Creative Director and Futures Bright, Graphic Design.

General admission tickets are $15 and provide guests with a self-guided tour of the immersive installation that runs for approximately 3 weeks between September 28 - October 13 on Thursdays and Fridays from 5 - 8 pm, and on Saturdays from 2 - 4 pm and 6 - 9 pm.

The experience takes between 30-60 minutes to complete.

Reservation Start Time indicates the time your group will be escorted from the main level down to the Krafthouse installation experience.

Please plan to arrive at the Center for Craft main entrance at 67 Broadway Street at least 15 minutes prior to your reservation start time.

Looking for tickets to the Krafthouse 2023 opening Benefit Preview reception?

Krafthouse 2023 will kick off on Saturday, September 23, 6-9 pm, with an opening Benefit Preview. Guests will have first access to the installations and be treated to drinks, hors d'oeuvres, a photo booth, DJ vibes, and more.

Join us as we kick off this addition to the Center for Craft's calendar and celebrate the future of making!

To purchase tickets to the Benefit Preview, please visit our Krafthouse 2023 Benefit Preview page.

Benefit Preview tickets are $80/ticket or $150/pair.

Each Benefit Preview ticket includes entry to the September 23 reception and a sneak peek/first access to the Krafthouse installations.

Frequently asked questions

Is Krafthouse Wheelchair Accessible?

Yes, you may enter through the front entrance main doors. An interior elevator provides accessibilty to the Krafthouse installation and experience area.

Where Should I Park?

In addition to on-street metered parking, nearby public parking is available at the Rankin Avenue garage, the Civic Center garage, and the public lot adjacent to the Masonic Temple. A limited number of parking spaces are available on Carolina Lane, behind the Center for Craft building.

When Should I Arrive?

Please plan to arrive 5-10 minutes prior to the start time indicated on your ticket. Each experience will begin with a guided tour to the Krafthouse: Forest of the New Trees installation area.


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