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Penland School of Crafts

Post Office Box 37, Penland, NC 28765-0037
+1 828-765-2359
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I never miss the chance to visit when in the area. Fascinating story, history, galleries, and a... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2016
Lancaster, South Carolina

I spent two weeks at Penland in the summer studying felting in the Lily Loom Fiber House. I applied... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2016
Richmond, Virginia
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Post Office Box 37, Penland, NC 28765-0037
+1 828-765-2359
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Reviewed 16 December 2016

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

Thank 798cherryd
Reviewed 23 November 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 23 August 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 1 August 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 25 July 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 13 November 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
Reviewed 8 September 2015

Very nice gallery. Unfortunately, the school was between sessions so there was nothing going on when we visited. We could still visit all the buildings which were open. There were also several nice studios in the area.

Thank kevin s
Reviewed 8 September 2015

Spent a lovely hour or so just walking the grounds and through the gallery. I had no idea how amazing the campus is and how comprehensive the programming offered there is. Well worth the long and winding road to get there for some inspiration and...More

Thank jeannacarina
Reviewed 13 August 2015

We attended the 30th Annual Penland Auction this past weekend. The crowd was large but by no means uncomfortable. The auction went extremely well. The last time we visited was during an October and things were less hectic but less exciting as well. This is...More

Thank HarlanJF
Reviewed 10 May 2015 via mobile

I've been wanting to visit Penland for years. Finally my husband had a Saturday off and we went. It was beautiful...the scenery was amazing but I was disappointed that the visitors center was under renovation. I'll need to re-visit when it's completed.

2  Thank NCtraveller80
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taking a week long class this spring and staying off campus (not far though, maybe a mile or two) Would you recommend taking ALL meals on campus with a meal plan? I would likely have to return for dinner.
16 February 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.
If I brought the kids for a visit for the day, would we be able to see artists working in the studios?
12 October 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