JOURNEY OF THE ARTS | ART OF THE JOURNEY

JOURNEY OF THE ARTS | ART OF THE JOURNEY

JOURNEY OF THE ARTS | ART OF THE JOURNEY

JOURNEY OF THE ARTS | ART OF THE JOURNEY

JOURNEY OF THE ARTS | ART OF THE JOURNEY

JOURNEY OF THE ARTS | ART OF THE JOURNEY

JOURNEY OF THE ARTS | ART OF THE JOURNEY

The Journey

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Welcome to Toe River Arts

Hugging the curves of the mountains of Western North Carolina is Toe River Arts, one of the most significant concentrations of artists in the nation. Here you will find the journey of the arts and the art of the journey inextricably intertwined, celebrating the seekers and the finders.

THE ARTISTS

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All artists are wanderers. Searching for inspiration. Pushing boundaries. And all lovers of art are seekers. Searching for the perfect piece or performance or prose. For all, art—making it, pursuing it and understanding it—is the road, the destination and the journey.

THE EVENTS

Join the Penland community in the studios for an afternoon of hands-on workshops and demonstrations. Whether you’re trying your hand at blacksmithing or learning to throw a clay pot, the Penland open house is about experimentation, creativity, and fun. No admission charged; all ages welcome.

THE STORIES

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Arthur Woody and his daughter, Mrs. Dessie [sic] Woody.
Note on back: “Penland School of Handicrafts. Arthur Woody and his daughter, Mrs. Dessie Woody, native craftsmen who work with the Penland School, teach chair-seating after the fashion of the generations of Carolina mountain people who have excelled in the art.  READ MORE

Journey of the Arts | Art of the Journey

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