Penland School of Crafts
Mitchell County is home to the world-renowned Penland School of Crafts, where you can take a tour of the campus and studios or better yet, sign up for one of the Penland classes and explore your own creativity in a one week or an eight week workshop. Founded by Lucy Morgan in 1923, Penland has grown to encompass 400 acres and over 40 structures. Penland School has an annual hands-on community open house each March when you can make your own handmade treasure to take home and hosts several scholarship auctions throughout the year featuring the works of both students and faculty. Check our events calendar for the August date of the annual Benefit Auction at Penland.