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Address: Post Office Box 37, Penland, NC 28765-0037
Phone Number: +1 828-765-2359
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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 years. I stayed in the Craft House, one of the oldest building on campus, built... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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 new crafts. In my case, way beyond my comfort zone, as I worked casting bronze.... More 

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Thank Annabel H
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Thank CharloAsh17
Raleigh, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 highest quality I have ever seen..!! The Gallery alone is worth the mountain adventure...Don't miss... More 

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Thank Miller S
Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 and you can enroll too.. Or, you have no interest in all of the above,... More 

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Thank M A H
Racine, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank kevin s
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 creative spark.

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Thank jeannacarina
St. James, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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 a great place to visit to see the galleries and the artist studios. The setting... More 

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Thank HarlanJF
North Carolina
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32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2015

Penland School of Crafts is arguably the best crafts school in the country, a great place to attend classes and also a great place to visit. On 460 acres in a beautiful rural area near Spruce Pine about an hour from Asheville, Penland offers one- and two-week adult workshops in the summer and eight-week classes in spring and fall, in... More 

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