Connecting with Craft: Meet the artisans, explore their crafts and enjoy the beauty of Stone County

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Connecting with Craft is a free event on Oct. 5-11 in conjunction with American Craft Week.

Stone County, Ark. is known for the quality and artistry of its crafts people. Join us for a week of making connections with the handmade traditions of the Ozarks, the craft artisans of the region and the natural beauty that inspires their works.

Connecting with Craft will begin in Mountain View on Saturday, Oct. 5, with a special open house in the Craft Village Ozark Folk Center State Park from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Throughout the day, craft artisans will be demonstrating in shops around the Courthouse Square in Mountain View, including the Arkansas Craft School and the Arkansas Craft Gallery.

On Monday, Oct. 7,†artisans will be demonstrating their crafts, teaching mini workshops and sharing their love of craft in the Industrial Arts room at Ozarka College, Mountain View. The gallery showing of fine crafts will be open in the room through Friday, Oct. 11.

For the complete schedule go to the event page at facebook.com/pg/ConnectingwithCraft. Have fun and share your experiences throughout the day on your favorite social media. Use the hashtag #ConnectingwithCraft. If you canít make the visit during Connecting with Craft, be sure to check out one of the other craft events that happen throughout the year, listed on our Facebook page Connecting with Craft.

Call Jeanette Larson at 870-213-5083 for more information.

The Ozark Folk Center State Park is located at 1032 Park Avenue in Mountain View. Follow the signs to the Ozark Folk Center State Park, less than a mile from the Courthouse Square in downtown Mountain View. The park may also be reached by taking Hwy 5/9/14 (Sylamore Ave) to Jimmy Driftwood Parkway, which leads directly to the park entrance.

The Craft Village at the Ozark Folk Center State Park is regularly open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Regular admission to the Ozark Folk Center Craft Village is $12 for adults or $7 for children 6-12, children under 6 are free. Call 870-269-3851, for more information.

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