Holiday Festival / November

Holiday Festival 2013: November 29, 30 & December 1

Gallery Hours 9am-5pm


Holiday Festival Card-2013-front

VISIT & SHOP in the gallery and special exhibitions to choose gifts from a wide selection of items by Craft Center and regional artists. Relax as you shop by sipping spiced cider and listening to soothing sounds by acoustic guitarist Rob Ring. Have someone hard to buy for?  Gallery gift cards are also available.


Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 10am-2pm



Friday Saturday Sunday
Kip Kniep - Chain Making   Helen Sefsik - Quilting
Marie Isles - Quilting Marie Isles - Quilting Jack Leob - Painting
Betty Ledbetter - Basketry Charlie Patricolo - Doll Making Marie Isles - Quilting
Charlie Patricolo - Doll Making Bob McCormack - Woodcarving Curtiss Brock - Glassblowing
Bob McCormack - Woodcarving   Bob McCormack - Woodcarving
Tracey Young - Handbuilding Clay Tracey Young - Handbuilding Clay  


Friday, Saturday, & Sunday from 11am-3pm

  • Bring the kids to get a FREE photo with Santa
  • Make a FREE personalized holiday card with your Santa pics
  • FREE refreshments for kids


Experience the fun of making gifts for the people on your Christmas list or for yourself!  

The Holiday Festival Mini Workshops are sponsored by the Friends of the Appalachian Center for Craft, and the proceeds from the mini workshops will go to support FACCT’s Educational Outreach Programs.  The Outreach Program enables 4th through 12th grade students to come to the Craft Center for a day of hands-on classes and demonstrations.

Workshops are $20 each and registration starts at 9:30 a.m. the day of the class in the lobby of the Craft Center's administration building. Workshops begin at 10 a.m.  Cash, check, Visa and MasterCard are accepted.  No experience is necessary, and all materials are included in the cost of the workshops.  Seating is limited.

GLASS BEADS:  Only Offered on Friday and Saturday.
We make beads by holding glass rods over a flame then gently winding the molten glass over the mandrels.  Make a necklace and earrings.  (14 year olds and above.)
Class times:

  • 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
  • 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

MARBLING:  Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Bring home a beautiful scarf for yourself, or give a handmade present to a friend.  Marbling involves submerging ink paintings in water and preserving the floating ink.  Detailed combed and flowing designs are captured by using thickened water.  Any age welcomed.

Class times:  Continuous – first come, first served – like a bakery, get a number and come and watch how it is done until your number is called.  (Or shop, eat, and watch demos until your number is called.)


Every year, the cafe puts together a special holiday menu just for this event! 

This year's menu ranges from appetizers of hummus, flatbread and pesto veggies to entrees of burgandy pot roast with garlic mashed potatoes and green beans and homemade carrot cake dessert.  Salads, sandwiches, and wraps also available with options like roasted beet & corn salad and shrimp caesar wraps.   

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