The Arkansas Craft School celebrated its 7th annual GALA fundraiser November 17 at the Ozark Folk Center's Skillet restaurant.More than 100 supporters attended and celebrated the School with a delicious meal, silent and live auction items. Popular local entertainer Danny Dozier supplied jazz and soft rock music. Stone County Judge Stacy Avey served as celebrity auctioneer for the live auction assisted by Mountain View Mayor Roger Gardner and Gladys Webb of North Little Rock. Craftspeople, Craft School instructors, Mountain View Art Guild members and local businesses in Stone County as well as nearby Calico Rock and Melbourne donated nearly 100 items for the auctions including a spice basket, a handcrafted glass blown beaded necklace, dulcimer, jewelry, handcrafted cheese basket, photographs and paintings of nearby landscapes, hand crafted knives and pottery. A record $15,344 was raised which will go to provide funds and scholarships for 2017 classes. Many thanks to the sponsors of the GALA, the donors of auction items and the attendees, all of whom support the presence of the Arkansas Craft School in Mountain View.
Welcome to the Arkansas Craft School. Our craft studio, located in the heart of beautiful, historic downtown Mountain View, Arkansas, houses a variety of craft and art workshops to hone your already established skills, or open new vistas for your creative spirit. Our courses in wood, metal, glass, clay, fiber and studio arts, honor the traditional roots of craft forms while inviting an investigation of these materails for their potential as contemporary visual art forms.
Mountain View is a destination for many seeking a quaint get-away to the Ozark Mountains. This charming town provides Craft School students lodging options within walking distance including motels, cabins, and bed-and-breakfasts. Our school is situated on Main Street, right off the Courthouse Square, allowing students to have access to an assortment of cafes, restaurants, shops, and galleries - all within a few blocks. Known for its folk music, impromptu evening jam sessions have local musicians routinely bring out their fiddles, banjos and dulcimers to delight visitors.
We hope you will join us soon for a workshop to enrich your creative curiosity and nourish your artistic spirit.
Support for the Arkansas Craft School is provided, in part, by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, and the National Endowment for the Arts.