Join Us for Our Annual Gala & Benefit Auction: May 27

Please join us on May 27 for an evening of friendly camaraderie, delicious food and drink, live music and, new this year, a raffle for door prizes. This year, we are celebrating and honoring those artists who week after week share their handmade skills with our students. We invite you to join us in this celebration by bidding on the pieces that speak to you in a live and silent auction. Jack Smoot, JCCFS Board member and woodworking instructor, will be your emcee, and Bob Grove and Tim Ryan will lead the bidding. Donated items are on display in the Keith Community Room or visit our online auction item preview. All proceeds benefit the craft programs at the Folk School.

Event Details

Saturday, May 27 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Keith House, Community Room
One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902

Visit the Auction website for more information and to see a preview of donated items.

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Bear on the Square

Come on down to Dahlonega, GA this weekend, April 22 & 23, 2017, for Bear on the Square  Mountain Festival.


Bear on the Square, held in and around Dahlonega’s Historic Public Square, is an authentic Appalachian Festival featuring bluegrass and old-time music, a juried Artists Market Place featuring traditional mountain crafts, storytelling, free music workshops and demonstrations, dance team performances, an old-time mountain dance, an open mic event, and more.


The Folk School is a Primary Sponsor of the Bear on the Square Festival in Dahlonega, GA. We’ll feature craft demonstrations and live music all weekend. Come stop by our booth and say hello.


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Empty Bowls Raises Money for Local Food Banks

We are grateful for all the love and good energy our staff, volunteers, local potters, and attendees brought to this year’s Empty Bowls event. We were fortunate to raise over $7000 during this annual benefit, which enables us to donate to the Cherokee and Clay County Food Banks.

Photo (L): Robert Merrill (center), President of Cherokee County Sharing Center accepts the $3629.53 check from Interim Director Phil Mattox. Photo (R): Clay Co photo: Fred Sickel (center), President of Clay County Food Pantry accepts the $3629.53 check from Interim Director Phil Mattox

Fun Times at the Easter Egg Hunt!

Children of all ages gathered on Saturday, April 15 at the Folk School for our Annual Easter Egg Hunt. A big thanks to David Brose and his volunteers for making the event happen. We love seeing all the smiling faces and families frolicking out in the sunshine. We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day.

Enjoy our photo albums on Facebook and on Flickr or check out our slideshow below.
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Path of the Eclipse Across America: Aug. 21

We are so lucky that Brasstown is in the direct path of the total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. Join us at 2:35 p.m. EDT on August 21, and view a two-minute space show of epic proportions. While you’re here, enjoy a relaxing weeklong Folk School class in our beautiful mountains. Immerse yourself in a craft, discover nature photography, or learn to brew artisan beer. Here are just a few of our “Eclipse Week” class offerings.

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