Welcome to Ozark Folkways


Located in historic (and historically funky!) Winslow, Ozark Folkways is where the art of today meets the craft traditions of generations past; and music, food, fun and family reach across generations to bring people together.

Apart from the everyday offerings of art and crafts, we have a number of special events coming up over the next few months. There’s bound to be something for you …

Beginning Drawing for Adults

Last three Saturdays in January (January 17, 24, 31), 1:00  – 4 pm.

Presented by David Holcomb

A three-part drawing class for adults — whether you have no art experience at all, or you practice some other art form, such as carving, fiber arts, or found object art, this course will help you get started.Click here for a complete description.

Cost is $40 per person for entire three-part course (9 hours of instruction).
To sign up, just call Ozark Folkways at 479-634-3791, or email Rebecca at director@folkways.arcoxmail.com

“Ineffable Connections: A Lens to the Soul”

copyright Andrew Kilgore

Photo copyright Andrew Kilgore, all rights reserved.

Friday, February 6, Reception at 6:30pm, Film at 7:00pm

Meet legendary Arkansas photographer Andrew Kilgore on Friday, February 6, at Ozark Folkways. A selection of Kilgore’s photographs will be on display at a wine-and-cheese reception in the gallery at 6:30pm, and at 7:00pm there will be a showing of “Ineffable Connections: A Lens the the Soul”, a documentary film about the photographer and his life and work. The film will be followed by a Q&A session with Andrew Kilgore.

DVD recordings of the film and autographed copies of Kilgore’s book “Arkansas People” will be available for purchase at the event.

This event is open to the public at no charge, but any donations to Ozark Folkways will be gratefully accepted.

Freda’s Basket Class

basketsFebruary 7, April 11, September 26, November 7 (all dates are on a Saturday)

Choose your own basket!


  • Bring what tools you have on hand. (There will be
    extras to share where needed.)
  • Craft Scissors
  • Tape Measure
  • Small flathead screwdriver
  • Water Basin
  • Clothespins
  • Pencil
  • Old towel
  • Sack lunch

Let me know if you know what you would like to work on, or have any questions.
Cost: $15.00 plus the cost of the basket kit

As always class size is limited so be sure to reserve your space as soon as possible. Ozark Folkways can be contacted by email at director@folkways.arcoxmail.com or by phone at 479-634-3791.

Wet Felting for Kids and Adults

fabricSaturday, February 28, 11:00am – 3:00pm

Presented by Kathy Sparks

Join fabric artist Kathy Sparks for a fun-filled afternoon creating colorful multilayered felted pieces from wool fibers. Completed pieces will be incorporated into a major fabric installation to be unveiled at the “Out of the Woods” exhibit on May 1.

Cost is $10 per person, and includes lunch. Class is limited to 10 people, so pre-registration and payment is required.  To sign up, just call Ozark Folkways at 479-634-3791, or email Rebecca at director@folkways.arcoxmail.com

Fun Family Food Safety Workshop and Lunch

cookingSaturday, April 18, 10:00am – 1:00pm

Presented by the Fun Food Scientists from Tyson Foods!

Join us for a funtastic food safety demonstration for kids and adults on Saturday, April 18, from 10:00am – 1:00pm. A interactive event complete with black-lights and foam rubber Glow Germs touching on the importance of proper food handling and safety.

Presentation is free to the public and lunch is provided courtesy of our friends at Tyson Foods. Space is limited, so call Ozark Folkways at 479-634-3791, or email Rebecca at director@folkways.arcoxmail.com to sign up.