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 …

Annual Ozark Folkways Holiday Open House

ChristmasHoliday Traditions, Old and New!
Saturday, December 20, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

  • Shop for some last minute treasures with 10% off all purchases throughout the store!
  • Hourly drawings for special prizes!
  • Day-long activities for kids & adults!

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  • Old-fashioned cast-Iron chili and corn bread, 11:00am – 2:00pm
  • Jamming by the Winslow Drum Circle
  • Cookie decorating class for kids
  • Earring making class for kids
  • Tamale “make and take” class for adults
  • Artisan cheesemaking by White River Creamery, Elkins, AR.
  • Demonstration of handmade linen Christmas ornaments and napkins
  • Jewelry trunk show by Laura Jane
  • Spinning demonstrations by the Boston Mountain Spinners
  • “Ugly Sweater” contest
  • Hot beverages and sweet treats all day long
  • Gallery opening featuring Winslow artist Erica Doerr
  • Unveiling of the third annual “Keeping Winslow Weird” bumper sticker
  • Music by Winslow resident Dan Dean
  • Evening reception featuring home-made tamales, White River Creamery artisan cheeses, adult beverages and more!

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basketsBasket Making Class
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Presented by Freda Miller

Adults from beginners to professional can create a beautiful basket to take home or give as a Holiday Gift!

Cost is $35 and you must pre-register: director@folkways.arcoxmail.com

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Cookie Decorating Class for Kids
1:00 – 2:30 pm
Presented by Stephanie Crawley

Kids learn to decorate holiday cookies, which they will then get to package in a gift box and take home.

Cost of the class is $5

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Hand-Sewn Gift Making Demonstration
2:00 pm
Presented by Lou Reed Sharp

Lou Reed Sharp and her Loominairs from Olive Loom will be on hand Saturday demonstrating hand making of linen Christmas ornaments and napkins. They will also be offered for purchase and make great stocking stuffers!

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earringsEarring Class for Kids
3:00 – 4:30 pm
Presented by Dianna Price

Kids  will learn  how to make and  will bring home  hand made earrings suitable for gifts for Mom, Sis, Grandma, or that special someone. Taught by Winslow resident  and proprietor of Clay Bird Pottery and Herbal Gift Shop, Dianna Price, this class promises to be entertaining and educational!

Cost of the class is $5

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Tamale Making Class
1:30 – 4:30 pm in the Community Kitchen

Learn the centuries-old tradition of making savory and sweet tamales for the holidays. Our instructor will lead a hands-on class including making masa dough from scratch, forming and filling corn husk wrappers and steaming the tamales. Class participants will take home a batch of homemade tamales ready to be steamed and served for the holidays.

Cost of the class is $20

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CheeseArtisan Cheese-Making Discussion
4:00 – 5:00pm

Visit with  cheesemaker Scott from White River Creamery who will share with us his journey to becoming an artisan cheese maker. Located in Elkins, White River Creamery is one of the premier artisan cheese producers in Northwest, Arkansas with a focus on  making quality feta, chevre, camembert, ricotta, fromage blanc and others using hormone-free goat milk from their own farm.

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Erica DoerrExhibit and sale of work by artist and Winslow resident Erica Doerr
All Day

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Wine, cheese, tamales and dessert!
5:00 – 7:00 pm

Join us for sweet treats, wine, hot wassail, homemade tamales and a sampling of cheeses from Elkins’ White River Creamery.

We will also unveil the Third Annual edition of the”Keeping Winslow Weird” bumper sticker, this year featuring two of our beloved Winslow characters!

Bumper stickers may now be pre-ordered for $3 each.

For more information, or to reserve a spot in a class, contact Rebecca at Folkways by phone at 479-634-3791, or via email at director@folkways.arcoxmail.com.

Class size is limited, so you may want to pay ahead to hold your spot. Classes will fill up quickly!

“Art from Trash” Collage Class for kids

Saturday, January 3, 9:00 am – 12 noon

Presented by David Holcomb

Bring in that leftover holiday gift-wrapping paper, cardboard, ribbon, string, etc., and learn how to turn trash into art!  Students will create artwork from cut and torn paper and other waste, learning ways in which art can repurpose the most humble materials.

Cost is $5 per person.
To sign up, just call Ozark Folkways at 479-634-3791.

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.