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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 …

From​ My Mother’s Kitchen

Saturday, October 21, 5-8pm

Authentic Bengali Cooking with Anjana Mukhopadhyaya from Khana Indian Grill in Fayeteville, Arkansas.

Chef Anjana’s classes are always an exotic and delicious adventure and this one promises to top them all. Join us in the Community Kitchen as we learn the in’s and out’s of Bengali cooking with it’s use of varied spices and subtle techniques to create delicious meal you are not soon to forget!

Chef Anjana will take us through a brief history of Indian Bengali cooking with a special emphasis on family favorites and a tribute to her mother, “the best cook in the whole wide world ! Although my friends and family consider me a good cook after so many of years of experience, I still strive to replicate the food my mother makes. In this class I will demonstrate the uniqueness of Bengali cuisine, a cuisine so few are familiar with, but which gives great joy.”

“In this class, we will learn how to make Red Lentil Daal with green chillies, tomatoes and cilantro ; Spicy Fried Eggplant with turmeric ; Kopi Posto with cauliflower florets simmered in white poppy seeds paste and green chillies ; Alloo Dum with baby potatoes dipped in a flavorful sauce of cumin, coriander, tomatoes and yogurt ; Bhapa Salmon with atlantic salmon fish fillets steamed in fresh banana leaves, cloaked in smooth paste of black mustard, green chillies, salt and turmeric. The icing on the cake will be Payash which is a sweet rice pudding gently cooked in whole milk with a rich green cardamom flavor loaded with nuts and lots of love. You all are welcome to join me on this culinary journey of Bengali home cooking !”

Cost is $50 per person including instruction, full dinner, dessert and beverages and recipe booklet, and the class size is limited to 20 persons.

To purchase tickets, just click the “Pay Now” button below. All tickets must be purchased prior to the event and the number is limited, so call today! (Ticket cost is non-refundable and is viewed as a donation to Ozark Folkways.) If you are unable to make the class, please let us know as soon as possible, so we can offer the open spot to others.




For more information, call Ozark Folkways at 479-634-3791 or email us at director@folkways.arcoxmail.com

Music on the Meadow

Sunday, October 22, 5pm – 7pm

Presented by Winslow Squirrel Jam

Bring a blanket, drinks, snacks, chairs, etc., and settle in to listen, play, and sing along with favorites from the Squirrel Jam songbook in the meadow behind Ozark Folkways. Bring an instrument if you have one, sing, or just enjoy the music in the autumn twilight.

These events are free to the public, but we will pass the hat for donations to help support Ozark Folkways. Audience participation will be encouraged.

Fall Pottery Show and Sale

Sunday, October 29, 2:00 – 5:00pm

Join us for the Boston Mountain Potter’s Association Fall Pottery Show and Sale Opening Reception!

Handmade pieces that are functional and decorative will be on display and for sale at our opening reception and through November 12th.

Admission is free, but donations to Ozark Folkways will be gratefully accepted. Refreshments will be provided.

Fabulous Fall Fungi

Saturday, November 4, 10:00am-7:00pm

Presented by mycologist Jay Justice

This new PowerPoint presentation and foraging fungi workshop will focus on techniques used to identify which fall mushrooms are worth picking. Our morning presentation will be followed by a lunch break(brown bag it or head over to Grandma’s Cafe for some down home Southern cooking), and an afternoon foray in the Ozark National Forest to observe and collect mushrooms/fungi in their natural habitat.

Then we’ll gather our finds, head back to Ozark Folkways for a hands on identification workshop followed by one of our ever popular soup to nuts mushroom centric feasts!

Jay Justice is a retired epidemiologist who formerly worked at the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality. He is a co-founder and scientific advisor for the Arkansas Mycological Society (1982) and a scientific advisor to the Cumberland Mycological Society as well as a chief mycologist for the Missouri Mycological Society.

As anyone who has attended one of Jay’s workshops in the past knows, these informative and delicious events fill up quickly. Tickets are $45 per person and include dinner. Tickets are non refundable.

To purchase tickets, just click the “Pay Now” button below. All tickets must be purchased prior to the workshop and the number is limited, so call today! (Ticket cost is non-refundable and is viewed as a donation to Ozark Folkways.) If you are unable to make the class, please let us know as soon as possible, so we can offer the open spot to others.




For more information, call Ozark Folkways at 479-634-3791 or email us at director@folkways.arcoxmail.com

Christmas On the Mountain

Saturday, November 18, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Enjoy a mug of hot wassail and home-baked Christmas cookies and catch the holiday spirit while shopping for holiday gifts for that special someone.

Pick up some delicious Christmas cookies to go and bid on one-of-a-kind tabletop Christmas trees and wreaths created by local personalities and designers.

Store-wide savings all weekend!

Annual Fiber Arts Fair

Saturday, November 18, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Part of this year’s “Christmas on the Mountain” festivities!

The best of the best! Highlighting the creative energy of our region, this year’s categories are Crochet, Knitting, Hand Quilting, Felting, Machine Quilting and Christmas-themed Fiber Arts. Prizes will be awarded for First Place in each category. Ribbons will be awarded for Second and Third Place winners. Artists may sell their creations if they wish. Free and open to the public!

Although there is no charge for visitors, there is a registration fee of $10 per piece or $25 for three pieces for participating crafters. Please register before November 15.

You may register in person at Ozark Folkways or by phone at 479-634-3791 before November 15th. Please download and print the entry form from the link provided below.

 

Christmas On the Mountain Children’s Activities

Saturday, November 18, 10:00am – 2:00pm

Part of this year’s “Christmas on the Mountain” festivities!

Four fun filled hours for kids with workshops on ornament making, Christmas pendants, cookie decorating, making homemade gifts for the holidays and more!

Cost for this event is $10 per child for the full four hours.

To purchase tickets, just click the “Pay Now” button below.




For more information, call Ozark Folkways at 479-634-3791 or email us at director@folkways.arcoxmail.com

Holiday Wreath Making Workshop

Saturday, November 25th, 9 am – Noon

Presented by John Ford

Start the season off by creating a fresh holiday wreath! This workshop includes all instruction,supplies, wreath forms, and plenty of Southern magnolia, evergreens, twigs, cones, berries and other natural botanicals, ribbons and bling to create the perfect look to usher in the holidays and welcome your holiday guests. This is a great class to share with one or more of your friends to get into the holiday spirit!

Your ticket includes your finished wreath to take home, supplies for class, coffee and mimosas and sweet holiday treats!

Cost is $45 per person and workshop size is limited to 15 participants.

To purchase tickets, just click the “Pay Now” button below. All tickets must be purchased prior to the workshop and the number is limited, so call today! (Ticket cost is non-refundable and is viewed as a donation to Ozark Folkways.) If you are unable to make the class, please let us know as soon as possible, so we can offer the open spot to others.




For more information, call Ozark Folkways at 479-634-3791 or email us at director@folkways.arcoxmail.com

Introducing: “OZFOLK Weaver’s Makerspace”

weavingLearn the ancient art of weaving at Ozark Folkways in Winslow, Arkansas.

Teach yourself or join our Makerspace for $30 per month and learn to weave with a fellow artist!

Membership includes:

  • one 50-minute lesson per month
  • unlimited questions via email
  • use of studio space during business hours (or after hours, by arrangement)
  • additional lesson for $30 each

For more information, just call Ozark Folkways at 479-634-3791, or email us at director@folkways.arcoxmail.com

Introducing: “OZFOLK Clay Makerspace”

clayOZFOLK Clay Makerspace, is a fully functional clay studio at Ozark Folkways

  • 3 electric wheels
  • large slab-roller
  • work area
  • community tools
  • slips & glazes
  • raku kiln
  • computerized kiln

We offer community studio space during business hours – and after hours by arrangement!

$30 per month (clay and firing for a nominal fee)

For more information, just call Ozark Folkways at 479-634-3791, or email us at director@folkways.arcoxmail.com