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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 …

An Evening with Jesse Dean and Melody Pond

Saturday, January 28, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Join us for an evening of folk, blues and rock with Northwest Arkansas favorites Jesse Dean and Melody Pond celebrating the release of Jesse’s new CD “Arkansas Amplifier” and Melody Pond’s “Songs From the Road” from their 2016 tour.

Local son Jesse Dean’s edgy blues-rock originals showcase soulful bass lines, muscular lead and rhythm guitar, vibrating riffs and sultry jam.

Rooted in the earthiness of folk, Melody Pond keeps it fresh by merging modern indie influences with throwback moods of funk and blues. and jazz-inspired vocals reminiscent of Billie Holiday and The Boswell Sisters. The duo has been compared to modern artists Rising Appalachia, First Aid Kit, and The Ditty Bops. Melody Pond performs original songs by Candy Lee and Emily Rowland .

Jesse’s new CD “Arkansas Amplifier” will be on sale.

Admission is free, but donations are welcome (and extremely important to our survival).

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

Exploring Clay for Beginners

Saturday, January 28, 11am – 4pm.  Ages 8 and up

We will make two projects using coils, pinch and slab construction.  No experience is necessary, tools and clay are provided.  Wear clothes that can get dirty!

We will take a lunch break. (You can bring a lunch or order from Grandma’s restaurant.)

Pieces will be fired for pickup at a later date.  Pieces can be painted or glazed after firing.

Cost is $15 per student. Class size is limited, so sign up early!

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