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 …

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Writing Class with Velda Brotherton



Saturday, October 25 — 10 am until 5 pm

  • WRITING AND PROMOTING IN TODAY’S MARKET: for those just beginning to those with a book finished. I’ll cover what to do to get started as a writer.
  • KICKSTARTING YOUR CAREER: steps toward publishing, selling and promoting.
  • BECOMING A SUCCESSFUL WRITER: what to do once you’ve finished your story or novel.

You may bring your computer or just pads of paper and pens, but be prepared to work. This is not just a listening workshop!

Cost is $35 per person. Meals not included.
To sign up, just call Ozark Folkways at 479-634-3791.

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“Dia de los Muertos” PotLuck – Saturday, October 25th

Join us on Saturday, October 25, for our annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) potluck dinner celebration at 6:00 pm at Ozark Folkways.



Come join us to celebrate the lives of those we lost this year and in years past. Remembering the good!

On the Day of the Dead, people of all ages celebrate their loved ones who have passed away, participating in a festival that has roots nearly 4,000 years old. A national holiday in Mexico, Day of the Dead is celebrated on October 31st through November 2nd each year.

This year in addition to our annual potluck dinner, we will open up the gallery during the day Saturday for anyone interested in creating their own Day of the Dead altar honoring loved ones. That evening we will share food and drink and fond memories of friends no longer with us and create fond memories with those that are!

RSVP to Rebecca Buchanan at 479-634-3791 or director@folkways.arcoxmail.com

For more information on the Dia de los Muertos holiday including great ideas on how to build your own Ofrenda (Day of the Dead Altar), visit http://www.celebrate-day-of-the-dead.com/

Rebecca Buchanan
Director, Ozark Folkways


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Freda’s Basket Class – November 1st

Where: Ozark Folkways (right here!)
When: Saturday, Nov 1, 10:00am
Basket: Choose your own basket
Cost: $15.00 plus the cost of the basket kit


  • 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.

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

Happy weaving everyone,

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Edible, Poisonous, and Medicinal Mushrooms and Fungi of Arkansas

Jay Justice

Jay Justice, mycologist

Sunday, November 2 — Lecture begins at 1:00 pm, nature walk at 2:30, dinner after 5:00 pm

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. Mr Justice will offer a presentation on wild mushrooms followed by a outdoor nature walk during which he will identify native mushrooms and — if possible — collect mushrooms to be used to prepare a dinner for participants later in the evening.

Cost is $40 per person, which includes dinner.
To sign up, just call Ozark Folkways at 479-634-3791.

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Cookie Decorating Class for Kids

Saturday, December 20, 1:00 – 2:30 pm

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

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“Art from Trash” Collage Class for kids



Saturday, January 3

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.

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Beginning Drawing for Adults



Last three Saturdays in January (January 17, 24, 31).

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.

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Boston Mountain Sewing Group



Fourth Saturday of each month, 10:00 am – Noon
Tips and techniques for your sewing projects.
To sign up, just email classes@oliveloom.com
Cost is $5.00 per person

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Wool and Wheel Handspinners Guild



Third Saturday of each month, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Carrying on one of the great fiber arts traditions of the Ozarks.

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

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