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 …
Sunday, October 30, 6pm-8pm
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. Join us for our annual Day of the Dead potluck dinner celebration at Ozark Folkways.
This year in addition to our annual potluck dinner, we will open up the gallery during the day Saturday and Sunday 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 or tributes to those among us and create fond memories !
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/
Admission Free, but donations are welcome. Please bring your favorite beverage and a dish to share.
To sign up, or for more information, just call Ozark Folkways at 479-634-3791, or email Rebecca at firstname.lastname@example.org
November 6, 10:30am-7:00 pm
Master Mycologist Jay Justice will join us once again for our fall fungi foray focusing on edible, poisonous and medicinal fall mushrooms native to Arkansas in general and Northwest Arkansas in particular. After a morning PowerPoint presentation, we will break for lunch (brown bag or hop on over to Grandma’s Cafe) and then carpool down to the beautiful Winfrey Valley where we will forage.
An afternoon identification and question and answer session will be followed by our one of our ever popular mushroom-centric dinners, soup to nuts and wine to wash it down with!
Cost $45.00 including dinner.
This class is limited to the first 25 paid registrants, so please don’t wait until the last minute! To sign up, or for more information, just call Ozark Folkways at 479-634-3791, or email Rebecca at email@example.com
Saturday, November 12, 5pm
Join us for music by Allison Williams and Willi Carlisle Goehring, hors d’oeuvres and a small presentation to celebrate Ozark Folkways! We ask all of our friends to come and enjoy some wine and consider becoming a sustaining member, a.k.a. “Friend of Folkways”!
Help us keep providing art classes to children, studio space to local artists, cooking classes and a place for local seamstresses and craftspeople to make a living!
Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Please consider helping support this local jewel!
For more information, just call Ozark Folkways at 479-634-3791, or email Rebecca at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, December 2, 6pm – 8pm
Join us in the Connie Wright Gallery for an evening with Arkansas artists David Scott Smith and Paula Smith. David’s work relies heavily on objects and textures that inspire him, and these are usually found in nature or combined with natural elements. David explore ideas of excess and consumption, but also beauty, which he believe can be found in abundance, even in the tragedy of our global predicament.
Paula describes her work this way: “Making pots is much more than just a job, it’s a way of life. It’s food and family. Handmade dishes and friends. Pottery is something real, a real connection to a real person. I make pottery because I believe in that connection. I believe in farmers markets and small coffee shops. I believe in baking bread, and gathering fresh eggs. And I bring all of this when I sit down at the wheel to make pots. My studio is located in my back yard, along with my huge garden and my chickens.”
This show is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served (donations always appreciated). This show will be on exhibit through December.
Tor more information on this event, just call Ozark Folkways at 479-634-3791, or email Rebecca at email@example.com
For more on David Scott Smith, please visit http://davidscottsmithceramics.com/home.html
For more on Paula Smith, please visit https://www.etsy.com/people/paulasmithpottery?ref=pr_profile
Third Saturday of each month, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Carrying on one of the great fiber arts traditions of the Ozarks.
To sign up, just call Ozark Folkways at 479-634-3791, or email Rebecca at firstname.lastname@example.org