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 …

Freda’s Basket Class

basketsSaturday, Nov 1, 10:00 am

Choose your own basket!


  • 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.
Cost: $15.00 plus the cost of the basket kit

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

Edible, Poisonous, and Medicinal Mushrooms and Fungi of Arkansas

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

Presented by Jay Justice

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.

“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), 9:00 am – 12 noon.

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.