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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 …

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 ozarkfolkwaysinfo@gmail.com

Bobbleheads for Beginners

Sunday, November 26, 1:00 – 4:00pm

Presented by Kathy Keene

Ages 7 and up

Come create a fun, whimsical, personalized clay bobblehead just in time for the holidays! We will provide all materials and instruction, glazes and firing, in this one-of-a-kind ceramic workshop. Your individual creation will need to dry for 2 to 3 weeks and will be ready to be picked up in December.

Wear comfortable clothing and don’t be afraid to get dirty and create a bobblehead!

Cost is $15 per person, including all materials and firing, and workshop size is limited to 10 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 ozarkfolkwaysinfo@gmail.com

“Music on the Meadow”

Sunday, November 26, 5:00-7:00pm

With Winslow Squirrel Jam

Join us in the front room at Ozark Folkways for an evening of family-friendly music and mayhem with Winslow’s Squirrel Jam. Bring an instrument, or just bring your toe-tapping shoes and sing along with the Squirrel Jam songlist of pop, traditional, and rock favorites. (We’ll be indoors, so you don’t need to worry about the crazy Boston Mountains weather.)

Admission is free and open to the public, but donations to Ozark Folkways will be gratefully accepted.

Wool and Wheel Hand Spinners Guild Show and Sale

Friday, December 1, 10:00am – 2:00pm

Join us in a celebration of Ozark Mountain craftsmanship as we welcome the Wool and Wheel Hand Spinners Guild in a celebration of fine Ozark artistry. Hand spun fabric art will be on display and for sale, along with ongoing spinning demonstrations throughout the day.

This spinners exhibit is the culmination of a study of the Gulf Coast Native Breed of sheep. This unique and historical sheep breed is known for its ability to thrive in humid, southern climates. It also has the critically important ability to resist internal parasites and many diseases that plague southern sheep.

Passionate in our pursuit of new materials and techniques, The Wool and Wheel Hand Spinners purchased three Gulf Coast Native Fleeces in the raw. We learned to assess the quality of the fiber, wash and prepare it for felting or spinning. Each participating member then chose a project with which to showcase their product.

Free and open to the public!

For more information, call Ozark Folkways at 479-634-3791 or email us at ozarkfolkwaysinfo@gmail.com

An Evening with Sugar on the Floor

Saturday, December 9, 7:00 pm

Immediately following the Winslow Christmas Parade come out and join us at Ozark Folkways for a family-friendly evening of music and fun with Sugar on the Floor. Sugar on the Floor presents a mix of toe-tapping bluegrass, folk, and more, with an intimate, high-energy show that will delight music lovers of all ages.

Refreshments will be provided, and holiday shopping will be available.

This event is free and open to the community. A suggested $5-10 donation will help Ozark Folkways preserve and celebrate Ozark arts, crafts, and music.

Creative Writing Workshop

Sunday, December 10th, 1:00 -5:00 pm

Presented by Rebeccah Buchanan

Everyone has a story and writing is the natural expression of the brain’s ability to record those stories.

Whether you are interested in journaling, beginning your memoir, becoming a poet, or writing the next great American novel, this is the workshop for you. We will explore the world of concise, clean writing: what it is, how it looks, and how to do it.

If you always wanted to try your hand at writing, but did not know where to begin, this is the place to begin. (If you have been writing for a while and want to get your work out for others to read, you’ll learn how here.)

Join us at Ozark Folkways and get your story on paper! This will be a fun, no pressure, hands-on workshop. No need to bring a computer, just a writing pad and a pen. If you are a writer, feel free to bring your work: we will have time to share in the afternoon.

Instructor Rebeccah Buchanan is a poet who has lived in Winslow, Arkansas for 20 years. Rebecca has published in many poetry journals across the US and the UK, including: Rockhurst Review, MotherBird International, Dream Catcher, and Obsessed with Pipework. Rebeccah has two books of poetry: The Red Bear with Incredibly White Teeth, and Too long at the Fair.

Cost is $50 per person and workshop size is limited to 20 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 ozarkfolkwaysinfo@gmail.com

Forest Folk Workshop

December 16, 9:00am – noon

presented by Madison Woods

Join us for a morning of woodland magic with Madison Woods of  Wild Ozark and Forest Folk for a hands-on workshop creating one-of-a-kind magical creations from natural materials. Just in time for the holidays, participants will create and take home beautiful forest-inspired woodland creatures: fairies, gnomes, dwarves, elves, pixies, trolls, sprites, Saint Nicks and more. Crafted from foraged forest materials and found objects, the only limits are your imagination. All the materials you need in order to create a unique gift or treasured heirloom will be provided.

Madison Woods is the driving force and creative genius behind the Forest Folk of Wild Ozark, a passionate teacher, purveyor of American ginseng, fine woodworking, natural arts and crafts, and along with her husband at Burnt Kettle, shagbark hickory syrup.

Class fee of $25 per person includes all materials. Tickets are non-refundable. This class is limited to 15 people ages 12 and up.

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.

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 ozarkfolkwaysinfo@gmail.com

An Evening with Jesse Dean and Melody Pond

Friday, December 29, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Join us for of an evening of folk, blues and rock with Northwest Akansas 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 jams.

Rooted in the earthiness of folk, Melody Pond keeps it fresh by merging modern indie influences with throwback moods of funk and blues, with 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. Refreshments will be served.

Admission is free, but donations to Ozark Folkways will be gratefully accepted, so that we can continue to provide events like this.

For more information, call Ozark Folkways at 479-634-3791 or email us at ozarkfolkwaysinfo@gmail.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 ozarkfolkwaysinfo@gmail.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 ozarkfolkwaysinfo@gmail.com