Asheville Design Weekend

Join us as we celebrate our amazing Asheville creatives serving the Design, Craft, and Architecture industries. This full weekend of programming kicks off with a Social and then an Exhibition at Center for Craft 5pm Friday, September 30th. On Saturday, October 1st, we'll start at 9am with a breakfast and then enjoy 6 presenters, 2 from each of the 3 industries. We'll close Saturday with Topic Dinner and Drinks (not provided) at any of 3 local venues, Rabbit Rabbit, Mountain Madre, and The S&W Market. Sunday, October 2nd starts at Citizen Vinyl with a PechaKucha of talented local creatives sharing work, stories and inspiration 10am-Noon. The event closes with a Self Guided Tour as you follow our map to local Craft, Design and Architecture to marvel at.


Friday, September 30th

5pm KICKOFF SOCIAL (food & drinks provided): Center for Craft - Ideation Lab

6pm EXHIBITION: Disclosure: The Whiteness of Glass, Material Reasoning, and Mįhą́pmąk: Center for Craft - Bresler Family Gallery

Saturday, October 1st

9am OPENING REMARKS (Breakfast by Chef Clarence sponsored by MountainBizWorks): Center for Craft - Explore Asheville Assembly Hall

SYMPOSIUM: Center for Craft - Ideation Lab [SPEAKER BIOS]

10am CRAFT: Public Art + Placekeeping at the Center for Craft Parklet

Mary Thompson, Joel Osgood & Marilyn Zapf

12pm LUNCH BREAK (food not provided)

1pm ARCHITECTURE: Design, Growth and Collaborative Work

Rob Maddox & Felipe Santander

2pm DESIGN: A Life Designed

Ricardo Tejeda

3pm ARCHITECTURE: The Power and Purpose of Why

Michael Montgomery

4pm DESIGN: Let Curiosity Lead the Way

João Barbosa

5:30pm TOPIC DINNER & DRINKS (food not provided): Rabbit Rabbit, Mountain Madre, and The S&W Market

Sunday, October 2nd


1145am VR Immersive 3D Art with Better Than Unicorns!: Citizen Vinyl

1pm SELF-GUIDED TOUR: In and around Asheville Downtown

A very special thanks to our sponsors:


When & Where
Fri, Sep 30, 2022 - Sun, Oct 2, 2022 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT
Center for Craft
67 Broadway Street
Asheville, NC 28801