Tryon Arts & Crafts School and St. Luke’s Hospital launches Masks 4 Masses

Photo by Jamie Carpenter

From Tryon Arts & Crafts School: 

Tryon Arts & Crafts School is teaming up with St. Luke’s Hospital, local leaders, and artists for a new initiative called “MASKS 4 MASSES”.

We challenge you to craft homemade masks for entry into a competition and donation drive. All entries will be credited to you and donated to essential agencies and businesses in need of masks.

TACS is also offering two free online mask-making demonstrations by Jamie Carpenter.

Click here to visit the full MASKS 4 MASSES info page.


The federal government, advised by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), recently recommended that people wear cloth face coverings in public settings, such as grocery stores or pharmacies. CDC advises “the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.”

We here at TACS got to thinking that if all of the grocers, pharmacists, and other asymptomatic essential workers were to take this extra precaution, we would need a lot of cloth face coverings. But, this struck us as a great opportunity for our creative community to put our skills to use.

So, let’s take this opportunity to get creative for a good cause!


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