From a pres release:
Wood Day at the Folk Art Center
The Folk Art Center will host its annual celebration of wood crafts at Wood Day on August 9th from 10 am to 4 pm. Master craftspeople will show the various tools and processes they use to make bowls, wood carvings, brooms, flutes, chairs, treenware and heritage toys. A wide variety of wood demonstrations from the modern technique of wood turning on an electric lathe to the heritage craft of coopering and whittling will be featured.
The event features hands-on activities for all ages and the Fourteenth Annual Carve-Off Competition which will take place from 1 to 3pm. For the contest, participants have two hours to turn a simple block of wood into a work of art. Carvers must sign up by 12:30 to participate.
For a complete list of artists participating in Wood Day, and to learn more about Southern Highland Craft Guild programs at the Folk Art Center call 828-298-7928 or visit www.craftguild.org. Admission to Wood Day and the Folk Art Center is free. The Folk Art Center is located at Milepost 382 on the Blue Ridge Parkway in east Asheville. Headquarters to the Southern Highland Craft Guild, the Center also houses three galleries, a library, Allanstand Craft Shop and a Blue Ridge Parkway information desk and bookstore.