The Mountain Craft Center is excited to be celebrating our third annual Craft Blast on October 21st. During this autumn season we will gather together and share what we do best. That is creating quality products and graciously visiting with our guests as they stop to enjoy our historical buildings and welcoming spirit. We’ll have canopies set up on the grounds with artists demonstrating how to make their products. Some of our artists will be giving free craft classes to allow the public to join in the fun and create their own piece to take home with them.
The list of classes continues to grow as the event approaches. Classes being offered are building a bird house, making a bracelet, water color art, finishing a cement leaf, and a Christmas ornament. Others will be demonstrating how to make some of the different crafts. One such demonstration is how to clean a gourd.
There will also be bits & pieces for sale. Bits and pieces can be described as some well loved items from the past. Some are vintage pieces, some used but lovely. Some of our bits and pieces are new items that are not hand crafted. But all are quality offerings.
While you are here, check out our new sign out front and the new tall cedar sculpture that is for sale as well. We want you to stick around a while and soak up the atmosphere, so we’ll have some complimentary snacks available. There are rockers on the porches as well as a swing. Sit and stay a while. You may want to take more than one class. The classes are free and you get to take home what you make. How fun is that?
The Mountain Craft Center was recently honored by the McCreary County Chamber of Commerce as one of the businesses in the county celebrating over 50 plus years of business! The association thanks the Chamber for this tribute.
Autumn is certainly our favorite season! We have so many fun visitors who stop in to check out these fascinating 1800s hand hewn log buildings and the amazing selection of products created by artists from the surrounding area as well as a selection of small antiques.
We’ve had a fantastic year so far with many fun additions to our association membership. This means more, lovely hand crafted items to share with our guests from all over the U.S., the world and our wonderful neighbors from the surrounding counties who often stop to browse.
Our association and these log structures have a rich history for our community. The center officially opened as the 4-H Mountain Craft Center 54 years ago in 1963 with great fanfare and much work on the part of many from the community. Over the years the association and the buildings have gone thru many changes and been blessed with generous individuals and organizations who provided much needed improvements to the buildings. We are also grateful for those who helped us reorganize a few years ago to be the association we are today now known as the Mountain Craft Center.
Join us for a fun Craft Blast at the Mountain Craft Center on October 21st from 10 am to 5 pm. All are welcome and the event is free. Just come out and enjoy.
The Mountain Craft Center is located on Hwy 90 about six and a half miles east of Hwy 27 and five and a half miles west of Cumberland Falls.