Join us for the 31st Annual Penland Benefit Auction on Friday, August 12 and Saturday, August 13, 2016.
The Penland Benefit Auction is a gala weekend in the North Carolina mountains featuring the sale of over 240 works in books, clay, drawing, glass, iron, letterpress, painting, photography, printmaking, textiles, and wood. The Penland auction is one of the most important craft collecting events in the Southeast and a perfect opportunity to support Penland's educational programs, which have helped thousands of people live creative lives.
This year's featured artist is Wendy Maruyama. Paulus Berensohn will be honored as Penland's 2016 Outstanding Artist Educator. Margaret Couch Cogswell will craft whimsical centerpieces to decorate each auction table, and Lori Buff will create this year's handmade auction mugs.