Activities & Interests
Center for Craft, Creativity and Design
The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to advance the understanding of craft by encouraging and supporting research, critical dialogue, and professional development.
The Center administers national award programs, convenes national meetings, curates exhibitions, programs lectures and workshops, and sponsors international residencies.
Benchspace Gallery & Workshop
Benchspace is a gallery and workshop for investigating contemporary practices of making in the shifting creative landscape of the 21st century.
More than simply a place to display finished objects, this innovative flex space is about engaging in critical dialogue and pushing at disciplinary boundaries.
Concerned with modes of production – how skill, process, materials, and ideas are assembled, Benchspace provides a valuable opportunity for artists, makers, designers, students, academics and the public to engage in collaborative practice.
Hours of Operation
Opening hours are 10am - 6pm Tuesday through Saturday.
Admission is free. All events are free and held at The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design's Benchspace Gallery & Workshop unless otherwise noted.
Hours of operation and fees are subject to change. Contact directly for most current information.
The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design is located at 67 Broadway Street, Asheville, NC.
- Thomas Wolfe Memorial (1 mile)
The Thomas Wolfe Memorial in downtown Asheville, NC preserves the childhood home of one of the giants of American literature.
- Asheville Art Museum (1 mile)
The Asheville Art Museum collects, preserves, and interprets American art of the 20th and 21st centuries, focusing on the Southeast.
- Basilica of Saint Lawrence (1 mile)
The striking Basilica of Saint Lawrence in Asheville, NC features the largest freestanding elliptical dome in North America.