Dillsboro’s Riverwood Shops fetes 50 years

Riverwood Shops, a group of artisans’ studios overlooking the town of Dillsboro, will commemorate their 50th anniversary from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22.

Owned by the same family since 1957, this cluster of shops and galleries has provided a unique community for demonstrating craftspeople, including metal smiths, glassworkers, potters, pewter smiths, weavers and others. Following that tradition, the studios at Riverwood will hold interactive, hands-on demonstrations for visitors throughout their 50th anniversary celebration — a wide range of arts including felted-hat making, weaving, Raku pottery firing, jewelry making, and more. The artists-in-residence at Riverwood include potters Brant and Karen Barnes, Tiffany-style glass artist Bob Pace, weaver Kathie Roig and jeweler and metalworker Maggie Joynt.

For more information, additional pictures or questions, contact Susan Leveille at 828.586.6542 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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