We're excited to announce plans for Olive's Porch, a new Folk School community gathering place in downtown Murphy. The location will include a classroom space, a retail shop showcasing the work of Appalachian artists, and a studio space dedicated to the Artist in Residence program.
Named after the school's co-founder Olive Dame Campbell, Olive's Porch will present short workshops focused on traditional Appalachian crafts, music, dance, and community topics designed for locals and visitors. Throughout the year Olive's Porch will host a variety of special events, discussions, demonstrations, artist markets and other community events.
The idea for Olive's Porch originated from recent community listening sessions where local residents asked for increased community outreach programs and accessible workshop offerings for youth and adults. Through this grant funded program, the Folk School will continue to prioritize community and seek feedback directly from locals and visitors as we develop this new space.
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