Crafts Center events bring together the NC State community and public for fun, socializing and artistic enrichment. All events and exhibitions take place at the Crafts Center unless otherwise noted.

Supported by NCSU Foundation

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Crafts Center FacadeOpen House and Pottery Sale

Tuesday, August 15, 4 – 6 p.m.

Everyone is welcome to come by and learn all about the Crafts Center.  Tour the studios, meet our staff, and learn about our programming. Watch some crafts demos, and enjoy some refreshments, and maybe buy a piece of pottery to help support our program.


Saturday, August 19, on Hillsborough Street

We’ll be there! Stop by the Arts Tent to watch craft demonstrations and learn about our classes and studios.  Help construct  and decorate a mini Bell Tower!

Learn more about Packapalooza »


Joumana Medlej_longingJoumana Medlej: Art in Times of Crisis

Thursday, September 28, from 5:30 – 7:30  p.m.

Please join us at the Crafts Center for a special evening! Artist in residence, Joumana Medlej, will give a talk and presentation of her work. Sponsored by the Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies and Arts NC State. Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages served at reception to follow.

The Crafts Center is proud to work in collaboration with the NC State’s Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies and Arts NC State to host artist-in-residence, Joumana Medlej. Joumana’s visual language is based on Kufi calligraphy, the first great Arabic script, now largely forgotten even by native speakers. She received the essence of Kufi while working with master calligrapher Samir Sayegh, and went on to gain a deep understanding of it through her own practice and research. The stylized, repeated words that make up each art piece endow it with  the script’s intrinsic qualities – an inner consonance of shapes and proportions that reflects classical teachings on beauty, making each of them a self-contained whole, a world with its own natural laws.

Joumana will conduct several workshops and special sessions during her week here on campus: September 24 – 29.  Monitor this page for upcoming workshop details.


The Ninth Annual NC State Pinhole Camera Challenge

September 27 – October 1

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Now open to anyone 18 years or older: Grab a friend or family member and register for this fun weekend of picture taking. It’s a magical process and a great way to see campus life through a different “lens.”

Learn how to build you own pinhole camera, how to take photos with it and how to develop the photographs in the darkroom. A panel of judges will select the best photos for exhibition. Prizes will be awarded to the winning photographers. Learn more about the pinhole challenge »

Crafts Center Photo Frame
Parents & Families Weekend

Friday, September 15, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Don’t miss a chance to visit the Crafts Center and see what we have to offer. Tour our studios: Clay, Woodworking, Jewelry, Glass, Lapidary, Fibers, Art, and Photography. Observe artists at work in classes and open studios and try your hand at making a pot on the potter’s wheel while you are here. The Crafts Center provides a unique environment for students to enhance their creativity and augment their academic studies. “Think and Do” at the Crafts Center!


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Annual Holiday Crafts Fair

Saturday, November 18

More details coming soon…