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.

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Fall 2018

Open House and Pottery Sale

Tuesday, August 21, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.


Saturday, August 25, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Find Crafts Center activities in the Arts Zone!  Screen print your own T-shirt or Tote Bag: 2 – 4 pm. Make a stamped leather Key Ring: 4 – 6 pm. Free to NC State students with University ID card.

Frank Warren’s PostSecret Live!

Stewart Theatre. September 20th, 7:00 p.m.

In collaboration with NC State LIVE, Frank will join us for a lively lecture based on his popular TED talk. Come see the postcards that were banned from his six best-selling PostSecret books. Hear the inspiring stories behind the secrets. Listen to some of Frank’s favorite secrets…and share your own. Tickets on Sale NOW!!!

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Ray Kass in his Studio

Ray Kass: Residency @ NC State

Ray Kass will be performing a residency at NC State this fall, and the work that comes out of his time on our campus will be featured in an exhibit at the Gregg Museum in partnership with the Arts Village, the Arts Studies Department, the College of Design, and of course the Crafts Center, and on August 23, the Gregg Museum will open an exhibition featuring works from the Mountain Lake Workshop that have rarely been seen. NC State is excited for Kass to come and bring his talents to our artistic community.

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Parents & Families Weekend

Friday, September 28, 4:00pm – 7:00pm

NC State hosts one of the nation’s largest university crafts centers. Don’t miss a chance to visit the Crafts Center and see what we have to offer.  Take a tour of our facilities and studios in clay, woodworking, jewelry, glass, lapidary, fibers, mixed media, photography. Observe artists at work and try your hand at one of the craft being demonstrated by our staff.  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!

Gary Knight Talk 2014_CCBI skull_story block imageGary Knight: Forensic Photography in Today’s Criminal Justice System

Tuesday, October 30, at 7 p.m.

Gary is back and will touch on procedures, ethics and how photography is put to use in solving the most challenging criminal cases. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more as he shares his knowledge and experience in this exciting field of photography. If you like CSI, you’ll love this lecture!
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Annual Crafts Fair

Saturday, November 17, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.