Walton Arts Center Community Creative Center hosting a free pottery festival

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) – The Community Creation Center at Nadine Baum Studios at the Walton Arts Center will host the Arkansas Pottery Festival.

According to a press release, the event runs from May 6-8 and admission is free and open to the public. The three-day weekend event will include pottery demonstrations and talks by nationally acclaimed artist Bill Jones on Friday and Saturday, a pottery display and sale from more than 50 potters from across the state, and a exhibition of masterpieces from private ceramic collections.

A closing lecture will be given by Lawrence McElroy detailing the historic production of pottery in northwest Arkansas, followed by a barbecue and potluck on Saturday evening. Vendor stalls will include the Clay Bank and the Dickson Street Bookstore.

Sunday guests are invited to meet at the Cane Hill Historical Museum at 10 a.m. for a tour, followed by a tour of the site of the JD Wilbur Kiln Excavation Project, a pottery dating back to the mid-1800s. Lawrence McElroy and Jared Pebworth of the Arkansas Archeological Society will present information on the historic site.

Afterwards, tours of the University of Arkansas Museum’s extensive collection of ceramics and pottery will be held in the afternoon.

Visit communitycreativecenter.org for more information.