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Pioneering Craft Education for Over 50 Years

Events & Exhibitions

Looking for the perfect place to hold a meeting or multi-day retreat?

events at touchstone

Touchstone Center for Crafts is a unique craft school in the beautiful Laurel Highlands, only 60 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Touchstone’s artistic, educational, and residential facilities sit on 150 acres of lush woodlands and pristine wilderness. Whether it be amidst the towering stone chimney and wood beams of Blaney Lodge or nestled amongst the trees, Touchstone can provide the unique location you’ve been looking for.

  • Creative Retreats
  • Conferences
  • Symposiums
  • Team Building Events
  • Field Trips

Email for more information or call 724-329-1370.

Services Available Seasonally

  • Spaces to accommodate small to large teams/groups
  • Half, full, and multi day options
  • On-site or off-site lodging, in-house catering, and wood-fired oven
  • Include a creative experience such as forging steel, working in glass or clay, or a drum circle and make it a getaway that will transform your team/group
  • Leave inspired and rejuvenated!

Mission Statement: Touchstone Center for Crafts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance excellence in the arts and crafts by educating and encouraging individuals to develop technical skills, good design, and innovative expression.

Touchstone Center for Crafts condemns all acts of racism, discrimination, and senseless violence. We firmly believe that everyone has a right to dignity, respect, and equality without fear.  As an organization, we commit to listen and learn and to grow. We will continue to work to empower people to use art as a means of expression, a way to build community, and a powerful voice for change.

Touchstone Center for Crafts · 1049 Wharton Furnace Rd. · Farmington · PA 15437

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