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Pioneering Craft Education for 50 Years

Open House

Annual Open House & 50th Anniversary Kick-off

Saturday, June 11, 2022 | 11am-4pm

The event is scheduled rain or shine with many of the activities indoors.


FREE Family-Friendly Event!

Touchstone invites the community to our campus in Fayette County, PA from 11am-4pm on Saturday, June 11th for a free, family-friendly event! This is the perfect day to come out and visit our rural wooded campus in the beautiful mountains of the Laurel Highlands and learn about all that Touchstone has to offer.

Accessibility: Touchstone’s woodland campus is made up of gravel walkways, grassy areas, and uneven terrain. Please call 724-329-1370 if you have questions about accessibility.

Parking on campus will be limited to accessible parking only. Please take the free convenient shuttle buses from nearby Christian W. Klay Winery (scroll down for more details).

  • Demonstrations
  • Gallery Exhibitions
  • Campus & Studio Tours
  • Community Resource Tables
  • Kids Craft Activities
  • Artists Pop-up Shops
  • Gallery Store
  • Food Trucks
  • Drum Circle
  • Live Music
  • Raffles
  • And More!

Visitors can:

Participate in a drum circle, enjoy kids craft activities, and tour our campus and studios. View demonstrations in blacksmithing, ceramics, drawing & painting, glass, metals & jewelry, and more! Visit two brand new gallery exhibitions featuring members of Associated Artists of Pittsburgh and Touchstone’s 2022 workshop instructors. Enter our raffles, enjoy live music, shop our gallery store and artist pop-up shops featuring handmade items from local artisans. Speak to representatives from some of our community partner organizations. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.


Activities & Entertainment:

  • Art activities with Touchstone's 2022 Artist Interns
  • Drum Circle with Creative Rhythm
  • Face painting by Douglas Education Center
  • Live Music by The Turpentiners
  • Origami activity with Ben Phillian
  • and more to be announced


Participating Artists:


Park and Shuttle:

Due to limited parking on Touchstone’s campus, visitors should park at Christian W. Klay Winery (412 Fayette Springs Rd.) and take the free convenient shuttle buses to campus. Shuttles will run from the Winery beginning at 10:30 am, until final departure from Touchstone at event closing.


Parking at Touchstone will be limited to accessible parking only.



  We love pets but can only permit service animals on campus.

Please check back to download a map of campus and a complete schedule of events.

This page will be updated often.

Thank you to our Sponsors:


Wagner Construction

Elizabeth and Jeffrey Lawrence

Mary Len Hajduk

Paul and Diane Kiproff

Beth and Barrie Athol

Eben and Laura Myers

Gerald and Joy Knepp

Dorothy Raizman

Lindsay K. Gates

Enscoe Long Insurance Group

DiceCo Technologies

Rachel & Katie Rearick

ArtHouse 6

Join our supporters by becoming an event sponsor. Contact Stefanie at 724-329-1370 or


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.

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