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Latest Announcements from Touchstone Center for Crafts…

June/July 2021; Touchstone currently requires facemasks be worn in all indoor spaces on campus. Touchstone's galleries are open to the public Thursday-Sunday 10am-4pm. A full list of available in-person and virtual workshops can be found on our workshops pages. Our cancellation policy* can be found​​ HERE and our Covid-19 Policies and Procedures* can be found​​ HERE  *Subject to change.

December 1, 2020; 2021 Workshop Season Update: Touchstone is pleased to be able to offer a modified 2021 workshop season. Based on best practices related to Covid-19, workshops will run at a reduced capacity of 6 participants, all multi-occupancy lodging has been converted to single-occupancy, and mask and social distancing protocols will be strictly enforced. Our updated cancellation policy* can be found​​ HERE and our Covid-19 Policies and Procedures* can be found​​ HERE  *Subject to change.

June 17, 2020; In light of the current COVID-19 concerns and need for social distancing, Touchstone’s staff is working a rotating mix of office hours and remote work until further notice. Our offices and campus remain closed to the public. Please follow our social media: Facebook and Instagram, and check out our digital offerings on the Virtual Events page. Thank you for your patience as we take precautions for the health and safety of our staff and community. Office voicemail: 724-329-1370 will be checked daily. Staff members can be reached by email: info@touchstonecrafts.org

June 6, 2020;  Touchstone Center for Crafts has been participating in a group of over thirty museums and cultural institutions from across Southwestern Pennsylvania that is collaboratively preparing our organizations for safe re-openings. Touchstone has made the decision to not hold any events or workshops on campus for the remainder of the 2020 season and campus remains closed to the public until further notice. Our staff is busy scheduling virtual programming for Teens and Adults, tackling some major administrative and maintenance projects, and preparing for our 2021 season. Until then, please follow our social media: Facebook and Instagram, and check out our digital offerings on the Virtual Events page. We look forward to welcoming you back to campus again soon! Click to read more about the collaboration.

June 2, 2020; Touchstone Center for Crafts stands in solidarity with the Black community and 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.

April 10, 2020; 2020 Workshop Season Update, In light of the uncertainty stemming from the novel Coronavirus pandemic, Touchstone Center for Crafts has made the difficult decision to cancel all scheduled programming for our 2020 season. We look forward to welcoming you back to campus again when it is safe to do so! For facts surrounding this decision and to read the announcement from our Executive Director and Board President, Click here.

April 8, 2020; From Artistrelief.org, To support artists during the COVID-19 crisis, a coalition of national arts grantmakers have come together to create an emergency initiative to offer financial and informational resources to artists across the United States. Click here.

March 25, 2020; We hope that you and your families are doing as well as can be expected under these circumstances. Touchstone’s staff will continue to work remotely until further notice. We can be reached by email at info@touchstonecrafts.org.

March 24, 2020; From Americans for the Arts, CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) Resource and Response Center; for up-to-date news and resources for the arts and culture field, Click here.

March 23, 2020; As of today all workshops beginning after May 30th are due to proceed as scheduled. We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and if anything should change we will let everyone know as soon as possible. Any cancellations by our organization would result in a 100% refund to you. We are hopeful that we can carry out our season as anticipated.

March 15, 2020; In light of the current COVID-19 concerns and need for social distancing, Touchstone’s staff will be working remotely through March 27. Office voicemail will be checked once daily. Application deadlines for scholarships and Internship deadlines have been extended to March 27. The application deadline for Teen Week scholarships has been extended to May 1. Thank you for your patience as we take precautions for the health and safety of our staff and community.

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 stands in solidarity with the Black community and 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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