Welcome to Olive's Porch

Olive’s Porch is a Folk School experience in downtown Murphy, North Carolina. The location at 27 Peachtree Street features classroom space, a retail shop showcasing the work of Appalachian artists, and a studio space dedicated to the Artist in Residence program. Named after the school’s co-founder Olive Dame Campbell, Olive’s Porch features short workshops focused on traditional Appalachian crafts, music, dance, and community topics designed for locals and visitors. We also host a variety of discussions, demonstrations, artist markets and other community events.

View Our Workshops

    Discover art and craft by local and regional craftspeople in a unique shopping experience.


    Gather and connect with neighbors, friends, and visitors during community events and live demonstrations.


    Join us for interactive workshops to learn a new craft and expand your skill set. 

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