Discover traditional and contemporary art and craft handmade by local and regional craftspeople.


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


    Join us for hands-on workshops and learn a new craft.

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 Folk School’s co-founder Olive Dame Campbell, Olive’s Porch offers Community Workshops focused on traditional Appalachian crafts, music, dance, and community events and demonstrations designed for locals and visitors.