Welcome to Ozark Folkways


Located in historic (and historically funky!) Winslow, Ozark Folkways is where the art of today meets the craft traditions of generations past; and music, food, fun and family reach across generations to bring people together.

Apart from the everyday offerings of art and crafts in our shop, we also provide a range of classes, workshops, and special events. Scroll down on this page to see what’s coming up: there’s bound to be something for you!

The Ozark Highballers

Friday, August 17, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

This old-fashioned ensemble features the rollicking chords and bass runs of Aviva Steigmeyer on guitar, the rhythmically intricate string tickling of Clarke Buehling on finger-style banjo, and the dynamic melodies of Roy Pilgrim on the fiddle.

The trio’s music reflects the spirit and drive of the rural string bands of the 1920s and 30s, particularly those of the Arkansas Ozarks.

A $5 donation per person is suggested.

Music on the Meadow

Sunday, August 26, 5pm – 7pm

Presented by Winslow Squirrel Jam

Join Winslow Squirrel Jam for an evening of music in the front room at Ozark Folkways. Bring an instrument, a singing voice, or just be prepared to do a little toe-tapping and hand-clapping. The songs are all familiar favorites, and lyrics and chord symbols will be projected on the big screen; everybody is encouraged to join in!

Most of the jammers have only been playing their instruments for a couple of years or less, so this is not a group that is going to intimidate a beginner — at the same time, experienced players will find themselves in a welcoming environment where their ability is recognized and appreciated. There’s something for everybody.

If you like, bring a snack and a beverage; this is not a concert, but rather a gathering of friends and neighbors looking to enjoy an evening of music and good company.

Admission is free to the public, although we encourage you to drop a few bucks in the tip jar to help pay the bills. For more information, just give us a call at 479-634-3791 or email us at info@ozarkfolkways.org.

Vegetarian India

Saturday, September 29, 4:00 pm-7:00 pm

$50 per person

Join Chef Anjana Mukhopadhyaya for an afternoon of delicious insights into vegetarian cooking in India. An integral part of Indian cuisine, vegetarian cooking varies from region to region, religion and race. Chef Anjana will demonstrate how to make a full course Indian vegetarian meal with such delicacies as Daal Vada with Green and Red Chutney, Jeera Pulao tempered with Cumin and Ghee, Daal Maharani with Slow Cooked Lentils with Onions, Ginger, Garlic and Chilies, Green Beans Poriyal with Aromatic Curry Leaves and Coconut, Aloo Cabbage with subtle spices and Tomatoes and Paneer Makhani with Cashew paste and Cream. We’ll end our culinary journey with sweet Sooji Halwa, semolina toasted in butter and garnished with nuts and saffron.

This three-hour journey to India includes cooking demonstration by Chef Anjana, insider tips into where to buy authentic Indian ingredients, recipe booklets and a tasting.

Seats are available for $50 per person. Limited to 20 participants, this class is bound to fill up quickly, so sign up soon! Click here to reserve your seat.

Autumn Mushrooms of Arkansas

Sunday, November 4, 10:00am – 6:30pm

$50 per person.

Master Mycologist Jay Justice will join us once again for a fun and informative fall fungi foray focusing on edible, poisonous and medicinal fall mushrooms native to Arkansas in general and Northwest Arkansas in Particular. After a morning power point presentation, we will break for lunch(brown bag or hop on over to Grandma’s Cafe) and then carpool down to the beautiful Winfrey Valley where we will forage. An afternoon identification and question and answer session will be followed by our one of our ever popular tastings.

Jay Justice is a retired epidemiologist who formerly worked at the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality. He is a cofounder and scientific advisor for the Arkansas Mycological Society (1982) and a scientific advisor to the Cumberland Mycological Society as well as a chief mycologist for the Missouri Mycological Society.

Cost $50 per person. Due to limited space this class is limited to the first 30 paid registrants, so CLICK HERE to sign up now!

All tickets must be purchased prior to the workshop and the number is limited. Ticket cost is non-refundable and is viewed as a donation to Ozark Folkways. (If you are unable to make the class, please let us know as soon as possible, so we can offer the open spot to others.)

Introducing: “OZFOLK Clay Makerspace”

clayOZFOLK Clay Makerspace, is a fully functional clay studio at Ozark Folkways. Our studio includes:

  • 3 electric wheels
  • large slab-roller
  • work area
  • community tools
  • slips & glazes
  • raku kiln
  • computerized kiln

We offer community studio space during business hours – and after hours by arrangement!

$30 per month (clay and firing for a nominal fee)

For more information call us at 479-634-3791 or email us at info@ozarkfolkways.org