Ozark Folkways is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation, development, instruction, and celebration of regional arts and crafts.

Hours of Operation

Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm • Sunday: 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm (Closed Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday)

How to Reach Us

Address:  22733 N Highway 71, Winslow, Arkansas • Phone: 479-634-3791 • Email: info@ozarkfolkways.org
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How to Help

Donations are always welcome! Click here to donate to the mission of Ozark Folkways.

The Kitchen Apothecary

Saturday, September 21, 3:00pm

Presented by Jenny Dietzel

Herbs have long been added to food not only for their flavor, but for their benefits on the body.

Come learn how to turn your everyday kitchen spices and foods into great-tasting, health-supporting extracts and blends. We’ll also talk about harvesting and preserving herbs for maximum flavor and potency. There will be a demonstration and some free samples.

Click here to reserve your seat in this workshop!

Tickets are $15 per person and include materials and samples. The event will be limited to 15 participants. Tickets are non-refundable. (In the event that you are unable to use your ticket we will make every effort to resell your ticket and refund your money, but if we can’t find someone to purchase the seat, there will be no refund.)

Having trouble ordering or paying? Click here for a step-by-step guide.

For more information, contact us at info@ozarkfolkways.org

The Clay Collective Show and Sale

Saturday, October 5, 6pm-9pm

Join the artists of the The Clay Collective for a show and sale at Ozark Folkways. Members will be displaying their work in the sun porch of Ozark Folkways, with original, handmade pottery items available for purchase. The work appearing in this show will range from utilitarian to whimsical to sophisticated.

The Clay Collective is a spirited and diverse group of both professional and hobby potters, brought together by their love of all things clay. Based in Northwest Arkansas this social club thrives on being able to share their knowledge, techniques and to offer fun and functional wares at exhibits thought out the state.

The opening reception will take place on Saturday, October 5th, from 6pm-9pm, with snacks and drinks and an opportunity to meet the artists. Work will remain on display through November.

Ozark Folkways is open to the public from Thursday through Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm, and Sunday, Noon-4pm.

For more information, contact us at info@ozarkfolkways.org

Sunday Sounds: “Sycamore” and “The Buzz”

Sunday, October 20, beginning at 3 pm

Join us at Ozark Folkways for an afternoon of music by two local groups.

Sycamore

Sycamore is a Northwest Arkansas folk/rock trio that focuses on original music and somewhat out of the ordinary cover tunes. The members of this experienced trio have a history of more than fifteen years in NWA rock, blues, country and folk/rock through their involvement in local bands.

Sycamore is:

  • Bruce Allen, guitar, mandola & vocals
  • Guy Ames, banjo, ukulele, bodrhan & vocals
  • Jim Nicholson, bass, guitar & vocals

Environmental themes run through this music, primarily due to the songwriting of Guy Ames. Guy has been referred to in a recent book published by the University of Arkansas Press as a “Hipbilly”. As one of the Ozark back-to-the-landers of the 1970’s, he followed the dream of a “peace of land” and became a farmer. Bruce’s songs tend more to self-reflection and Jim has a whole treasure-trove of original tunes.

The Buzz

The Buzz is a group of artistic Winslow friends who get together Sunday afternoons to play music for fun, camaraderie and to explore and extend their creativity. These Sunday sessions began more than a decade ago, and over time it’s become an informal tradition of a sort; an opportunity to learn how to play musical instruments, sing out unabashedly and receive some restoration of the soul.

Charyel “Lynn” Adair, Cheryl Buell, Jim Nicholson, and Lee Christman form the core of The Buzz. The four have recently joined together with a bit more formality as an active “band”. Along with learning an eclectic collection of new cover material, they have been experimenting with writing their own songs as well. Grounded in folk and rock, their songs reflect universal themes ripe for our generation.

Winslow’s own Ozark Folkways has managed to coax them out of the studio for their very first public performance.

Admission is free, but a donation of $10 will support the musicians and the mission of Ozark Folkways to preserve, develop, instruct, and celebrate the arts, crafts, and music of our region.

For more information, contact us at info@ozarkfolkways.org

Whispering Willows

Saturday, November 9, 6:30pm

This powerful duo features Alaina’s pure and angelic vocals matched only with her impactful and approachable songwriting, wrapped together beautifully with Dylan’s virtuosity as mulit-instrumentalist and delivered through an old-time, one-microphone performance that will leave you with a long lasting and meaningful musical experience.

Admission is free, but a donation of $10 will support the musicians and the mission of Ozark Folkways to preserve, develop, instruct, and celebrate the arts, crafts, and music of our region.

For more information, contact us at info@ozarkfolkways.org

Community Playdate

Fourth Sunday of every month, 2-3pm

For infants and toddlers, aged 0 – 4 years

We’ll read a few books, swap stories (or clothes) and hang out!

This event is free and open to the public (but you’re welcome to stick a couple of bucks in the tip jar to help support the mission of Ozark Folkways to preserve, develop, instruct, and celebrate the arts, crafts, and music of our region.)

Music on the Meadow

Fourth Sunday of every month, 5-7pm

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.

Donate to Folkways!

Ozark Folkways is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, dedicated to the preservation, development, instruction, and celebration of regional arts and crafts.

As a non-profit organization, we rely on the generosity of our community to fulfill our mission. The majority of proceeds from our gallery sales, workshops, and performances go to support the artists and craftspeople in our region. Our workshops and events are coordinated by volunteers.

Your tax-deductible investment, even as little as $5, will go directly toward fulfilling our mission and overhead such as utilities, maintenance, and improving our facilities.

Any donations are welcome! Click the “Donate” button below to help.