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      Make It! Don't Buy It! Skill Share in Swannanoa

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      November 23, 2019

      Saturday   9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

      701 Warren Wilson Road
      Swannanoa, North Carolina 28778

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      Make It! Don't Buy It! Skill Share

      Four years ago, a group of activists, farmers and makers started an event at Living Web Farms that sought to displace the consumer-centered hype of the holidays, and bring people together to create, share, and invent in the spirit of the season. The first skillshare was held I a school that normally holds less than 20 people, and in that space, a community of makers and students sparked a movement that has since surpassed its humble beginnings. Now, in it’s 4th year, the Make It! Don’t Buy It! creators are taking the skillshare event to Warren Wilson College, to increase the capacity for sharing and the accessibility for the community. We are so excited to have been witness to the energy this event has nourished, and to bring you a robust and joyful expansion on November 23, 2019.

      This event celebrates the handmade over the store-bought, and lifts up local makers and artisans in our community, while bolstering the sharing economy. Enjoy a day of music, refreshments, and handmade gifts, and take the opportunity to make something for a loved one, guided by one of our featured artists in a specially designed skillshare session. Our theme will be seasonal, and gifts will be inspiring for the winter holidays and beyond. Examples include printmaking, felting, paper making, metalsmithing, and plant-based crafts.

      Skill shares are designed to empower and include, and will create a joyful and hands-on space for community to thrive. Attendance is encouraged for adults and children alike, and the event will feature related, fun activities for kids while adults interact with seasoned artists and makers in intimate hands-on workshop settings. Additionally, each artist will have an array of handmade and curated items for sale in our pop-up vendor gallery.

      The Make It! Don’t Buy It! Skillshare is sponsored and created by Living Web Farms. As a leader in resiliency, Living Web Farms is committed to the Make It! Don’t Buy It! workshop series as a promotion of an alternative to consumer culture.

      Cost: Payment required - General Admission: $10 Classes/Workshops Priced Accordingly. For pricing, visit our website.

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