At the Green Energy Park, we turn trash into treasure, garbage into gas, and problems into
The GEP uses renewable energy resources as fuel for glassblowing studios, blacksmith forges, and pottery kilns. By doing so, we're able to offer artists and crafts people a chance to create jobs for themselves, which in turn brings more visitors to the area, helping everyone in our community. More about us
Interested in Taking a Class?
Each of our instructors are extremely skilled and are experienced at working with students of different proficiency levels, from first-timers to advanced students.
Are you a Jackson County resident? If so, tell us at registration and receive a 10% discount on your class.
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This is an awesome place and it was a class that brought us out here. We will definitely be returning. Thank you!
Jackie Methven, NC
The instructor was great and explained all the steps carefully. His enthusiasm was wonderful. Thank you!
A great use of natural available energy and fun at the same time
Gerry Murdock, NC
Thank you for all you do to help me in continuing to follow my dreams!
Can't wait to come back!
Cindy Lewis, NC
I love the classes you offer! The Green Energy Park is Awesome!
The park is a needed endeavor and the class exposes the public to the 'green' concept
The GEP is a great asset to Jackson County
Mary Gwen Kistler, NC
I love what you guys are doing here and it's wonderful that you offer classes to the community as well.
Wish I had come here before now!
Robert Edwards, NC
Youth arts festival
Family Fun September 17
Our annual Youth Arts Festival will be Saturday, September 17 from 9 am - 3 pm. Come watch demonstrations of glassblowing, blacksmithing, pottery, printing, gem cutting, torchworking and raku kiln firing. We'll have live entertainment, good food and fun!
All the artists at the festival will be involved with helping children create their own works of art.
The festival needs volunteers to set up booths and work with the kids, or to provide music for the event. Contact the GEP if you are interested in being part of this fun familly event! Learn more
AT THE GALLERY
Artisans' Work on Display
Our beautiful gallery hosts exceptional works by our artists, all of which use renewable energy in their creation. Each piece is selected for its beauty and quality, and best represents the skills of each artist.
You'll find glass and metal ornamental jewelry, vases and platters, sculpture, fireplace tools, butter knives, glass ornaments, pumpkins, paperweights and more.
Gallery hours are Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays, 11 am - 4 pm; and other times by appointment.