Gallery 164 Partners with Crepe & Custard for Monthly Artist Series

Gallery 164 is excited to announce a partnership with Crepe & Custard for a monthly Crepe & Craft Artists Series. This exciting event will be held on the second Thursday of each month from June through September, featuring talented artists from Gallery 164 who will exhibit their work and share insights into their creative processes. The series aims to provide locals and visitors with the unique opportunity to engage with diverse crafts and expand their artistic knowledge. All events will take place at Crepe & Custard and are free for Crepe & Custard customers.Each event is 6-7:30 PM.

Crepe & Custard is at 55 Memory Lane, Lake Junaluska, NC. The menu features a delightful array of breakfast items, sweet and savory crepes, soups, salads, and frozen custard. Crepe & Custard is owned and operated by the Fultz family—Drake, Jessie, and Frankie. Drake, a Western North Carolina native, has been in the restaurant industry since 2000. Along with managing multiple businesses, he co-founded the nonprofit Helping Haywood and runs a custom knife-making side business, D. Fultz & Co.

Crepe & Craft Schedule

June 13: Mike McKinney – A master woodworker, McKinney is a fourth-generation artisan whose work is distinguished by elegant forms and meticulous detail. His creations, from natural-edge bowls to intricately carved ornaments, showcase his deep connection to woodworking and natural materials.

July 11: Contemporary Ceramics—Jerry Jackson, co-owner of Gallery 164, will discuss contemporary ceramics and the makers featured there. The work, from functional to sculptural, reflects North Carolina’s rich pottery tradition.

August 8: Amanda Yoder – Yoder, a skilled woodworker, creates home furnishings that bridge the physical and spiritual realms. Her work reinterprets traditional American furniture motifs through a modern lens, using materials and techniques that honor the craftsmanship of the past. Bench by Yoder shown above.

September 12: Virginia Urani – Urani is a versatile painter who works in oil, acrylics, pen and ink, pencil, and watercolor. Inspired by the beauty of the Appalachian Mountains, especially its wildflowers, her art often supports conservation efforts for native plants and trees in the region.