Woodlanders Gathering

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How the Woodlanders Gathering Works

Choose your days, then fill them with as many workshops as you can fit into your schedule (be sure your choices don’t overlap times). Register online or call our office.


Day Fee (Thursday-Saturday): $115  includes your choice of workshops, lunch, snacks, beverages, and some evening activities.

Half Day Fee (Thursday-Sunday): $60 includes your choice of workshops, am/pm snacks, and beverages. Does NOT include lunch, which can be added on.

Material fees are additional and listed at the end of each workshop description. Friday and Saturday evening dinner picnics are also additional.

Friday 7:00pm: Woodlanders Games!

We’re bringing back this fun free offering. Join us on the Green (or Lind as a rain space). We’ll have trivia, a twiggy broom-making contest, and greased watermelon relay for the finale! The winning team win the Kingery Torch (and bragging rights!). Enjoy some suds & cheer on your team!

Saturday 7:00-9:00pm: Alley Stage Twilight Concert with Prairie Lights String Band

Join us at our beautiful outdoor Alley Stage for an evening of music with Prairie Lights String Band, an acoustic trio offering unique covers of bluegrass, folk, Americana, country, and blues music. Featuring Shake Rag Alley’s own Alyssa Zasada (cello, guitar, & vocals), Bruce Schmidt (guitar, mandolin, & vocals), and Paul Schumacher (banjo, guitar, mandolin, & vocals). Tickets $5. Purchase online or at the door.

Rustic Arts & Nature Crafts

July 11 - 14, 2024

It’s like summer camp for adults!

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced craftsperson, you are in for an incredibly fun and creative time with more than 35 nature-based workshops to choose from and more than 30 talented instructors to work with. Create rustic furniture, faux scrimshaw, pottery, or garden projects; try your hand at blacksmithing, woodcarving, nature printing, fabric dyeing, and more. Get in touch with your inner wood sprite with yoga nidra and inspired writing prompts. Start your days with morning coffee and treats on the Art Cafe patio, enjoy daily lunches on the Green, and browse the incredible Woodlanders Silent Auction featuring rustic arts, nature crafts, books, tools, and more donated by instructors and students and benefitting the Shake Rag Alley scholarship fund. Take time to relax, soak up the sunshine, enjoy the company of a great group of nature-loving folks, and discover the magic of Shake Rag Alley’s lush gardens, tall trees, historic buildings, and natural spring-fed stream.

Come for a day, two, three or the entire four days and have the time of your life! 

Please remember to:

Purchase a Woodlanders Day Fee for each day you plan to attend the Woodlanders Gathering

Day fees include: your choice of workshops, lunch, snacks, and evening activities. Thursday and Sunday registrants are welcome to attend evening events on Friday or Saturday.

If you are registering more than one person for workshops, please use the Additional Information box at checkout to identify who will be taking each workshop to help us prepare welcome materials and inform instructors.

Guest lunches for persons traveling with you who are not attending workshops are available for purchase below scheduled classes.

Day fees

Sunday, July 14

morning workshops

Participant Picnics & Guest Lunches

We’re celebrating 20 years of magic! For more information about how to support us, please contact development director Ashley Sheridan at asheridan@shakeragalley.org. Woodlanders Gathering is sponsored in part by: 

Campus Map: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts

Coach House
18 Shake Rag Street

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Art Café

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Ellery House

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Open Air Parking

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Lind Pavilion Parking

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Roadside Parking
allowed on Commerce Street

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Smejas’ Studio parking

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Smejas’ Studio
30 Doty Street

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Curbside Parking
as indicated

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Accessible Parking
with curb cut

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Accessible Parking
with curb cut

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Alley Stage

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Cabinet Shop

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French Cabin

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1830 Log Cabin

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Potter’s House

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Blacksmith Barn

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Federal Spring

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Monarch Garden

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Lind Pavilion
411 Commerce Street

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two blocks to

High Street & Commerce Street
Restaurants, Shops & Galleries

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To Grocery Store
Point Foods
622 Dodge Street

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Street Parking with Additional Parking behind Smejas’ Studio

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The Green
open air park

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Stair Steps
Cabinet Shop & Lind Pavilion

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Stair Steps
to Alley Stage

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Stone Bridge
Federal Spring

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The Sardeson
223 Commerce St.
The Sardeson is home to the
Sardeson Pottery Studio,
Roland’s Loft,
and Tuckpoint. 31 of 33

Weaving & Fiber Arts Studio

Cannery Row Arts Incubator
121 Water St.

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ADA accessible buildings: Lind Pavilion, Coach House (first floor), Smejas’ Studio