August 17-21, 2022 Ridgecrest Conference Center Black Mountain, North Carolina
Note: Schedules may change. Once registered, you will receive specific details closer to the event.
Upon Arrival at Ridgecrest:
1) Room Check-In & Meal Ticket pick-up When you arrive, you will pick up your room key and receive your meal ticket (if you purchased one) in the Pritchell building. Ridgecrest will handle all of your rooming and meal needs. Ridgecrest has staff on-site until late in the evening. If you are going to arrive late, that is okay, just let Ridgecrest know ahead of time.
2) Conference Registration You will pick up your conference registration packet and conference schedule in Lambdin. Registration Pick-up Times:
4) Conference Art Gallery A wonderful part of Gathering is our pop-up art gallery held during the conference. Participants are asked to bring 1 piece of their current artwork (ready to display/hang) to the conference. Make plans now to share one of your special pieces! This is optional. You will drop your piece of art off at Pritchell 1. Gallery hours will be shared upon arrival. Please do not bring your work to check-in.
Top Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I change a workshop?Unfortunately, we are not able to change any workshop selections. Please do not ask, thank you for your understanding.
What airport should I fly into? We recommend Asheville (AVL), Charlotte (CLT) or Greenville, SC (GSP) as our closest airports.
How do I get from the airport to the conference center? Transportation to and from the airport is the responsibility of the participant and are not arranged by Gathering of Artisans. Many artists end up sharing a ride. Below are links to help you plan your travel.
How can I connect with other participants to carpool or rideshare?After you have registered, you will receive an invitation to join our private GOA 2022 community. You will be able to connect with other registrants to plan travel and roommates, if desired.
What meals are included in my meal ticket?Does Ridgecrest accommodate dietary requests? Your meal ticket includes Thursday breakfast-Sunday breakfast. You will need to contact Ridgecrest to confirm the purchase of a meal ticket after you have registered for the conference. (828) 669-8022. Wednesday dinner is on your own. Many conference participants will meet up and go out to dinner together. Ridgecrest does accommodate special dietary requests. Please contact Ridgecrest ahead of time to make meal accommodations known.
Is Ridgecrest handicap accessible? Yes, contact Ridgecrest for specific needs. Please note: Ridgecrest in located in the mountains of Western North Carolina and consist of mountainous terrain.
Can I get a refund? Gathering of Artisans conference registrations are non-refundable (no exceptions). Conference registrations cannot be transferred to another event, however, they can be sold or transferred to another participant by July 15, 2022 All conference registrations sold or transferred to another person must be handled through our registration system. There will be a $25 fee to transfer a registration to another participant. Please note: If you purchase a conference registration from another participant, you will not be able to change the workshops selections. All conference registrations are sold AS IS. In the event we are forced to cancel Gathering of Artisans for any reason, your conference registration will be refunded via a check (this does not include any meals, lodging and/or travel arrangement that you made in order to attend the conference).
Who do I contact if I have a question about Gathering? Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll do our best to respond within 24 hours or check out www.gatheringofartisans.com. (NOTE: Please do not post questions about the conference via social media sites as we may not see them and we want to serve you in the best way possible.)