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HOURS: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm & Saturday 11-4. CLOSED SUNDAYS.
HOLIDAY CLOSURES: Thanksgiving, December 23-December 28, New Years Eve & New Years Day
NOTE on Restorations: Repair orders are currently 3 months out for most types of weaving, especially laced caning and rush seats.
WELCOME to Silver River Center for Chair Caning
We are located at CURVE Studios & Garden in the River Arts District of Asheville, NC. Free parking on-site.
The nation’s only chair caning school & museum is operated by Brandy Clements & Dave Klingler, two chair nerds on a mission to revive a “dying art.” Silver River Chairs is a must see on your trip to Asheville, or for locals exploring the art scene. Its an experiential education opportunity for all ages. All restorations, class fees, and t-shirt sales help keep the chair caning museum free for the education of the masses.
At SRCCC VISITORS CAN:
- See daily demonstrations on an incredible variety of chairs with woven seats.
- Take a self-guided tour of our museum.
Learn about the material, history, and process of 8 styles of chair caning.
A permanent collection of historical chairs is on display as well as a rotating exhibits.
- Take classes from beginner levels to advanced tutorials.
- Hang out in the reference library and lounge and read about the ancient and global tradition of chair caning.
- Bring your family heirloom in for restoration by our seat weaving experts.
- Donate your chair for student practice at reduced cost of repair.
- Purchase restored chairs in our chair shop.
- Get advice on your chairs.
- Quickly become total chair nerds.
For detailed directions and map, see our Contact & Location page.