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Connect + Create: Craft Broom Making

Join Artspace for a hands-on workshop on the traditional craft of broom making.

Learn to create two beautiful and functional Appalachian brooms: the turkey wing whisk broom and the tiny loop broom. The turkey wing broom is a stunning example of Appalachian folk art. Its unique shape and intricate construction make it a conversation piece as well as a useful tool. The tiny loop broom is a smaller, more delicate broom that is perfect for dusting delicate items or sweeping up small messes. Both brooms are made with natural broomcorn, a type of sorghum grass that is known for its durability and flexibility. Learn the traditional techniques for binding and shaping the broomcorn to create a sturdy and attractive broom.

This workshop is suitable for all skill levels. You will leave with a deep appreciation for the traditional craft of broom making and two beautiful and functional brooms to enjoy for years to come.

This program is free to the public thanks to Dix Park Conservancy donors.

Instructor: Sarah Ann Austin

Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Location: The Chapel

Registration: While free to attend, space is limited. Registration is required. 

Registration opens 2 weeks in advance at 12:00 pm, limit 2 tickets per order. 



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Dix Park continues to strive to be accessible and welcoming for visitors, including those with disabilities. Currently, portions of Dix Park, including some areas where programs and events occur, have uneven surfaces and are not fully accessible. Accessibility is a primary focus for early park improvements and all future planning and development.

Parking: Accessible parking spaces are available in all lots.

Restrooms: Accessible port-a-johns are located at the Big Field and Flowers Field. Indoor accessible restrooms are available in the newly renovated Chapel.

Programs and events: Raleigh Parks Inclusion Services works with community members to support participation. To request a program modification based on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please complete and submit the Accommodation Request Form or contact Inclusion Services staff at 919-996-2147 or


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