Craft Market

Our Craft Market boasts one of the largest collections of  homemade goods.  It is a perfect place to shop for gifts and souvenirs.  Dozens of crafters provide collections from jewelry to pottery, photography to woodwork.


Sun - Fri: 10 am - 4 pm

Sat: 10 am - 5 pm


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Festivals & Special Events

The Sawmill Center is home to a number of festivals and special events including the outdoor Herb & Fiber Festival and Cook Forest Chainsaw Carvers' Round-up.  These events celebrate traditional art forms in a festive setting, complete with food vendors and live entertainment.

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The Sawmill Theater offers live stage productions every weekend during the summer months.  Local community theater groups perform a variety of plays and musicals, ranging from comedies to mysteries.

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The Sawmill Center has two classrooms, designated for instruction in the arts.  Classes range from one day to week-long courses.  Some art forms we offer are oil painting, basket weaving, wood carving, watercolor, quilting, and much more.

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Cook Forest Sawmill Center for the Arts

The Sawmill Center is named for the historic building that we call home. In the 1970's Verna Leith had a vision to turn the mill into a facility for local artisans and craftspeople to display and sell their handcrafted masterpieces and also where people could learn and practice traditional arts. A few years later a theater in the round was constructed as a venue for community theater groups to perform.

Sawmill Center Sign