Silver River Center for Chair Caning

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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.


  1. See daily demonstrations on an incredible variety of chairs with woven seats.
  2. 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.
  3. Take classes from beginner levels to advanced tutorials.
  4. Hang out in the reference library and lounge and read about the ancient and global tradition of chair caning.
  5. Bring your family heirloom in for restoration by our seat weaving experts.
  6. Donate your chair for student practice at reduced cost of repair.
  7. Purchase restored chairs for sale in our chair shop.
  8. Get advice on your chairs.
  9. Quickly become total chair nerds.

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Place Categories: Living, Learning & AdventurePlace Tags: Buy Go Local Card Here, Education, Go Local Card, Hands-on Learning, Museum, River Arts District and School

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14th Year

2018 marks the 14th year of the West Asheville printed map. Our thanks go out to all the local businesses that have supported this project over the years.