2020 is an exciting time to be a pen turner!
- Are you new to pen turning?
- Are you an experienced pen turner?
- Do you need some turning supplies?
If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions then 2020 is your year!
For those of you that have never been to a pen turning event and you’re unsure about whether or not it’s worth attending, let me assure you, it is! If you’re part of any of the Facebook groups then it’s a great place to meet those helpful folks in person. It’s a great place to take one-on-one classes from experts. It’s a great place to buy amazing blanks, dyes, resins, molds, etc.
The list below is all the events that I know about. If there are others you feel should be listed here please email me and I’ll add to the list.
SoCal Pen Turners Gathering
29 February — 1 March
The first annual Southern California Pen Turner’s Gathering will be held February 29-March 1, 2020 in Glendale, California at the beautiful Envizion Entertainment Warehouse! The event will include a vendor marketplace with some of your favorite kit, blank, and tool vendors as well as live demonstrations, 1-on-1 classes, raffles, door prizes, and more!
M.A.D. Pen Turners Gathering
14 — 15 March
Come Join in the fun as we bring pen turning to West Monroe, LA
Midwest Penturners Gathering
24 — 25 April
The Largest and Longest Running Pen Makers Symposium. Nationally Known Demonstrators.
Nationally Known Vendors.
South East Pen Turners Gathering
May 30 — 31
The South East Pen Gathering will take place in Augusta, GA at the Double Tree Inn & Suites. See the website for more details and registration.
August 28 — 30
I can’t find current information about this year’s SWAT but I suspect they’ll update the website as it nears.
Mid Ohio Valley Pen Turners Gathering
September 12 — 13
A full weekend of outstanding presentations and demonstrations from pen makers, as well as one-on-one classes with experts.
Mid Atlantic Pen Turners Gathering
October 24 — 25
Mid Atlantic Penturners Gathering will meet at the National Convention Center. Landsdowne, VA. See the website for more details and registration. #mapg2020