Tryon Arts & Crafts School

Mask by Sam Olivera

Tryon Arts & Crafts School

What I’m Working On: 

Tryon Arts and Crafts School, Tryon, North Carolina, has implemented Masks 4 Masses an ongoing competition, donation drive, and free online learning program for homemade mask making. The school is coordinating between mask-makers and the regional community, acting as a receiving and distribution center for masks. All masks are given out by request to area businesses and individuals in need. 

For mask-makers who are in it to win it, grand prizes will be awarded later in 2020 in the categories of “Most Masks Made” and “Best Crafted Mask.” Grand prize winners will receive gift baskets featuring bear trophies by wood carver Bernard Edwards. 

Masks 4 Masses is picking up steam with over 400 masks and face shields donated in three weeks. TACS soon will publish a map tracking the journey of masks to their destinations, mask-maker statistics, prize winning mask photos, and other news through press, the school’s web site, and social media. You will be able to keep track by searching for the following social media tags: #masks4masses, #m4m, and #1millionmasks.

To request masks, donate masks, learn how to make masks, or offer materials, visit or contact, 828-859-8323.

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