Every August, SWAT provides an opportunity for woodturners to get together in one place to meet old friends and to make new ones. Attendees can expand their knowledge of woodturning by watching world class demonstrators, and share experiences and ideas with fellow woodturners. There are seven rooms running demonstrations concurrently starting on Friday morning through Sunday noon. We have 63 total demonstrations by 24 artists that are offered during this 2 ½ day symposium. In addition to woodturning, there is the SWAT Family Programs area that offers fun classes and activities for the plus1 attending with the turner.
The vendor area provides an opportunity to see and purchase the latest tools and products, in addition, there is always a large selection of wood and accessories available for purchase. This area is open whether you are a paid attendee or just passing through.
The Instant Gallery allows attendees to view and purchase some of the best woodturning art from both local and world renown artists. This gallery is open for public viewing whether you are a paid attendee or just passing through.
Everyone who has attended SWAT tells other folks that it was like “a meeting of old friends.” Certainly, the effort to attend SWAT appears to be well worth it. Most people return year after year.
We hope to see you in Waco, Texas in August to experience if for yourself.