The 61st Annual Craft Fair of the Southern Highland Craft Guild takes place this Thursday through Sunday, July 17-20, at the Civic Center in Asheville, North Carolina. (The second half of this bi-annual event is October 16-19.) Over six decades, the Craft Fair has grown from a marketplace into a true embodiment of the mission of the Southern Highland Craft Guild, bringing together the crafts and craftspeople of the Southern Highlands “for the shared benefit of education, conservation, and marketing.” The Guild is one of the strongest craft organizations in the country.
This juried event features over 200 artists engaged in a wide variety of skilled craftsmanship, from ceramics and glass to fiber, leather, paper, wood, and jewelry. Only about ten percent of the applicants in each jury group are accepted, so you know you’ll be seeing the very best this region has to offer. Entertainment by local musicians, demonstrations, and hands-on projects will engage attendees of all ages.
Closer to home, here at the store we are hosting two unique artists for exclusive signing events this weekend – Mark Roberts on Friday (4 to 7 p.m.) and Dean Griff on Saturday (1 to 4 p.m.). Come and meet these two artists ~ and take advantage of this special opportunity to add a signed work of art to your home collection ~ a Santa, an Elf or a woodland creature to brighten your home at the holidays or all year round!
~Janet @ The Christmas Place