May 31, 2009

Hendersonville - Curb Market Old Timey Day

June 6 Curb Market Old Timey Day. The Henderson County Curb Market is the South's most unique Curb Market. This special event includes music, sausage & ham biscuits cooked on a old timey wood stove, antique displays and more.

All items sold at the market must be either handmade or locally grown Henderson County. 221 Church Street 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM 828)692-8012

Spring Festival - Murphy

June 6 - Spring Festival. Crafts, food, music and family fun, including a kid's corner. Antique car and tractor shows. Held rain or shine! Downtown Murphy (828)837-6821

Great Smoky Mountains National Park 75th event - Patchwork Fabric Festival

June 6 9-5PM. Cullowhee, Jackson County Recreation Center. Established to forever honor and preserve our local talents & provide a sales outlet showcasing our unique mountain heritage. The traditions of spinning, weaving, quilting, sewing and other hand stitchery has survived in the Appalachian culture through the generations, kept alive by the hands of those who value these skills passed down to them. Website: Email: Phone: 828-631-4587

May 29, 2009

Artists: Art in the Asheville Airport

The Asheville Regional Airport Authority is now accepting applications for Art in the Airport. Applications for the next exhibit must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 5, 2009. For complete instructions go to:

May 28, 2009

Gourd Festival- Cherokee

June 5-7 CHEROKEE Cherokee Gourd Festival This event is truly unique! Featuring classes and workshops on all facets of gourd manufacture and design. All this in a fun and lively festival atmosphere.
Cherokee Fair Grounds

May 27, 2009

Pastels for the Park- Bryson City

June 6-27 Bryson City, The Artists' House Too.
An exhibition of 40 pastel paintings by members of the Appalachian Pastel Society to celebrate the 75th birthday of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Opening reception June 6th 6-8 pm at The Artists' House Too, Bryson City.

A portion of the sales to benefit the Friends of the Smokies. 32 Everett Street Bryson City, NC

Sylva's Art After Dark on 1st Fridays

June 5 Downtown Sylva. An evening of arts, dining, music and good conversation. This event is held the first Friday of the months of May - December in downtown Sylva. Contact:
Call: (828) 631-3020

May 26, 2009

Gallery Crawl- West Jefferson

JUNE – OCT Downtown West Jefferson 5-8PM Gallery Crawl in downtown West Jefferson. Second Friday of each month. More than 15 art galleries and studios. Ashe County Arts Council: 336-846-2787

May 25, 2009

Artful Living Weekend Seminar

May 29 - 31. Asheville, Grove Park Inn. Join the North Carolina Arts Council and Handmade in America for an inspiring weekend of designers, artists, and other aesthetic experts in fascinating seminars.
$50/day pass for Saturday, weekend passes available.
Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa 290 Macon Ave Asheville, NC
Megan Williams 828-252-0121

May 24, 2009

Center City Art Walk

Jun 05 5-8 PM Asheville, Center City Art Walk. Galleries stay open Friday evenings four times a year to showcase new shows and artists. Walk to 30 galleries downtown.

Woodworking in Burnsville

June 5 - July 4 Burnsville, The Design Gallery 7 Souith Main Street.
This summer Brian Boggs will be curating a show at the Design Gallery in Burnsville, NC. This is an exhibit dedicated to showcasing the work of new woodworkers in the western NC area as well as new work by established makers. Furniture is the main focus
but other woodworking is welcome.
Contact Brian for more information visit

May 22, 2009

The Village Square Art & Craft Show- Highlands

May 23 Highlands, Pine Street Park.
Local artisans and includes fine art, pottery, baskets, folk art, turned wood, jewelry, furniture, children's apparel, metal craft and more. In addition, Patti Cakes the clown will do face painting.

May 21, 2009

Artist in Action- Brevard

May 23 Brevard. Artists from the Transylvania Art Guild will be painting live, outside at Silvermont. Come on out for a while and talk with the artists while they paint. They will have other artworks for viewing and sale. It sure to be a lot of fun for all. There is a rain date for this show on the 30th of May in S. Broad Park by the Library.

May 20, 2009

Heritage Fest Weekend- Bryson City

May 22-23
Riverfront Park, Bryson City
Music with an emphasis on old time gospel, local arts and crafts, food, games and fun.

May 19, 2009

Exhibit: Art About Animals- Brevard

May 22 5PM - 9PM Brevard, TC Arts Council.
Artist reception for TC Arts Council Exhibit, Art Unleashed featuring artwork about animals in many mediums.
349 S. Caldwell Street Brevard, NC.
Call 828-884-2787

May 18, 2009

Artist Spotlight: Austin Boleman

Austin Boleman studied stained glass at Columbia University and then clay became his true passion. Throw in a little fire and Austin is in his element!
View his website at
PHONE: (828) 686-1011

May 17, 2009

Asheville: Grovewood Gallery - Meet the Maker

May 23 11AM - 3PM Asheville, Grovewood Gallery.
Meet the Maker – Glass Artist Carl Powell at Grovewood Gallery
Grovewood studio artist, Carl Powell, will be in the gallery from 11am - 12pm and 2pm - 3pm to answer questions about his work and discuss his techniques and inspiration. Examples of Carl's glass sculptures and stained glass will be on display and available for sale. Commissions and custom pieces are welcome.

111 Grovewood Road 828-253-7651

May 15, 2009

Historic Craft Revival Showcase Event

May 22- 23 Asheville, Folk Art Center. Craft Revival Project. A region-wide free event held at the Folk Art Center, Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville. Featuring Jeff Biggers, Author of United States of Appalachia, Friday evening, May 22nd at 6:30 p.m. and a Interactive Workshop Saturday, May 23rd at 9 a.m. until 12 noon. Free Folk Art Center Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville

H. Douglas Pratt and John C. Sill's BIRDS: The Science of Illustration

May 21 - Nov 1 Asheville The NC Arboretum. H. Douglas Pratt and John C. Sill's BIRDS: The Science of Illustration. In conjunction with The North Carolina Arboretum's celebration as an official part of the NC Birding Trail, this exhibit explores how art and science work together in Pratt and Sill's artistic illustrations of birds. Free for members or with parking fee ($6 per personal vehicle) 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way Asheville, NC 828-665-2492

Old New and Blue

May 16 Maggie Valley Maggie Valley Festival Grounds. Music festival with vending space for local craft artists. We are looking for craft artists to come sell their works at the music festival. 828-926-3253.

Primavera! Spring Fest

May 16 11AM - 7PM Waynesville Haywood County Fairgrounds. Primavera! Spring Fest
Come out to the first annual Primavera! Spring Fest at the Haywood County Fairgrounds May 16, 2009 from 11am -7 pm. Take a class with a master gardener, try out yard equipment, listen to local music, and shop for local plants, food and crafts. If you are intested in being a vendor or performer please contact us.
$1 per car 828-301-9126

Honey Bee Arts & Crafts Festival

May 16 10AM - 5 PM Marion Historic Downtown Marion. Honey Bee Arts & Crafts Festival
McDowell Arts Council invites you to join them in celebrating the Honey Bee! We're fascinated by this little insect and enjoy the rewards of their work. This year, McDowell Arts Council Association brings attention to the Honey Bee by combining the time-honored tradition of beekeeping with a celebration of local artists and craftsmen. The festival will take place on Main Street in Historic Marion.

North Carolina Gold Festival

May 15-16 Marion, Tom Johnson's Rally Park. This annual event features gold exhibits, gold mining techniques and demonstrations, treasure and scavenger hunts, geo-caching, gold panning, numerous vendors including arts and crafts, raffles, Friday night “Gold Tales” and Saturday musical performance. Music, food and fun will happen at Tom Johnson's Rally Park, in Marion. For more information, visit or call 800-959-9033.

May 14, 2009

The 8th Annual Yadkin Valley Wine Festival

May 16 - Mount Airy. Come taste the wines of the Yadkin Valley! The Yadkin Valley Wine Festival ® is open to the public, including families with children (for your safety and the safety of others, please leave your pets at home). Craft vendor displays and music will take place adjacent to the wine tasting area. There will be a roving Bacchus and activities for the youngsters. Entertainment for the 2009 Festival will commence with music by the Natty Bo Duo from 11a.m. through 12:30p.m. Big Daddy Love will play from 1p.m. through 2:30p.m. Between music there will be a grape stomp for the kids in attendance and some other special events. Headliner band Legends of Beach (with Jackie Gore) will perform from 3:00 until 6:00p.m. Food and non-wine beverages will be available for purchase from selected vendors. For more info visit

6th Annual Saluda Arts & Music Festival

May 16 Saluda. The Town of Saluda celebrates the talent of more than 50 local artists and crafts people from Western North Carolina and the Upstate of South Carolina. (828) 749-2581

Wine and Cheese Reception

May 14, from 5-7PM Black Mountain Center for The Arts in celebration of The Black Mountain Community Endowment Fund 10th anniversary. All Black Mountain Chamber Members are invited!

May 6, 2009

Artist JC LANGE- A Unique Mother's Day Keepsake

I am a collage artist specializing in custom photo collages. My portraits are whimsical and unique. I work with photos of your kids, pets, family, and friends and create a unique keepsake with my imagination and whatever beautiful papers and collage items I have at the moment. Each is a one-of-a-kind, original piece of art.
Visit for more details.

May 5, 2009

BLOWING ROCK Art in the Park.

May 16 BLOWING ROCK Art in the Park. A juried arts & craft show featuring 100 artists. 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM American Legion Grounds

Montford Arts and Music Festival

May 16 ASHEVILLE 6th Annual Montford Arts and Music Festival. This street festival, including musical acts and a juried art show, highlight the artistic strength of one of Asheville’s oldest neighborhoods. Celebrating its sixth anniversary, this festival is free to the public, and sponsored by the Montford Neighborhood Association.

For more information, call or email Sharon Fahrer at 828-777-1014 or Ben Scales at 828-225-4840 for directions or more info.

May 3, 2009

Folk Art Center: Fiber Weekend

May 9 - 10th Asheville, Folk Art Center. Throughout Mother’s Day weekend the Folk Art Center will be bursting with color as craftspeople share their inspiration and expertise in a variety of fiber arts. This year, artists participating in the free event will focus on color with a wide variety of demonstrations in dyeing, weaving, spinning, knitting, broom making, crocheting, beadwork, printing and surface design. Not only will visitors learn about the process and technique, but they will also see how color inspires and influences the craft. Other themes the artists will explore on Fiber Day are recycling, repurposing and sustainability and how they influence design and object-making. Hands-on demonstrations will delight children and adults alike as they are encouraged to take part in the creative process. Some of the activities include weaving a bookmark, building collages, and surface design on fabric.

Black Mountain: Braidstream Mother's Day Performance

May 10 2:30 PM Black Mountain. A very special performance, on the grounds of the Black Mountain Inn on Mother's Day. Bring a picnic lunch, dessert provided by the Black Mountain Inn,and handcrafted wine offered by Lake James Cellar.
From Celtic to Native American and Baltic, from classical to the edge of jazz and beyond, Braidstream is an eclectic mix of musical styles, backgrounds and cultures coming together to create a whole greater than the sum of it’s parts. With flutes, hammered dulcimer, guitar, sitar, cello and vocals, these internationally recognized artists meld classical and modern forms into an exciting weave that defies categorization.

Don't miss this rare opportunity to Treat Mom to something Special!!!
Braidstream has been performing together professionally since 1985 and has been featured on HGTV at Christmas at the Biltmore Estate. For reservations, please call 828 669 6528.

Ticket Info: $20. Adv.Purchase $25 day of event/children $10.00 (under 10 no charge)

Montreat College: Lecture and Book Signing

May 11 7PM Gaither Chapel on the Montreat College campus, Black Mountain. Dr. Bill Forstchen, New York Times best-selling author and long-time Professor of History at Montreat College, will give a lecture and host a book signing for his latest bestseller, One Second After. Admission is free, the event is open to the community, and copies of One Second After will be available for purchase after the lecture. One Second After is set in Montreat, NC and the Swannanoa Valley and chronicles the plight of United States citizens after a powerful weapon known as an Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) is detonated in the atmosphere, destroying or disabling electronic equipment across the nation. One Second After has climbed to #11 on the New York Times bestseller list since its release in mid-March 2009.

For more information about this event, contact Sandi Chamberlain at Montreat College by email,, or by dialing 828.669.8012, ext. 3621.

Montreat College is a Christ-centered liberal arts institution with its main campus for four-year traditional students in Montreat. The accelerated School of Professional and Adult Studies program has campuses in Asheville, Charlotte, and Black Mountain, with courses being taught in Cherokee, Murphy and other NC locations.

Asheville Entertainment: Benji Hughes w/Wayne Robbins & the Hellsayers

May 9 doors open 8PM Asheville, Grey Eagle. Hailing from Charlotte, North Carolina, Benji Hughes spends much of his time masterminding his blend of inventive rock and ballads. At times earnest, at others whimsical, Benji is equally adept at keyboards and guitar. He loves beer but he loves women even more. Underneath his thick mane of strawberry blond hair and beard is a versatile singer/songwriter, full of heart. His music collection -- spanning everything from The Crystals, Merle Haggard, and Kinky Friedman to Talking Heads, The Cars, and Slayer --is as wild as his gracious exterior. For more info or tickets: 185 Clingman Ave, Asheville 828-232-5800

May 2, 2009

Featured Artist John Brady

May Featured Artist, New River Arts and Crafts, Sparta. John Brady is a man steeped in history. A woodworking artisan for 30 years, the extraordinary pieces he creates will certainly outlive him, passed on for generations as beloved family heirlooms. His woodworking is truly "organic." John began crafting full-time after his retirement to satisfy the needs and dreams of friends and family, and the business grew naturally from those beginnings. John is devoted to woodworking and enjoys every step of transforming a a rough piece into a finished work of art. Much of the wood John uses is 75-150 years old, "recycled" from demolished barns and buldings. John prefers the superior tones of aged woods and his distinctive craftsmanship ensures that no two pieces he creates are never alike.