August 1, 2014

NC Art Walks and Craft Festivals this Weekend

Date:      July 27 - August 3, 2014
Event:    The 30th Annual Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show   This popular event
features 60 dealers from all over the world with gem stones, mineral specimens, fossils, jewelry, beads and lots more. If it is made of stone, you should be able to find it here. There will be a BBQ (great food!) on Saturday, a fundraiser for the  the Parkway Fire and Rescue and new equipment. Come help out the fire department. Open 10 AM to 6 PM daily at 12966 South Hwy 226 in Spruce Pine, NC. Admission and parking are FREE. 

Date:        July 31 - August 3, 2014
Event:     8th Annual Art & Antiques Show  at The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum   This sale and show offers heirloom-quality antique silver, furniture, pottery, jewelry, clocks, crystal and more. Vendors from across the East Coast bring a variety of items.  Preview Party 7/31 from 6:30 PM - 8 PM, $40 per person (including wine and hors d'oeurves). Tickets are $10 and good for the entire show.  

Date:        August 1, 2014
Wilkesboro Open Air Market   Historic Downtown Wilkesboro's popular Open Air Market events series continues starting in April and concluding in August.  Events will feature downtown merchants, food vendors, local wineries, musicians, regional farms and produce, arts and crafts, demonstrators, as well as non-profit and civic organizations. Each Third Friday Open Air Market will be themed with live music, children's activities, contests, and more. The Regular Friday markets will happen every Friday and will feature the freshest produce and handmade crafts of the surrounding area

Date:        August 1, 2014
   Asheville Downtown Gallery Association Art Walk   Enjoy the fine art and craft of the Asheville Downtown Gallery Association and see on  of the reasons Asheville has been voted #1 small city in the country by the readers of American Style Magazine 2 years running. 25 downtown venues participate with a complete  Downtown Gallery Guide and a map available at any participating downtown gallery, the Chamber of Commerce, or Pack Place.

Date:        August 1. 2014
Event:     Art After Dark   Gallery Stroll  Downtown galleries and studios remain open until 9 PM.  The evening features special openings, demonstrations, artist receptions, and music. Festive Art After Dark flags denote participating galleries, such as Haywood County Arts Council’s Gallery 86, Earthworks, Cedar Hill Studio, Jeweler’s Workbench, Twigs and Leaves Gallery, TPennington Art Gallery, Main Street Artist’s Co-op, Grace Cathey Sculpture Garden and Gallery, and the Village Framer 

Date:        August 1 - 2, 2014
   Mount Mitchell Craft Fair   Hundreds of vendors and thousands of visitors will participate in the 56th Annual Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair. The event takes place on the Town Square and surrounding streets. Handcrafters from all over the United States come to sell their wares including baskets, candles, kettle corn, pottery, stained glass, and so much more. The event is free to the public with entertainment throughout the day.

Date:        August 1 - 3
Event:     Annual Asheville Antiques Show and Sale
Reputable dealers from several states will offer for sale a wide variety of antiques that will appeal to everyone from the beginning collector to the well seasoned investor. The dealers were selected for this show based on their knowledge, professionalism and overall integrity. Find antique furniture in styles ranging from American country to English formal, hand painted porcelains, art glass, cut glass and pottery. Idecker Books will have an amazing display of very fine and rare old books. There will be antique prints as well as beautiful old oil paintings and a huge display of oriental rugs. Exquisite antique jewelry, estate jewelry and designer costume jewelry will be offered for sale along with silver holloware and flatware. Held at the US Cellular (Civic) Center in downtown Asheville. 

Date:       August 2, 2014
ArtsMart   Locally created arts and crafts displayed inside the historic Old Fort Depot. Stop by to chat with the creators of these one-of-a-kind items while you shop for yourself, family or friends. Something for everyone including baskets, paintings, woodwork, wreaths, candles and live demonstrations. Sponsored by Arrowhead Artists and Artisans League. 

Date:        August 2, 2014NC City:  BEECH MOUNTAINEvent:     32st Annual Crafts on the Green   Approximately 85 vendors from all over the mountains will have their crafts and art work available for purchase. This annual event is located at a cool 5056 foot elevation. Food venders will also be available. 

Date:         August 2 - 3, 2014
   Annual Village Art and Craft Fair   Held on the grounds of All Souls Cathedral in Biltmore Village this year's Fair, the 41st,  will include 118 exhibitors.  Enjoy high quality art and crafts including ceramics, furniture, glass, jewelry and more. Hours are Saturday 10 AM - 7 PM and Sunday 12 PM - 5 PM. 


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