OUR FIRST EVER MINI FAIR
The Southern Highland Craft Guild will host its first-ever Mini Pop-up Fair in the lower level parking lot of the Folk Art Center Saturday, May 8th.
From 10am-4pm twenty booths will fill the parking lot featuring a variety of media crafted by members of the Guild. Disciplines represented include bladesmithing, glassblowing, wheel-thrown and hand-built ceramics, woodturning, metalsmithing, leatherwork, and furniture making.
In an attempt to provide a marketplace for artists recovering from a year of shop closures and cancelled fairs, the Fair Committee prompted the idea of the Mini Fair. Ruthie Cohen, the Board of Trustees Fair Representative states “Guild members will have an opportunity to share their creative efforts with the public outdoors in a carefully spaced layout. A limited number of tents will be sprouting up where cars normally park on the lower parking area. These two mini Fairs will hopefully prove to be a win-win situation. The public gets to see beautiful craft work in a fun, casual setting while the Guild members have an opportunity to find new homes for their pieces.”
Visitors are invited to shop for fine American Craft from 10am-4pm during the Mini Fair. Admission to this outdoor event and the Folk Art Center is free. The Folk Art Center is located at Milepost 382 on the Blue Ridge Parkway in east Asheville. Headquarters to the Southern Highland Craft Guild, the Center also houses three galleries, a library, a craft shop and a Blue Ridge Parkway information desk and bookstore.