Smart Bets: Arts & Crafts Conference and Antiques Show

Now in its 27th year, the annual Arts & Crafts Conference provides a long weekend’s worth of exhibitions, seminars, speakers and presentations. Learn about the pottery, rugs, artwork, jewelry and textiles created during the Arts and Crafts movement, which flourished between 1860 and 1910. Asheville is the Arts and Crafts capital of the South, according to conference director Bruce Johnson. Locals interested in the design style can pick up antiques and reproductions at the conference’s companion antiques show, held at the Omni Grove Park Inn on Friday, Feb. 21, 1-6 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 22, noon-6 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb. 23, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $10 for all three days. Photo courtesy of Bruce Johnson

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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