Now in its 71st year, the Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands continues to promote and encourage contemporary and traditional craft. From Friday, July 20, to Sunday, July 22, works of clay, fiber, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, natural materials, paper and wood will fill the concourse and arena levels of U.S. Cellular Center, along with the artists behind the items. The featured maker for 2018 is Morganton-based woodworker Steve Noggle, who spins chunks of wet, green wood into bowls and vessels with a satin finish. Additional demonstrators include Cindi Becker Lemkau (embroidery and appliqué), Bill Lee (ceramics and wheel throwing) and Charlie Patricolo (cloth dolls). The craft fair is open 10 a.m-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. $8. Free for children younger than 12. southernhighlandguild.com. Image of “Purple Nutmeg” by mixed-media artist Sheree Sorrels, courtesy of the craft guild
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