Art plays a crucial role in preserving the culture and heritage of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. For many of the artists, however, an inner conflict exists over the meaning of their art to a broader, nonnative audience.
Stroll downtown Weaverville or visit artists studios around North Buncombe County Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 29 and 30.
The DIY aesthetic is not just a product of indie craft shows. Asheville residents, always in close proximity to mountain handicrafts, were primed for the Arts and Crafts movement more than a century ago. That trend toward quality and craftsmanship came about in response to the industrialization that gripped the end of the Victorian era. […]
Even in this lull between full-on summer and the pre-autumn of Labor Day, the craft scene hasn’t slowed down. A number of arts and crafts fairs line the calendar, along with a special quilt show and a fiber sale.