Brandy Bourne and Justin Rabuck have seen indie crafts evolve firsthand. Nine years ago, they founded The Big Crafty, a biannual art and craft market. With eclectic products and a convivial atmosphere styled after Taiwanese bazaars, The Big Crafty proved to be an instant hit.
All are welcome to attend the free pop-up craft fair, which the Bywater hosts on its riverside lawn on Saturday, July 18, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Asheville Art in the Park, entering its seventh year, not only takes place in both summer and fall, but runs for three consecutive Saturdays in both June and October.
Looking to deck the halls, sing a carol, give a gift, take a stroll, see a play, make a craft or pass a wish list on to a man in a red suit? Here’s where to do all of those things. For more ideas, visit the Community Calendar and mountainx.com. • The Asheville Holiday Parade rolls […]
American Craft Week is, as the name suggests, a national celebration. But in Western North Carolina, where craft heritage is knit into our history and culture, Craft Week — Friday, Oct. 3-Sunday, Oct. 12 — seems especially apropos.
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.
There are few things more dreadful than the mall on Black Friday. Ditch the shopping cart and give your friends and family something truly unique from one of our local holiday craft fairs.
Lori Theriault of The Village Potters demonstrated throwing a pot and discussed how she left her office job to pursue a career in crafts. Theriault did demonstrations at the Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands all weekend.
Amelia Hamilton, the creator of “mugmonsters,” with some of her creations at the Vance Elementary School’s annual holiday craft sale. The sale benefits the school’s parent-teacher organization.
What happens when you mix hundreds of indie crafters, live local music, sweet treats and beer? The craft event that Xpress readers have voted their favorite for two years in a row, that’s what.
Photographer Zen Sutherland adds to our Big Crafty memories.