Summertime Art and Crafts Show Set
The 19th annual Mountain Artisans Summertime Art and Crafts Show is Saturday, July 5, and Sunday, July 6, in the Ramsey Center arena on the campus of Western Carolina University.
The show is home to some of the most respected and unique artisans in the western mountains.
This year's event features more than 110 exhibitors showcasing their contemporary and heritage arts and crafts.
An array of items will be displayed for sale, including: fine art, woodworking, pottery, weaving and gourd art. Heritage crafts such as Shaker brooms, bark buckets and pinecone birds will also be available, along with heirloom quilting, sewing and weaving.
Glass artists will display window panels, chimes and suncatchers, while master jewelers and bead designers will delight attendees with a selection of accessories.
Among the featured artists is Murphy's Charlie Patricolo, one of the premier doll makers in the North Carolina mountains. She has made dolls for more than 40 years, including full time the past 11 years.
WCU's Liston B. Ramsey Center has served as the show's home since 2006.
It provides 18,000 square feet of spacious aisles, along with surround lighting and air-conditioned comfort.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Admission is $3 for adults; children are admitted free. Free parking is also available.
The show is produced by Macon County artist Doris Hunter of Mountain Artisans Show Promotions. For show information, call Hunter at (828) 524-3405 or visit www.mountainartisans.net.
For lodging options or visitor information, call the Jackson County Tourism Authority at (800) 962-1911 or visit www.mountainlovers.com.
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