A juried art and crafts festival
The ninth annual Art in Autumn Outdoor Arts and Crafts Festival takes place Saturday, September 19, 2015, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Main Street in downtown Weaverville, North Carolina, located in Buncombe county 7 miles from downtown Asheville.
The festival features 114 juried artists and craftspeople, as well as food and live music. Artists will be juried by our esteemed judge to receive awards of $1000 for best of show, $500 for second place, and $300 for third, as well as 4 $50 honorable mentions.
Weaverville has established itself as a culturally rich destination point, with its’ now well-established street festival each September. It has earned a reputation for its’ quaint atmosphere, artistic spirit, and distinctive shops and restaurants. The annual Art in Autumn festival brings a jovial celebration of community and fine art and craft to the Main Street of this lovely small town. All are welcome. Admission and parking are free.
This Year’s Judge:
Tricia Lindsay, manager and buyer for Gallery of the Mountains, located inside the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC, has been the driving force behind the gallery’s continued success since 1992. Under her skilled leadership, Gallery of the Mountains remains one of Asheville’s oldest and most respected craft stores featuring local and regional artists.
A ceramics major from UNC-Asheville, Tricia’s love of clay and all things handmade gives her an experienced and practiced eye for recognizing quality and excellence. In a former life she was a pharmaceutical representative for a major drug company, during which time she gained important sales skills. Tricia knows that the art of selling is the key to keeping the gallery and the artists prosperous. “You have to connect the right person to the right item, then you must educate the potential buyer as to the item’s merit, as well as how it was made and who the artist is.” Tricia’s art background, her local roots, and her ability to communicate with customers from around the globe have helped to make Gallery of the Mountains a thriving and noteworthy shopping experience for locals and visitors alike.