Art in Autumn 2018
Saturday, September 15th
A juried art and crafts festival: 12 years on Main Street, Weaverville, NC
The 12th annual Art in Autumn Outdoor Arts and Crafts Festival takes place Saturday, September 15, 2018, 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. Lots are located at Weaverville Primary School (https://goo.gl/maps/8qBhcFfcZm32), First Presbyterian Church (https://goo.gl/maps/3HTSdiekc7N2), and West Funeral Home (https://goo.gl/maps/diRt6CzSNm12); handicapped parking is available at Weaverville United Methodist Church (https://goo.gl/maps/sd5rN6wiDVF2).
Michael Manes: Gallery Director, Blue Spiral 1
Michael is the Director of Blue Spiral 1 in Downtown Asheville. He is also heavily involved in the Asheville arts community; serving as Vice-Chair for the Asheville Area Arts Council, helping facilitate the Downtown Asheville Art District, and partnering with American Craft Week, The Center for Craft, and many other arts and community non-profits located in Asheville. He believes fine art and craft enrich our homes, our wardrobes, our offices, and most importantly our public spaces.
Michael is a graduate of Leadership Asheville, holds a BFA in Painting and Art History from the Columbus College of Art and Design, and currently lives in Candler, North Carolina with his wife Hanna and their two pups, Ella and Mabel.
We are so pleased to have Michael join us for our 12th Annual Art in Autumn!