WHAT: Neptune Art Festival
WHERE: Between 26th and 30th Streets, Virginia Beach, VA
WHEN: September 27-28, 2019, 12am - 6pm
The Neptune Festival Art & Craft Show has been recognized by Sunshine Artist Magazine as #3 of the Top 200 Fine Art & Design Shows in the country in 2018! The show features over 250 artisans displaying handmade work from paintings and sculptures, to photography and glass-work. Mosey your way through the tents and displays and find a piece of the show to bring home with you!
FOLK SCHOOL FALL FESTIVAL 2019
Golden fall sunlight and brightly colored leaves provide a scenic backdrop for the John C. Campbell Folk School's Fall Festival. This treasured annual celebration of Appalachian culture, held on the Folk School's Brasstown, North Carolina campus, heralds its 45th anniversary in October.
The Folk School's enduring commitment to the arts is evident in two vibrant exhibitions showcasing the School's Visual Arts and Quilting and Surface Design Programs. Davidson Hall will house works by accomplished Painting, Drawing, and Mixed Media instructors. The Pitman Fiber Arts Building will feature a display of dozens of striking quilts made by the school's instructors.
Visit over 200 fine craft exhibitors tucked along the school's winding wooded paths. Watch more than 30 artisans demonstrate traditional and contemporary crafts. Fill your ears with bluegrass, gospel, folk, and Celtic music on both days. Tap your toes to clogging, Morris, Rapper Sword, and Garland dance performances throughout the weekend.
Children will enjoy the pony rides, petting the alpacas, and visiting the animals at the Humane Society's pet adoption booth. Face painting and arts and crafts activities will be offered by the Cherokee County Arts Council.
Hungry festivalgoers can satisfy their appetites with a tasty lunch, dessert, or snack. Vendors' concession proceeds benefit several non-profit and community organizations.
The Folk School's renowned Craft Shop, containing fine crafts from over 600 juried regional artists, will draw visitors throughout the weekend and be offering a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to the Craft Shop.
What: Kentuck Arts Festival,
Where: Kentuck Park, Northport AL
Kentuck has a rich 48-year history as a nationally known crossroads of creativity and community. Every year, over 10,000 travel from across the United States to become immersed in a Southern experience of prolific creativity rarely found at other festivals. Having roots in folk art, the two-day festival features 270+ artists, live music, spoken word, activities for children, folk and contemporary craft demonstrations, food trucks, and local craft brews.
Featured in numerous publications, Kentuck Festival of the Arts was most recently recognized by Alabama Department of Tourism as one of the top-ten events to attend in Alabama in 2018 and by Alabama Magazine as one of the “Best of Bama 2018.” Kentuck has also been featured in Smithsonian Magazine, Southern Living, American Style Magazine, and National Geographic Traveler. In 2018, the Festival was named 5th in the nation (based on artists' self-reported sales) in the category of Classic and Contemporary Craft Shows by Sunshine Artists Magazine.
Join me for my solo exhibition at the Halle Cultural Arts Center in Apex, NC.
Woodland Art Fair will be held on August 17th and 18th, 2019, inside the Woodland Park grounds (601 East High Street, Lexington, KY 40502). Over 200 artists, enjoy live music, Kentucky food, beer gardens, family art engagement activities all available with free admission. Woodland Art Fair has received several national, regional & local honors including being voted a Top 200 Fine Art & Design Show in the nation in 2007-2016 by Sunshine Artist Magazine, a Top 20 Event by The Southeast Tourism Society & a Top 10 Festival by The Kentucky Travel Industry Association.
Join me at the Eno River On July 4 and 6, 2019. The festival is open 10am-6pm on both Thursday July 4 and Saturday, July 6.
Over 80 bands on 5 stages featuring the best contemporary and traditional entertainment from established and emerging artists. Craft beers and cider at the North Coast Brewing Company beer garden. Local food trucks and vendors. Over 75 craft artists and fun and engaging hands on activities for the entire family.
The Festival for the Eno raises awareness and funds to protect and restore exceptional places that provide our region with clean water and healthy forests, wildlife and natural areas, and open space.
For more information about the Festival. Visit our www.enofest.org.
Celebrating 64 years!
Join us for Virginia Beach’s longest running annual oceanfront event and one of the best outdoor fine art shows on the eastern seaboard!
275 artists from all over the U.S. and beyond present an eclectic range of fine arts and crafts, 20th to 36th Streets on the Virginia Beach boardwalk.
The Boardwalk Art Show presented by PNC is produced by the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), a museum and arts organization that evolved from the art show itself. The show is nationally recognized from small beginnings in 1952 that to date attracts over 700 applications every year from artists around the country representing 13 fine art and contemporary craft mediums. 275 artists and 250,000 tourists and locals attend the show that spans nearly 15 blocks along the Atlantic Ocean at the Virginia Beach oceanfront from 20th to 36th Streets. This beautiful atmosphere is the perfect backdrop for public displays of art, fine food, live entertainment and a great vacation.
Proceeds from this event directly support MOCA and help fulfill the mission to provide thought-provoking,contemporary art exhibitions and children’s art education programs. MOCA provides exposure to the arts to over 100,000 children in Hampton Roads.
Saturday, May 19: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm | Sunday, May 20: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Artsplosure’s mission is to produce quality events that make the works of the most imaginative and celebrated artists accessible to the public – all in an effort to enrich our community and inspire greater love for the visual and performing arts.
Enjoy artwork by over 170 juried fine artists and craftspeople exhibiting original works of art in 10 different categories. All will be available for purchase, including painting, photography, pottery, jewelry, woodwork, and more. Artists’ booths will line Fayetteville Street amongst music, art installations, food trucks, and more – all highlighting superb performing and visual artists. Visit Kidsplosure in it’s new location on Market and Exchange plazas between Fayetteville and Wilmington Streets!
Garden Creatures of the Sun and Moon is a solo exhibition during the pollinators exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences Nature Gallery in Raleigh, NC. The opening reception takes place on Saturday, May 4 at 2pm.
Join us as we celebrate 25 years of Spring Daze in Fred G. Bond Metro Park, Cary's 310-acre urban park. Nestled under the shady canopy of Bond Park, Spring Daze features over 170 North Carolina artists, entertainment on four stages, delicious festival food, and Cary's annual Earth Day Celebration. Spring Daze features the best of North Carolina's diverse arts and crafts community!
Saturday, December 1st, 2018 • 10AM – 4:30PM
The Group Exhibition in the Nicholson Gallery will be up until Dec. 21
The Elf Market is The ArtsCenter’s annual holiday craft market which takes place on the first Saturday in December. Vendors from Carrboro, Chapel Hill, and the Triangle area gather to sell handmade goods such as clothing, body products, food items, fine art, children’s toys, ceramic pieces, and jewelry. The bar will be open, and there will be hands-on craft activities for children and their families. Elf Market is the place to shop local for your holiday gifts on Small Business Saturday this year! This event is family-friendly and free to attend.
Dates & Hours:Saturday, October 20, 2018, 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, October 21, 2018, noon to 5 pm
Media:Fine art, including painting, photography, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, and more
Attendance:15,000 — 20,000
Admission Fee:FREE and open to the public
Events:Live entertainment and kids' activities throughout the day
Artists' reception: Saturday at 5 pm
Wide Open Bluegrass Art Market 2018
The WOB Art Market is an intimate juried showcase, produced by Artsplosure, designed to recognize North Carolina’s talented and enthusiastic arts community, in addition to featuring unique artisans from across the United States.
PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass 2018
Friday & Saturday, September 28-29