71st Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands

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The Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands returns to downtown Asheville’s U.S. Cellular Center this year for its 71st fair. The summer edition of the fair takes place July 20-22.

The fair will fill both the concourse and arena levels of the venue, where makers will exhibit a variety of craft ranging from contemporary to traditional in works of clay, wood, metal, glass, fiber, natural materials, paper, leather, mixed media, and jewelry. Nearly two hundred artists are scheduled to be at the show.

This year’s featured maker is woodworker Steve Noggle from Morganton, NC. A degree in forestry landed him in the Pacific Northwest as a timber cruiser. Shortly after, he discovered the art of crafting fine, wooden furniture. While engineering new designs, Steve began to turn wood on a lathe. In 2004, Steve juried into the Southern Highland Craft Guild as a master of woodturning. Today, each of his pieces is spun from a chunk of wet, green wood into a bowl or vessel with a satin finish that is pleasing to the eye. Celebrate his talent with us this year at the Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands!

A full list of the exhibitors is available online via PDF.

The demonstrators for July are as follows:

Cranberry Creek Baskets and Sculpture by Carla & Greg Filippelli
– Bill Lee, ceramics and wheel throwing
– Cindi Becker Lemkau, embroidery and applique
Asheville Quilt Guild
Judy Brater Art Pottery, coiling & handbuilt ceramics
Charlie Patricolo, cloth dolls
Fiber Works by Lorraine Cathey, needle felting
– Stan Jennings, treenware

Fair hours are 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on Friday and Saturday as well as 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Sunday. General admission is $8 per person; children under twelve may enter for free.

For more information about the fair, or to view a complete list of performers or artists on hand, you can visit southernhighlandguild.org.