American Craft Week WNC – Celebrating Our Mountain Crafts Oct 4 – 13, 2013!
Things to Do in Asheville at American Craft Week 2013
Once again this fall, Mountain Made is proud to participate in the annual American Craft Week event.
But this year, instead of presenting just those artists in a specific craft category – we will be showcasing a wide variety of different art forms – everything from origami (Japanese style paper-folding), to pottery to ceramics, wire sculptures to scratch boards.
So What is American Craft Week?
This 10-day long event (October 4 – 13th) is a unique opportunity to showcase and celebrate the wonders of American craft and the artisans who create it.
“Every day thousands of American artists share their vision and talent by producing amazing hand-made decorative and functional objects. And every day thousands of craft retailers share their love of these items by displaying, promoting and selling them.” says, CRAFT (Craft Retailers & Artists for Tomorrow).
This is a true American-made “creative economy” that has survived and grown despite over 230 years of changing cultures, natural disasters, wars and major financial downturns.
While other industries have long had ways to promote their professionals and products, the American craft industry has been lacking a central event to focus public attention on these wonderful artists.
And we here at Mountain Made are happy to help bring our artists to your attention…
Live Artist Demos for American Craft Week at Mountain Made:
October 4 (Downtown Art Walk), Origami Paper Art by Julie Barr, 5-8pm
October 5, Bare Wood Naturals, serving boards by Kim and Laura DeWeese, 11am-4pm
October 7, Fun Ceramic Sculptures by Jean and Carl Saake, 11am-4pm
October 10, Wire Bonsai Trees by Jim Beghtol, 11am-4pm
October 12, Hand-sculpted Pottery by Sondra Hastings & Wire Bonsai Trees by Jim Beghtol, 11am-4pm
While America Craft Week 2013 ends on the 13th, the live artist demos at Mountain Made do not!
October 19, “Let’s Play Chess” featuring wonderful chess board sets by wood artist Bill Wanezek, 11am-4pm
October 26, Ceramic Christmas Bells by Jean and Carl Saake, 11am-4pm
October 27, Illustrated Scratch Board Art by Kim Anderson
If you are going to be in the Asheville area and are looking for something cool and fun to do, we invite you visit our gallery (directions to MOUNTAIN MADE), watch our artists at work and learn more about their particular art or craft.