American Craft Week Events: (Oct 1-16) begins on Saturday!
This will be the 7th annual American Craft Week (ACW), a 16-day event which was created to celebrate the skills and artistry of American craftsmen and their work.
Once again, Mountain Made will be a proud sponsor of ACW here in Western North Carolina (WNC). And the artisans at MOUNTAIN MADE are getting into the spirit of things by helping us host several live art demonstrations during the upcoming weeks.
Dozens of places in the Blue Ridge area will be involved in this event celebration either by offering workshops or showcasing the works of local artists and hosting live demonstrations.
What is American Craft Week?
Melinda Knies, owner of Mountain Made says, “American Craft Week is much more than just a way to promote individual artists or small art retailers – it is also a love of handcrafted arts and crafts. And a deep belief in the future American enterprises…”
Mrs. Knies goes on to say, “…The “Made in American” movement is a growing trend of discerning people who want to enrich and beautify their homes and work spaces with locally produced and handcrafted artwork – pieces that reflect both the unique creative designs and the quality of our American craftsmen.”
“Not to mention it’s becoming cool to buy things you know are ‘Made in America’ again!” she said.
“During American Craft Week we will be highlighting Jo Ridge Kelley’s beautiful oil paintings.”
Below are the dates and times of the live art demos/activities we recommend that you check out…
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No Talent Required
We will be doing one of our “No Talent Required” Interactive Art Project: “A Labor of Love” all during this holiday weekend.
Open to children of all ages, we invite you and your family to come by Mountain Made Saturday, Sunday & Monday 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM and make a “Labor of Love” note card can carry a bit of the mountains home.
Checkout some the great thumb artwork our gallery visitors have made…
And here is a special shout-out art student, Mary Workman of Greensboro, NC.
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“The beginning is the most important part of the work.” ~Plato
Mountain Made is pleased to offer once again this year, live weekly art and craft demonstrations. Every Saturday from 11-4PM, (during our summer and fall seasons) we will be hosting a live demonstration given by one of our local artisans on a variety of crafts such as hand molded ceramics, wood sculpture, metalwork, painting as well as many other wonderful and original art forms.
Each artist will be available to speak with your, while working at our mini artist’s studio, inside the gallery.
We invite you to Come By & Watch Our Artists in Action!