On August 6 th and 7 th 2016 New Morning Gallery and Bellagio Art-to- Wear sponsor the Village Art and Craft Fair on the grounds of the Cathedral of all Souls in Biltmore Village. In its 44 th year, the VACF continues a long tradition of bringing high-quality crafts to Historic Biltmore Village.
The fair hosts 114 artists from 17 states, representing the full spectrum of craft media – jewelry, ceramic, wood, fiber, metals, two-dimensional art and more. The craft fair is a great opportunity to encounter new artists (29 are first-time exhibitors) and to talk with crafters one-on- one. 40 artists are from Western North Carolina. Thousands of shoppers from all over the southeast arrive to stroll through the fair, discovering unique gifts for friends, family and themselves!
It has been 7 years since painter and illustrator Bethanne Hill has designed a craft fair poster for us. Her 2009 image was a popular one and this year’s promises to be a fan favorite as well. Bethanne’s distinctive primitive art influence embellishes this design, while continuing the time honored tradition of featuring a cat on the poster.
Show coordinator, John Cram is the owner of 4 dogs and (currently) no cats. So he says look out kitty – it may be time for the “Hounds of Cramville” to invade future VACF posters!
Fair hours are Saturday 10am to 7pm and Sunday Noon to 5pm, rain or shine. There is no admission fee. Homemade refreshments are available at church sponsored concession booths with proceeds benefiting the Cathedral’s Outreach program.
44 th Annual Village Art and Craft Fair. This high quality craft fair sponsored by New Morning Gallery and Bellagio Art-to- Wear, takes place August 6 th and 7 th 2016 on the grounds of the Cathedral of All Souls in Historic Biltmore Village. Fair hours are Saturday 10am to 7pm and Sunday Noon to 5pm, rain or shine. Free admission. Concessions available. For more information call 828.274.2831.