The North Carolina Ceramic Arts Festival is an Asheville, NC event that focuses on ceramic arts of all genres including tilework, sculpture, jewelry, and pottery. The festival includes over 40 ceramic art vendors, food trucks, raku demonstrations, and live entertainment. Come for a day of fun downtown at Pack Square. Enjoy lunch from local food trucks, listen to buskers, check out street performers, see amazing ceramic demonstrations, and shop the beautiful and diverse ceramic artist booths.
Held annually at the Benton Convention Center, the Piedmont Craftsmen's Fair showcases the artwork of one hundred artists from across the United States.
Preview Night, Friday, November 22nd, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Saturday, November 23rd, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday, November 24th, 12 noon - 5:00 pm
LCA is pleased to host monthly Art Pop-Ups, featuring rotating guest artists selling their work @ Louis Cherry Architecture. Stop by, see our newly restored 1900s corner grocery store, and check out some locally made art!
Raleigh Wine Shop will be offering special prices on the wines poured for guests at the event and free delivery to Oakwood addresses (charges may apply to other delivery locations).
Admission: Friday Night Preview Party, 7 pm - 10 pm - $45
Purchase tickets online
Saturday Festival, 9 am - 5 pm - $6.00, 12 and under: $2.00
One of the great strengths of North Carolina pottery lies in its continuity. In contrast to most other states, North Carolina's potters did not cease work when the old utilitarian forms were superseded by the Industrial Revolution. Instead, they stayed at their wheels and gradually transformed the old craft; they embarked on a century long era of innovation and growth, securing the craft's important position in the historic and artistic culture of contemporary life. Today, North Carolina potters are flourishing; sustained through their sense of tradition and their awareness of earlier forms, glazes, or technologies.
Potters have the opportunity to share their works through the Catawba Valley Pottery and Antiques Festival (CVP&AF) with more than 115 participating potters and vendors. It is a non-profit event benefiting the Catawba County Historical Association in Newton, and the North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove.