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The 11th annual Art in Autumn Outdoor Arts and Crafts Festival

  • Main Street Weaverville, NC 28787 (map)

A juried art and crafts festival: 11 years on Main Street, Weaverville, NC

The 11th annual Art in Autumn Outdoor Arts and Crafts Festival takes place Saturday, September 16, 2017, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Main Street in downtown Weaverville, North Carolina, located in Buncombe county 7 miles from downtown Asheville.

The festival features 114 juried artists and craftspeople, as well as food and live music. Artists will be juried by our esteemed judge to receive awards of $1000 for best of show, $500 for second place, and $300 for third, as well as 4 $50 honorable mentions.

Weaverville has established itself as a culturally rich destination point, with its’ now well-established street festival each September. It has earned a reputation for its’ quaint atmosphere, artistic spirit, and distinctive shops and restaurants. The annual Art in Autumn festival brings a jovial celebration of community and fine art and craft to the Main Street of this lovely small town. All are welcome. Admission and parking are free. Lots are located at Weaverville Primary School (https://goo.gl/maps/8qBhcFfcZm32), First Presbyterian Church (https://goo.gl/maps/3HTSdiekc7N2), and West Funeral Home (https://goo.gl/maps/diRt6CzSNm12); handicapped parking is available at Weaverville United Methodist Church (https://goo.gl/maps/sd5rN6wiDVF2).

2017 Judge:

Stefanie Gerber-Darr. Director, Asheville Area Arts Council

Stefanie Gerber Darr is the current director of the Asheville Area Arts Council and has been an independent museum consultant since 2014. She has lengthy experience with national craft organizations managing traveling exhibitions and exhibition catalogs, as an educator, gallery manager and as a performance artist herself.

Her experience includes working as the galleries and collection manager at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, an educator for public programs at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, gallery manager at Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis, and as a performance artist in Humberto Duque’s Lightning Blues Express project at the Denver International Airport.

She holds an M.A. in Museum Studies from Indiana University and a B.F.A. degree in both painting and photography from Herron School of Art at Indiana University- Purdue University.

She combines her training as a museum educator, curator, collections manager as well as maker to develop meaningful experiences for people with art.

We are so pleased to have her join us for our 11th Annual Art in Autumn!