Now in its 54th year, Craft + Design is a museum-quality show that has garnered a reputation for showcasing the finest in contemporary craft. Awards are presented in ceramics, precious metals, glass, wood and recycled materials, contemporary design, innovative use of traditional craft materials and fiber.
One weekend every fall, artisans in Central Virginia open their doors for you to explore their working spaces. Many visitors make the Tour a two-day experience so they can enjoy other area offerings while in the area. What a great way to spend a fall weekend!
Easily accessed by following the map and directions on this site, the annual Studio Tour is self-guided, free, and open to the public. Each studio on the Tour provides locally-sourced refreshments, and many provide demonstrations.
the Guild represents over 180 artists juried into the organization based on his or her original work. The craftsmen’s work must reflect a mastery of technique and originality of design. Our members work includes the following media: basketry, clay, fiber, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, wood, furniture, printmaking, photography, 2-D and 3-D mixed media.
2018 ACADEMY CRAFT SHOW
The Academy Art Museum Craft Show in October 2018 will be branded as Dazzled. In it’s 21st year, the show will again be an indoor, juried craft show featuring approximately 70 artists from across the United States.
Prepare to be DAZZLED!
In this 5-day class students will learn basic woodworking skills such as milling rough sawn lumber and how to cut simple joinery with the appropriate tools to build a stool that we will later cover with the classic mid-century-modern technique of Danish paper cord weaving.
This class meets 9am-5pm
This year’s tour boasts 112 artists in 68 studios, plus 7 galleries, all welcoming seeking a Journey of the Arts.
The exhibition showcases works from fifteen Arrowmont instructors – professional working artists and university faculty from across the nation. These works represent the diversity of materials, techniques and artists who visit Arrowmont to teach their craft.
You will find talented artists handpicked by a select jury for their DIY chops and singular vision. There'll be surprises at every booth including unique homegoods, clothing, punk-rock baby clothes, handcrafted jewelry, plush toys, DIY kits, screen-printing, original art, locally produced food, and much more!
The Indie Craft Parade is a festival of handmade art. Its a gathering of the best makers in the South under one roof and the public in invited to come enjoy art in a whole new way. From food, music and giveaways at our opening night gala, to artisan coffee, designer temporary tattoos and a free photo booth all weekend, the festival is an experience created complement the artisanal goods on display.
a class for women, to give them an introduction to the various tools and processes involved in woodworking without having "them men" around