Immediately after almost three decades offering his hand-solid iron do the job at craft displays throughout the south east, James and La’Shanta Barrow of The Naked Blacksmith decided they wished to put their expertise to work and offer artists near their Matthews home an opportunity to exhibit and market their operate in Jefferson County. And so the Brushy Creek Arts and Crafts Festival was born.
On March 19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the few and 30 or more regional artists, artisans and craftsmen will open up the next once-a-year competition at its new location at 6637 Highway 80 involving Wrens and Waynesboro.
James Barrow stated that this is a juried arts and crafts pageant.
“We are only accepting correct artisans,” La’Shanta extra. “It has to be hand-designed, home-grown or household-cooked. We’re not likely to have resale stuff. This is for regional artists and their revenue are their have.”
Final year’s competition was held in a cow pasture at the rear of a area retail store between Wrens and Louisville. This calendar year they have cleared house on their have residence and are doing the job to develop a website that will mature 12 months right after yr.
“We have long-selection programs for this matter,” James mentioned. “We have plenty of ideas of what it can turn out to be. This is likely to be a devoted festival website.”
La’Shanta reported that previous calendar year they experienced 26 vendors and they program for that number to mature.
“This calendar year we have just one from Girard, a person from Port Royal, a further from Myrtle Seashore. They are coming from all above,” she claimed.
This year’s seller list includes Chad Henry Firepits, turned bowls and wooden merchandise by As the Wooden Turns, slash steel sculpture by Corner Arts Gallery 95 of Bluffton, SC, Dr. Ellis-Behnke’s Age Your Personal Whiskey in a Week kits, hand-crafted copper and sterling jewelry by Ga Jewels of Thomson, Hell’s Bells, pens and rings and tumblers by Jill Smith of the Punkin Patch and wreaths and property décor from Pleasant Styles by Gwen Selling price, just to name a couple of.
There will also be foodstuff sellers promoting barbecue, desserts and The Faucet Truck bringing beer brewed in Atlanta. Jefferson County Higher Faculty band will also be selling products to increase money for their plan.
“We will also be holding a raffle for a quilted purple heart wall hanging to elevate dollars for a attractive and sweet small regional female with a healthcare ailment that has pressured her relatives to shell out so significantly time at the children’s hospital,” La’Shanta stated. “Everything we increase from that will go straight to the relatives.”
The Barrows explained that they will be accepting distributors up right up until the day of the competition. Admission is $5 for entrants 16 a long time previous and older.