September 16, 2017
This juried arts and crafts festival fills Main Street in tiny Weaverville, just 7 miles north of Asheville. From 10 AM until 6 PM, the 10th annual Art in Autumn festival will feature 114 artists from across the southeast USA, along with live music. It's free to attend and park. For the latest updates, go to their website.
Find high quality arts and crafts in all sorts of mediums including pottery, glass and photography. It's great for early holiday shopping with original art in all price ranges. Chat with artists and visit the shops, galleries and restaurants along Main Street. It's held rain or shine, kicking off fall season.
This year's judge will be John Cram, a regional entrepreneur of the arts. Owner of New Morning Gallery, Blue Spiral, Bellagio clothing stores and the Fine Arts Theater in downtown Ashevillle, John has a keen eye for art that inspires everyday life. Prizes for artists include $1,000 for Best of Show, $500 for second place and $250 for third place.
Directions: Weaverville is less than 10 minutes north of Asheville along the new Interstate 26. Take exits 18, 19, or 21 and follow the signs to downtown. Lake Louise Park is located just South of downtown on Weaverville Highway/Merrimon Avenue.
To learn more about Art in Autumn please visit their website: www.artinautumn.com.