Tryon Arts and Crafts School to hold Fall Festival Oct. 13-14

Published 10:38 am Friday, August 24, 2012

Visitors browse through the booths at a previous Tryon Arts and Crafts School Fall Festival. (photo submitted by Christine Mariotti)

Tryon Arts and Crafts School will present the 5th Annual Fall Festival on Oct. 13-14, at 373 Harmon Field Road in Tryon. Featuring more than 40 artisans of the region, this event will be held rain or shine.
In addition to shopping for handmade, one-of-a kind arts and crafts, visitors to the festival can enjoy food from local eateries, tour the facility, see craft demonstrations and participate in activities for the kids. A silent auction will be held of art objects made by Tryon Arts and Crafts School members and instructors as well as items and services donated by local businesses.
The Tryon Arts and Crafts studios will be open for demonstrations of crafts and techniques. Demonstrations will include pottery, lapidary, jewelry, lampwork glass beads, woodturning and weaving, as well as metalworking in the forge throughout both days. Some demonstrators may invite guests to try their hand at the craft.
The Tryon Arts and Crafts Fall Festival is an event for the whole family. Activities for children of all ages will be available, including several free craft projects. The kids can make masks, hats and other components for dress-up, just in time for Halloween.
The fall festival is free and open to the public. All donations collected over the weekend will go to support the mission of Tryon Arts and Crafts School. The festival is made possible by support from the North Carolina Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Cultural Resources, Mountain 1st Bank, Pro Physical Therapy, Musselwhite Electric, Frog and Swan Antiques, Foothills Financial Group, the Tryon Daily Bulletin, the News Leader and Polk County News Journal, and the Timken Company.
– article submitted
= by Christine Mariotti

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