Earth Day Weekend features heritage art, spring plants and local food

Published 9:30 pm Monday, April 17, 2017

Tryon Arts & Crafts School is holding its seventh major craft festival this Earth Day weekend on Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23. The Arts & Flowers Festival will feature heritage and fine art and craft items from artisans throughout the Southeast.

The art of farming will be featured through an edible spring herb and food plant sale, and through the farm-fueled food vendor Manna Cabanna, featuring chef Jen Grubbs of DuJour with fresh prepared meals for purchase for visitors, eat on-site or take away. Meal offerings include homemade breakfast biscuits and an all day local organic salad bar, fresh roast chicken salad and seasonally inspired farm-made ice creams. All of this takes place on the grounds next to the school in the bucolic Harmon Field valley.

The mission of Tryon Arts & Crafts School is to provide creative opportunities for all ages through education, instruction, and expression of heritage and contemporary arts and crafts in a friendly, stimulating and enriching environment. TACS teaches hands-on classes and workshops in pottery, jewelry, weaving and fiber arts, blacksmithing, glass, lapidary, woodworking and more. 

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To promote the extraordinary artisans and crafts persons in the Appalachian foothills, they host a special exhibition gallery, maintain a permanent heritage collection, and sponsor festivals on park-like grounds at Harmon Field, located on the banks of the North Pacolet River in Tryon. TACS was established in 1960 as a key part of the grassroots movement that led to the development of Tryon as an artists’ colony. It is a nonprofit organization supported by membership dues and donations. Members enjoy access to open studios and discounted classes.

Join in the Earth-Friendly weekend for a stimulating, enriching and delicious tasting good time among community. Visit the classrooms, browse the galleries, spend time in the studios, and shop the Arts & Flowers festival enjoying breakfast or lunch on site along the way. Get to know more about arts and crafts in the Tryon and Southeast region on Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday, April 23 from 11 a.m. -5 p.m., 373 Harmon Field Road, Tryon.