17th Annual Saluda Arts Festival to be held May 21

Published 4:36 pm Monday, May 2, 2022

SALUDA – The 17th Annual Saluda Arts Festival returns May 21  to Saluda’s historic downtown. The festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. features approximately 90 regional artists, children’s activities, and live music and entertainment. For 16 years, the Arts Festival has drawn thousands of area residents and visitors to enjoy a spring day in the mountains.

Every art media is represented in this popular annual event stretching along Main Street including paintings, pottery, metal work, jewelry, sculptures, fiber, and more. Many of the artists who exhibit at the Saluda Arts Festival have participated since 2003. 

Live music will be at different outdoor venues along Main Street and will include the Lonesome Road Band from Hendersonville, the Sufi Brothers from Asheville, Foster and Greene from Atlanta, and Life Like Water from Asheville.

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A magician, balloon artist, stilt walker and face painter will also be on hand to entertain children at the Children’s Activity Tent. Kids will have a chance to create their own works of art at the Activity Tent, where volunteers will provide supplies and supervise projects.


“This is a wonderful event,” said Saluda Mayor Tangie Morgan. “Everybody looks forward to it and enjoys the festivities and shopping. The arts are and have been an important part of our community. The Arts Festival pays tribute to that heritage.”


Submitted by Lynn Casey