Celebrate the arts in downtown Saluda this Saturday at the Saluda Arts Festival 

Published 12:02 pm Tuesday, May 17, 2022

SALUDA – Enjoy a day in the mountains and support the region’s rich art and crafts tradition at the Saluda Arts Festival this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


More than 90 artists in mediums such as jewelry, pottery, painting, woodwork, photography and fiber will be selling at the festival. Shoppers will be able to buy one-of-a-kind handcrafted wares, while supporting local artists. 

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“I love shopping at the festival,” said Saluda resident Ann Dudley. My friends and I always find the best gifts for others and ourselves.”


In addition to arts and crafts, the festival will feature a children’s art activity tent, a balloon artist, stilt walker, face painters and magicians. Music is performed on three different stages by the Lonesome Road Band, Foster and Greene, Sufi Brothers, Life Like Water, and the Saluda Youth Acting Krewe.


Parking is available along Main Street, the municipal lot on West Main Street, the Saluda Fire Station on Greenville Street, and the Saluda Elementary School on Seminary Street. 


Enjoy lunch at one of Saluda’s many restaurants, cafes and bakeries. Many of the restaurants will offer to go lunches so you can enjoy lunch and listen to music. You can pick up a restaurant menu at the Arts Festival information tent on Greenville Street.


The Saluda Arts Festival is sponsored by the Saluda Downtown Foundation which would like to thank the following financial sponsors: RiverStreet Networks, Beverly-Hanks Realtors, The Laurel of Asheville, City of Saluda, The Purple Onion, Heartwood Gallery, Wood Berry Gallery, The S.P.O.T., Don Mintz Builders, Bryan Easler Toyota, John Case, Barbara and Scott Cardais, Pam and Clark Thompson, Saluda Tourism Development Authority, Mary Jane and David LaFave, in memory of Lynne Jenkins, in memory of Barbara and Robert Seiler, Saluda Outfitters, Lynn and Mike Cass, Charles Street Garden Suite, Edward Jones- Stephanie Winterrowd, The Hall House, The Hendersonville Lightning, eARThly Minds Gallery, St. Luke’s Hospital, Feagan Law Firm, Jim Carson Studio/Gallery, Mineral Spirit Gallery, VisitSaludaNC.com, River Dog Run, Mewdlic’s, Solstice Construction Company, Green River BBQ, Gail and Jerry Greenhoot, and Hendersonville Board of Realtors.


Submitted by Lynn Casey