Press Release

For Immediate Release 

 

Event Date: October 10th to 12th, 2014

 

Stowe Foliage Arts Festival Hits at Apex of Fall Color, October 10th to 12th

 

The Stowe show features 150 artists and artisans displaying and selling traditional and contemporary crafts and original art. Exhibitors are housed in large Camelot tents, transformed into veritable cathedrals of creativity. Works include pottery, leather, blown and stained glass, clothing, graphics, original art, and photography.

 

Dennis Sparling with his Da Vinci sculpture is an exhibitor at Festival

 

Stowe, Vermont, September 18, 2014 (McKenzieNewsService.com) - When autumn approaches, thatís when the craft festival season begins in earnest. The 31st Annual Stowe Foliage Arts Festival is the absolute apex of American Craft Week in Vermont. The Stowe Festival will be held October 10th through 12th at the Stowe Events Field on Weeks Road about a half mile north of the Routes 100 and 108 intersection in the Village of Stowe.
 
The Stowe Foliage Arts and Crafts Festival is an opportunity to celebrate the wonders of American Craft. Every day thousands of American artists share their vision and talent by producing amazing hand-made decorative and functional objects. Craft show patrons share their love of these items by coming to the shows, meeting the artists, and buying these products. As one craft artist put it, "this is the creative economy!"
 
While other industry associations have long touted their products, the craft industry has lacked a single way to be highly visible. The organizers of the Stowe Festival invite you to join the national celebration of American Craft! American Craft Week, held 10 days in October, enriches our homes, wardrobes, offices and public spaces. It contributes to our nation's economy and the fabric of our national history.
 
The Stowe show features 150 artists and artisans displaying and selling traditional and contemporary crafts and original art as well as a specialty food tent. Exhibitors are housed in large Camelot tents, transformed into veritable cathedrals of creativity. Works include pottery, leather, blown and stained glass, clothing, graphics, original art, photography, and specialty food products including wines and spirits.
 
This year the festival is fortunate to host Dennis Sparling, one of Vermontís best known sculptors. His work will be on display and for sale. His latest creation is Leonardo Da Vinci, which appears in an 18 foot long trailer and is lighted for nighttime viewing. Modestly and humorously Sparling says of his return to Vermont, ďI arrived in Vermont in 1970 borrowed $60 from the new Vermont Craft Council run by Dyanne Fago---went dump diving for metals and arrived at the First Bennington Craft Show to sell nothing until two people came looking for me and helped me stay and get through the next 10 years in Vermont.  Since then I have mainly sold my work out of state; until 2008 when my clientele disappeared."
 
Before Vermont I studied Architecture at Arizona State and U. of Washington--Built a Gallery in Pioneer Square, Seattle and collaborated with Tom Robins on "The Vincent Van Gough Donut Festival---then fled to Vermont looking for what Life was all about.  Now I know a little more of what life is about, and it is time to pack up the wagon with some above average stories and sell my pots and pans to Act III of the American Dream.Ē  
 
While craft shopping, customers are delighted with culinary choices served by local restaurants and food trucks. The Culinary Court will feature local vendors serving a wide range of delicious treats, many prepared with Vermont products. This year Crop Brewery from Stowe, VT will showcase its craft beers. Live music will be played here too with Vermontís own poet, song writer, and musician Spencer Lewis and Friends on Friday, the Storm Cats, jazz quartet from Montpelier, VT, on Saturday, and on Sunday the Contois School of Music band will play.

 

Besides savoring Vermont food and drink, there are many craft demos, a Vermont Cheese and Sausage Tent, and a wacky comic juggler, Brent McCoy, whose show is called the Real McCoy, will dazzle his audience with his physical prowess and bring a few smiles and chuckles to those watching.
 
Hours are 10-5 daily. Adult admission is $10, children 17 and under free. Rain or shine-under tents. Plenty of free parking. No pets. Complete information is available at www.Craftproducers.com or call 802-253-7321.

 

Bill Heise is also an exhibitor at Festival. He created Don Quixote.

 

 

Richard Foye,  Raku potter from Newfane, VT conducting demo at the Festival.

 

 

 Media Contact    

 

Media Contact: Tim Cianciola

Email: tim@craftproducers.com

Phone: 802-425-3399

Media Visits: Complimentary media visits for journalists on assignment or with approved credentials. If you are unable to accept a courtesy visit, a press rate can be negotiated.

 

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Web: www.craftproducers.com

 

 

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Stowe Foliage Arts Festival Hits at Apex of Fall Color, October 10th to 12th

Stowe, Vermont - The 31st Annual Stowe Foliage Arts Festival is the absolute apex of American Craft Week in Vermont. The Stowe Festival will be held October 10th through 12th at the Stowe Events Field on Weeks Road about a half mile north of the Routes 100 and 108 intersection in the Village of Stowe. The Stowe show features 150 artists and artisans displaying and selling traditional and contemporary crafts and original art as well as a specialty food tent. Exhibitors are housed in large Camelot tents, transformed into veritable cathedrals of creativity. Works include pottery, leather, blown and stained glass, clothing, graphics, original art, photography, and specialty food products including wines and spirits. This year the festival is fortunate to host Dennis Sparling, one of Vermontís best known sculptors. His work will be on display and for sale. His latest creation is Leonardo Da Vinci, which appears in an 18 foot long trailer and is lighted for nighttime viewing. While craft shopping, customers are delighted with culinary choices served by local restaurants and food trucks. The Culinary Court will feature local vendors serving a wide range of delicious treats, many prepared with Vermont products. Hours are 10-5 daily. Adult admission is $10, children 17 and under free. Rain or shine-under tents. Plenty of free parking. No pets. Complete information is available at www.Craftproducers.com or call 802-253-7321.

 

 

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