Press Release

For Immediate Release 

 

Event Date: November 21 to 22, 2015

 

World Class Craft Show With Small Town Charm: Piedmont Craftsmen's 52nd Fair, Winston-Salem, NC

 

The Fair, which has been called one of the 10 best fine craft shows in the country by American Style Magazine, includes artists working in clay, wood, glass, fibers, leather, metal, photography, printmaking, and mixed media creating one-of-a-kind works that enhance everyday life with their functional and aesthetic qualities. Participating craft artists have undergone a rigorous two part jury process to become Exhibiting Members of the guild.

 

Fiber by Kathleen, Weir-West View Larger Image

 

Winston-Salem, North Carolina, May 26, 2015 - More than 120 of the finest artisans from across the United States will fill the booths at Piedmont Craftsmen’s 52nd  Fair at the Benton Convention Center, 301 W 5th St, Winston-Salem, NC on November 21 and 22.  The Fair, which has been called one of the 10 best fine craft shows in the country, presents a broad sampling of the finest work available in artist-designed handmade home goods, wearables, jewelry, furniture and decorative items.
 
The fair showcases some of America’s most talented contemporary fine craft artists, providing opportunities to meet the craftspeople, talk to them about their work, and view demonstrations of craft techniques. Piedmont Craftsmen was founded in 1963 by a group of craft artists and collectors to build audiences and appreciation for quality craftsmanship.  Over the years, hundreds of thousands of collectors have attended the Fair seeking fine handmade work in a wide range of media, styles and price ranges.  Quality craftsmanship and excellent design have always been the hallmarks of Piedmont Craftsmen.
 
Exhibitors include artists working in clay, wood, glass, fibers, leather, metal, photography, printmaking, and mixed media creating one-of-a-kind works that enhance everyday life with their functional and aesthetic qualities. Participating craft artists have undergone a rigorous two part jury process to become Exhibiting Members of the guild. Roughly 25% of the exhibitors are first time exhibitors in the second phase of the process as Jury Applicants. 
 
Winston-Salem has gained national attention in recent years for its downtown renaissance and its reputation as a first class town for foodies and art lovers.
 
Admission: $7.00 for adults, $6.00 for senior citizens, students and groups, children under 12 free with an adult.  Weekend passes are $10.00.  Hours: Saturday, November 21 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; Sunday, November 22 noon - 5:00 p.m.  For information call (336) 725-1516.

 

A map of Piedmont Craftsmen’s Fair showing exhibitors is available at http://shows.map-dynamics.com/piedmontcraftsman52nd?, and further information about the event can be found at http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/programs/crafts-fair
 

Cherry sideboard, Andy Kearny View Larger Image 

 

One of work by jeweler Ben Dyer (photo credit Jason Dowdle).  View Larger Image

 

 

Glass and Metal by Selena Glass and Metal (Deana Blanchard and Chuck Young)

 

 
Shoppers at Piedmont Craftsmen’s Fair compare purchases.  (photo credit Christine Rucker)

 

Piedmont Craftsmen’s Fair – Then and Now

 

 

 

 

 

 Media Contact    

 

High resolution images available on request.

Media Contact: Deborah Britton

Email: members@piedmontcraftsmen.org

Phone: (336) 725-1516

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.

 

Piedmont Craftsmen, Inc.

601 N. Trade Street, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Web: www.piedmontcraftsmen.org

 

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North Carolina, Winston-Salem, Event Date: November 21 to 22, 2015

World Class Craft Show With Small Town Charm: Piedmont Craftsmen's 52nd Fair, Winston-Salem, NC

More than 120 of the finest artisans from across the United States will fill the booths at Piedmont Craftsmen’s 52nd  Fair at the Benton Convention Center, 301 W 5th St, Winston-Salem, NC on November 21 and 22.  The Fair, which has been called one of the 10 best fine craft shows in the country by American Style Magazine, presents a broad sampling of the finest work available in artist-designed handmade home goods, wearables, jewelry, furniture and decorative items. The fair showcases some of America’s most talented contemporary fine craft artists, providing opportunities to meet the craftspeople, talk to them about their work, and view demonstrations of craft techniques. Exhibitors include artists working in clay, wood, glass, fibers, leather, metal, photography, printmaking, and mixed media creating one-of-a-kind works that enhance everyday life with their functional and aesthetic qualities. Admission: $7.00 for adults, $6.00 for senior citizens, students and groups, children under 12 free with an adult.  Weekend passes are $10.00.  Hours: Saturday, November 21 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; Sunday, November 22 noon - 5:00 p.m. For information call (336) 725-1516. A map of Piedmont Craftsmen’s Fair showing exhibitors is available at http://shows.map-dynamics.com/piedmontcraftsman52nd?, and further information about the event can be found at http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/programs/crafts-fair

 

CALENDAR LISTING:

Event Name: Piedmont Craftsmen's 52nd Fair

Event Date: November 21 to 22, 2015

Event Location: Benton Convention Center, 301 W 5th St, Winston-Salem, NC

Admission:$7.00 for adults, $6.00 for senior citizens, students and groups, children under 12 free with an adult.  Weekend passes are $10.00.

Web: http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/programs/crafts-fair 

Contact: Deborah Britton, members@piedmontcraftsmen.org, (336) 725-1516

Description: More than 120 of the finest artisans from across the United States will fill the booths at Piedmont Craftsmen's 52nd Fair in Winston-Salem, NC on November 21 and 22. The Fair, which has been called one of the 10 best fine craft shows in the country, presents a broad sampling of the finest work available in artist-designed handmade home goods, wearables, jewelry, furniture and decorative items.

 


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