Art in Autumn – September 16th, 2023

An annual, juried Art and Crafts festival. Join us for the 16th Annual event on Saturday, September 16th. 10am – 6pm.

The 16th annual Art in Autumn Outdoor Arts and Crafts Festival will take place September 16th. This much loved event is held on Main Street in downtown Weaverville, North Carolina, located in Buncombe county 7 miles from downtown Asheville.

This event features over 100 juried artists and craftspeople, and live music performed by beloved local artists.

Every year, we invite a Judge from the local Art scene to join us. Our guest judge for 2023 will be Cynthia Bringle. Cynthia is a potter who has taught at the Penland School of Crafts, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, and John C. Campbell Folk School

During the show, artists are juried by our esteemed Judge to receive awards of $1000 for best of show, $500 for second place, and $250 for third, as well as 4 $50 honorable mentions.

The 2022 list of Artists is available to view here.

View the list of past Award Winners here.

Photo by Edwina Bringle

Our Judge for 2023 is Cynthia Bringle, a ceramic artist and studio potter for more than 50 years. Cynthia lives and works in Penland, North Carolina. She has a BFA from Memphis Academy of Art, a MFA from Alfred University, and an honorary doctorate from Memphis College of Art. Cynthia runs a gallery in Penland with her twin sister, and has taught at Penland School of Crafts, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, and John C. Campbell Folk School.

Weaverville has established itself as a culturally rich destination, with its now well-established street festival each September. The Town has earned a reputation for its quaint atmosphere, artistic spirit, and distinctive shops and restaurants.

The annual Art in Autumn festival brings a jovial celebration of community and fine art and craft to the Main Street of this lovely small town.


T-shirts and posters will be available for sale at the Information Booth.

Every year, we sell Art in Autumn t-shirts and posters featuring the unique year’s logo at the Information Booth during the festival.

A limited number of shirts and posters from previous festivals may be available. T-shirts from past festivals can be found at Curtis Wright Outfitters throughout the year.

Email us to inquire about past years Posters.

2022 Poster

2022 Posters $5

2022 T-shirts $21 

Limited sizes and colors still available – check them out at Curtis Wright Outfitters!

2022 Entertainment Schedule

10:30am – Mitch Hampton

Two Guitars-No Waiting

12:00pm – Two Guitars – No Waiting

1:30pm – Maddy and Clarke

3:00pm – Steelin’ Time