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2020 Art in Autumn Announcement

With a heavy heart, The Weaverville Business Association has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Art in Autumn Festival.

While we recognize that things will gradually be re-opening by the summer and fall, the status of large gatherings is a definite unknown. Levels of engagement with the public will be varied, and the last thing we want is to produce a show that does not fully benefit our treasured artists.

We have worked hard these past 13 years to create one of the most popular and well attended art festivals in Western North Carolina, and we look forward to resuming operations in 2021. We will miss seeing all of our artists and  loyal attendees.

If you have favorite artists from festivals in the past and want their contact information, please contact [email protected] ! We would love to help you connect with artists you may be missing, and they would love to hear from you.

Art in Autumn

Arts & Crafts Festival

September 19th, 2020, 10 – 6 pm

A juried art and crafts festival for 14 years on Main Street, Weaverville, NC.

The 14th annual Art in Autumn Outdoor Arts and Crafts Festival takes place Saturday, September 19, 2020 10 a.m. to 6 p.m, on Main Street in downtown Weaverville, North Carolina, located in Buncombe county 7 miles from downtown Asheville.

The festival features 114 juried artists and craftspeople, as well as food and live music. Artists will be juried by our esteemed judge to receive awards of $1000 for best of show, $500 for second place, and $300 for third, as well as 4 $50 honorable mentions.

Weaverville has established itself as a culturally rich destination point, with its now well-established street festival each September. It 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.

All are welcome. Admission and parking are free.

Parking lots are located at Weaverville Primary School, First Presbyterian Church, and West Funeral Home

Handicapped parking is available at Weaverville United Methodist Church 

Entertainment Schedule

10:30am – Mitch Hampton

12:00pm – One Leg Up

1:30pm – Travis Stuart & Lillian Chase

3:00pm – Steelin’ Time

Art in Autumn features a distinguished judge from the regional arts and crafts scene.

We have not yet announced the judge for the 2020 festival. The 2019 judge for Art in Autumn was Nikki Josheff, curator of Collections and Exhibitions for the Southern Highland Craft Guild, a non-profit organization whose mission is cultivating the crafts and makers of the Southern Highlands for the purpose of shared resources, education, marketing, and conservation.

Merchandise

T-shirts and posters available at the WBA Booth.

Art in Autumn t-shirts and posters featuring this year’s logo will be on sale during the festival. Find them at the Art in Autumn Information Booth, located in front of Weaverville Drug Company on Main Street.

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

Posters $5

T-shirts $15 ($18 for XXL)

Interested in applying to Art in Autumn?

The application to apply for Art in Autumn 2020 will be available online through ZAPP from February 1st – June 15th, 2020.

Applications to Art in Autumn will require 3 images of work to be juried, along with a booth shot.

The application fee is $25, and the the booth fee for accepted artists is $135.

Would you like to volunteer?

From load-in to break down, the event logistics of Art in Autumn are seamlessly executed by an amazing group of volunteers from the business community as well as the greater Weaverville community. Our goal is to make the artist’s experience in our town as positive as possible.

Each volunteer receives a free Art in Autumn t-shirt in appreciation for their efforts. Our 2020 volunteer sign ups will be open soon.  After signing up, a volunteer coordinator will follow up with you before the event.