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2021 Art in Autumn 

The Art in Autumn committee is still determining if the 2021 Art in Autumn festival will take place this September, but is feeling hopeful about holding this treasured event in the Fall of 2021.

Check back for announcements and open application status.

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

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 in September – 2021 date to be determined – 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

Stay Tuned for 2021 updates!

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

We have not yet announced the judge for the 2021 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 Art in Autumn committee is still determining if the 2021 Art in Autumn festival will take place this September, but is feeling hopeful about holding this treasured event in the Fall of 2021. Once given the green light,  the application to apply for Art in Autumn 2021 will be available online through ZAPP. Visit this page for further updates!

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 2021 volunteer sign ups will be open as soon as we determine a date for this year’s festival.  After signing up, a volunteer coordinator will follow up with you before the event.