Summer 2012 edition of The Big Crafty returns to downtown Asheville on July 8


The Big Crafty is an amazing showcase of Asheville’s creators and their creativity:

Press release here:

The Asheville Art Museum is pleased to once again host the annual Family Art pARTy! on Sunday, July 8, 2012 in conjunction with The Big Crafty. During the Family Art pARTy! families and children will enjoy hands-on art activities in front of the Museum from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. (all materials are provided).

The Big Crafty will once again take place from 12:00 – 6:00 p.m. in Pack Square and Pack Place. Admission to both events and to the Museum’s galleries is free for all visitors throughout the day. Widely regarded as one of Asheville’s top art/craft fairs, The Big Crafty is a juried, biannual celebration of handmade commerce that features the fine wares of more than 150 independent craft artisans, who are selected based upon their innovation and creative re-use. During this free community event, visitors may also enjoy free admission to the Asheville Art Museum’s many current exhibition galleries.

With more space available than ever before at Pack Place, including the Asheville Art Museum’s newly-renovated public Atrium, The Big Crafty will highlight more independent vendors and innovators than ever before. Listed below are the participating vendors (the current list also may be found on While shopping The Big Crafty, visitors will also enjoy a wide variety of food and drink, live music and much more!

2012 Vendors: PerlaAnne* Krekprints oh hello handmade* Little Voice* Sun & Moon Soapworks Katie Coleman Illustration* NeedleNoodles Fancy Dirt Forge Christi Reiterman Jewelry* designs by dara* Babolulu MD Pottery* Just Kenzie Jewelry Owlette Collective Seven Feathers Tribe cozyblue Urbnpop Spotted Dog Farm BrennaDee Ceramics JLMerrill Metalworks deSoria deSign Buda Botanicals The DryGoods Shop Rockpile Bindery Joyner Avenue* MudStuffing Pottery DesignbyBrita Smoking Turtle Studio Rusticware canoo the high fiber Jessica Reed Photography* The Button Florist audrey laine collection Sweet Mess Art SoSheSews Fuzzy Ink etchville Holdfast Printworks Marisol Spoon Benign By Design Verabelle Urban Olive H.D. Wimbledon Greeting Cards* Sugar Meghan McCrary* Concrete Lace* The Wind and The Sail* Honeymoon Pie* Crucible Glassworks TKC sew few* Annie Singletary Ceramics* Cindy Riccardelli mixed media Nate Barton Works Trista Hudzik Reynolds Pottery* Jeanette Zeis* Just Like Honey Clothing Sewn To The Bone Pennywishes A la mode scarves* Earthen Soul Ceramics Cara Mae Skin Care SKarla Art The Pickled Poppy Whispering Willow ARTeries by Stina Althea Craftworks Madeline Smiles Jewelry* Legalize Pot Belly Pigs Company* Off the Map Axis Pottery Revel Jewelry & Design* 75rabbit Joeredfordjr Fine Art zassdesign DaffodilCorner HappyWhosits Tree of Life Potters freeman clay works* Metamorphosis Metals Robert Seven Coastal Wood Design* Cutesy but not Cutesy* Mood Swing THE CHARM SCHOOL DROPOUT* Whittlersroost LaPella Pottery Kim’s Kollections* Lets Be Friends

Leanne Pizio Kate Dolamore Art* ELLEN VAN MANSVELT DESIGN* Fray Knot Platypusfile ZaPOW!* faerie made The Uncommon Kid alena hennessy Blue Fire Studio Cabrera Creative jaime zollars illustrations* ellsee-beezee* outside.everywhere* Ever So Lovely, Inc.* Patton Pottery* Cameoko Calaycay Design Heroes & Criminals Press early girl Thimble Kiss sew moe holly reed redheaded press Caitie Sellers Metalsmith Matthew Smith Kung Fu Clay E. Paige Smith Duft Tipsy Star Quilts* grOOvy tables 7 Ton Letterpress Collective Quill and Arrow Press Two Step Press Tiny Story Factory Flatbed Splendor Asheville Craftworks* Asheville Luthier Bandito Rockabilly Mug Monsters Lesliegoods Laselle Co.* Alice Scott Studio Ken Hagans Sawmill, Inc* The Nature of Metal Penny Royalty Shelley’s Family Jewels ergane Gritgoods Jewelry arts alive art in the blue square Patina South* bella luna glass jewelry

Image link for The Big Crafty/ feat Needle Noodles