Monday, September 5, 2011

Kings Mountain Art Fair

Happy Labor Day to all my US and Canadian friends!

We went to the Kings Mountain Art Fair yesterday. I did not know what to expect since I had never been there before, but it was absolutely breathtaking. You see, the fair is located in the middle of nowhere, among gigantic redwoods full of unique and varied artists.

I had never been to a fair where the artists were so passionate about their work. Earlier this year, I went to the San Francisco Renegade Craft Fair. It was an overwhelming experience to say the least. They focused on the commercial side of things and there was no variety. I swear I must have seen 1000 letterpress shops. It was very boring to say the least (which is probably the reason it never became a blog post).

Kings Mountain Craft Fair however offered a variety of arts and crafts and featured artists who actually took the time to talk to you. It most certainly didn't feel like arts and crafts on steroids...

Even though there was so much to see, I felt very relaxed and at ease. Everything was organized in sections and it was truly one of the best fairs I have been to. Now, without further ado, let me share some pictures with you.


We left our car in the parking lot and took a trolley up to the fair. The parking lot was free, the trolley ride was free and the driver was extremely courteous. Such a nice setup.


The entrance - gorgeous right?!? Oh, free admissions too.


The booths were nestled between trees...


There were beautiful paintings...


... works of art (love his Pacifico eyes)...


Beautiful music...


A charming cabin full of artsy stuff like quilts, buttons, shawls, sweaters and purses:


Beautiful pots...



And much much much more! I wish I was able to photograph all the beautiful things I saw yesterday, but some of the artists were very strict about their "no pictures" policy.Which I completely understand. Kinda.

Such a happy and memorable day! Do you go to crafts show often? Have you ever been to a craft show that made you feel relaxed and at peace?

I hope you have a wonderful week! Thanks for stopping by :)

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3 comments:

  1. Looks like an awesome fair! The weather looked perfect!
    Have a great week, too!
    Angela

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  2. What a beautiful setting for a fair! I really need to get to one; it has been a while. Glad you had such a nice time! XO

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  3. WOW...it looks like an AMAZING time...for me i could endlessly peruse the art while hubby looked at the trees! (his passion cause he's a tree climber) glad you had such a good time Isabela!

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