Around this time last year, I happened to find myself on Block Street one Saturday afternoon, and it happened to be one of the three days that a group of local artists were holding their annual holiday art sale at the GoodFolk house in Fayetteville.
Free coffee and snacks were provided, and the Shirkey home was filled with jewelry, paintings, pottery, crafts, and other hand-made creations from some great local artists. It was awesome.
Last year, I was lucky enough to happen upon it, but this year, I’ll be planning for it. The 10th annual sale will take place on Dec. 4, 5, and 6. Hours are 7-9 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday and 12 – 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Twelve artists will participate in the sale this year. Below is some information on each of them, as provided by the folks that put on the show.
Get someone some local art for Christmas (if you want).
The acclaimed photographer and founder of the Holiday Art Sale will be selling copies of his new book Not A Good Sign, as well as unique, photo-inspired Christmas ornaments.
Raku and high-fire, functional stoneware ceramic vases, bowls, platters, and casseroles. Note card sets utilize yarn, leaves, rubber stamps, and interesting papers.
One-of-a-kind felted and knitted wool hats are fanciful and flattering, in a variety of shapes and gorgeous colors.
Unique hand-bound journals made with unusual papers and traditional bindings. Delightful small photo albums and cards too!
Beautiful and utilitarian one-of-a-kind cotton looper rugs in fun and funky colors,crocheted shawls and man hats and hand-woven contemporary Southwestern wool tapestries.
Kinetic glass bead earrings, made to catch the light and imagination, fanciful pins made of vintage Bakelite buttons and milagros, and surprising mixed-media art boxes.
Award-winning contemporary pottery and painting featuring designs inspired by artwork found on artifacts from the pre-Columbian Native American culture of the Mound Builders
Cindy returns this year with her encaustic paintings. Well known by many, her art is a feast for the eyes.
Rustic furniture with a twist: stools made of sticks, sawmill boards, and found objects look like they will walk away if you don’t sit on them.Small tables of recycled wood combine elegantly functional design with funky, beautiful materials.
Thickly-pigmented paintings, hinged boxes and mirrors are vibrant, magical, and mystical.
Purses fashioned from 1940’s and ‘50’s boldly-colored barkcloth fabric feature vintage buttons as purse closures.
An intriguing combination of painting, printing, and collage, the pieces are deeply-colored and highly textured; some evoke landscapes, others are non-representational. Also available are small wood trays with Hawaiian floral designs.
The Block Street Holiday Art Sale
Date: Dec. 3-5
Time: Friday Dec. 3 from 7-9 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 5 from 12 – 5 p.m.
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