Juried Arts & Crafts show featuring dozens of vendors from throughout the U.S. A complete list of vendors is available in the Highlander magazine.
Saturday, August 1, 2015 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, August 2, 2015 – 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Monday, August 3, 2015 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, August 6, 2015 – 10:00am to 9:00pm
Friday, August 7, 2015 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, August 8, 2015 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, August 9, 2015 – 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Event Venue: William King Museum of Art
Reservations are not required
Abingdon’s own scholar, Betsy K. White, brings to life the material- culture heritage of southwest Virginia and northeast Tennessee in her recent publication Backcountry Makers: An Artisan History of Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee. This exhibition will include biographical sketches sampled from the seventy-five makers included in the book —potters, weavers, spinners, quilters, embroiderers, cabinetmakers, metalsmiths, clocksmiths, gunsmiths, and artists—alongside examples of their work gathered from important public and private collections throughout the region. These vignettes offer a fascinating glimpse of the people behind the various pieces, describing their background, family life, and where they learned their trade.