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Fri November 16, 2012
Piedmont Craftsmen Fair Creeping Up On The Big Five-Oh
For centuries arts and crafts have played a huge role in the economic development of the Piedmont Triad. In fact, our nation’s first president, George Washington himself was known to have done some shopping from the tradesmen in Salem.
The tradition of excellence in crafts lives on in Winston-Salem, and The Piedmont Craftsmen’s 49th Annual Fair showcasing the work of more than 120 fine artists from across U.S., kicks off this weekend during 6 Days in November. Saturday November 17, from 10:00am to 6:00pm, and Sunday from noon to 5:00pm at the M.C. Benton Convention Center in downtown Winston-Salem.
You can witness first-hand crafts in process: wheel throwing, jewelry tech, rug hooking, paper pulp painting, and harness floor looming—over a dozen unique demonstrations throughout the weekend given by some of our country’s most talented artisans. Deb Britton has been Piedmont Craftsmen Fair manager for over a decade. Last week she stopped by WFDD with longtime Piedmont Craftsmen CEO Jane Daub to talk about the crafts fair.
The Piedmont Craftsmen's fair preview night gala will be held tonight for members and sponsors of Piedmont Craftsmen. Memberships can be purchased at the door.