Immediately after almost three a long time selling his hand-cast iron get the job done at craft displays across the south east, James and La’Shanta Barrow of The Bare Blacksmith made a decision they needed to put their working experience to do the job and offer artists in close proximity to their Matthews household an chance to display screen and provide their perform in Jefferson County. And so the Brushy Creek Arts and Crafts Pageant was born.
On March 19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the pair and 30 or more regional artists, artisans and craftsmen will open up the next once-a-year pageant at its new spot at 6637 Freeway 80 among Wrens and Waynesboro.
James Barrow explained that this is a juried arts and crafts pageant.
“We are only accepting legitimate artisans,” La’Shanta extra. “It has to be hand-designed, property-grown or property-cooked. We’re not likely to have resale things. This is for regional artists and their earnings are their very own.”
Last year’s festival was held in a cow pasture driving a nearby retail store involving Wrens and Louisville. This 12 months they have cleared space on their possess assets and are performing to develop a web page that will develop year just after year.
“We have extensive-selection plans for this matter,” James stated. “We have tons of suggestions of what it can come to be. This is going to be a focused competition web site.”
La’Shanta reported that last yr they had 26 vendors and they strategy for that amount to expand.
“This 12 months we have just one from Girard, a person from Port Royal, another from Myrtle Seashore. They’re coming from all in excess of,” she explained.
This year’s seller listing involves Chad Henry Firepits, turned bowls and wooden goods by As the Wood Turns, slice metallic sculpture by Corner Arts Gallery 95 of Bluffton, SC, Dr. Ellis-Behnke’s Age Your Very own Whiskey in a Week kits, hand-crafted copper and sterling jewelry by Georgia Jewels of Thomson, Hell’s Bells, pens and rings and tumblers by Jill Smith of the Punkin Patch and wreaths and residence décor from Delightful Patterns by Gwen Price tag, just to title a several.
There will also be food suppliers providing barbecue, desserts and The Tap Truck bringing beer brewed in Atlanta. Jefferson County Large Faculty band will also be marketing merchandise to elevate money for their program.
“We will also be keeping a raffle for a quilted purple coronary heart wall hanging to elevate revenue for a lovely and sweet minor nearby woman with a professional medical problem that has pressured her family members to shell out so significantly time at the children’s clinic,” La’Shanta stated. “Everything we raise from that will go straight to the household.”
The Barrows explained that they will be accepting vendors up until the working day of the pageant. Admission is $5 for entrants 16 years old and more mature.