Immediately after nearly a few years advertising his hand-cast iron work at craft shows across the south east, James and La’Shanta Barrow of The Bare Blacksmith determined they wanted to place their expertise to get the job done and present artists in the vicinity of their Matthews house an option to exhibit and offer their work 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 few and 30 or extra regional artists, artisans and craftsmen will open up the next once-a-year competition at its new site at 6637 Highway 80 between Wrens and Waynesboro.
James Barrow stated that this is a juried arts and crafts pageant.
“We are only accepting legitimate artisans,” La’Shanta additional. “It has to be hand-created, property-grown or household-cooked. We’re not heading to have resale things. This is for regional artists and their revenue are their have.”
Very last year’s competition was held in a cow pasture guiding a nearby retail outlet between Wrens and Louisville. This calendar year they have cleared place on their very own house and are functioning to develop a web page that will improve calendar year following calendar year.
“We have extensive-vary programs for this matter,” James explained. “We have tons of strategies of what it can grow to be. This is heading to be a focused competition internet site.”
La’Shanta reported that last year they experienced 26 suppliers and they approach for that variety to mature.
“This calendar year we have just one from Girard, one particular from Port Royal, an additional from Myrtle Beach front. They are coming from all about,” she explained.
This year’s seller checklist involves Chad Henry Firepits, turned bowls and wood products and solutions by As the Wood Turns, slash metallic sculpture by Corner Arts Gallery 95 of Bluffton, SC, Dr. Ellis-Behnke’s Age Your Possess 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 house décor from Delightful Patterns by Gwen Selling price, just to title a couple.
There will also be foods distributors promoting barbecue, desserts and The Tap Truck bringing beer brewed in Atlanta. Jefferson County Large College band will also be marketing merchandise to elevate cash for their application.
“We will also be keeping a raffle for a quilted purple coronary heart wall hanging to increase money for a stunning and sweet small area female with a health-related affliction that has forced her family to shell out so significantly time at the children’s medical center,” La’Shanta said. “Everything we elevate from that will go straight to the loved ones.”
The Barrows claimed that they will be accepting sellers up until the day of the festival. Admission is $5 for entrants 16 yrs outdated and more mature.