After just about a few yrs marketing his hand-solid iron perform at craft demonstrates throughout the south east, James and La’Shanta Barrow of The Bare Blacksmith determined they desired to place their encounter to operate and offer you artists in close proximity to their Matthews dwelling an prospect to display and offer their do the job 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 extra regional artists, artisans and craftsmen will open the second yearly festival at its new spot at 6637 Freeway 80 involving Wrens and Waynesboro.
James Barrow claimed that this is a juried arts and crafts pageant.
“We are only accepting correct artisans,” La’Shanta added. “It has to be hand-designed, dwelling-developed or household-cooked. We’re not likely to have resale things. This is for regional artists and their revenue are their very own.”
Previous year’s competition was held in a cow pasture at the rear of a neighborhood keep in between Wrens and Louisville. This calendar year they have cleared room on their have property and are doing the job to acquire a web-site that will mature yr right after yr.
“We have extended-array designs for this point,” James explained. “We have plenty of thoughts of what it can turn into. This is likely to be a devoted competition site.”
La’Shanta claimed that very last year they experienced 26 suppliers and they program for that selection to mature.
“This yr we have one from Girard, a single from Port Royal, another from Myrtle Beach front. They are coming from all around,” she mentioned.
This year’s vendor record incorporates Chad Henry Firepits, turned bowls and wood items by As the Wooden Turns, minimize metal sculpture by Corner Arts Gallery 95 of Bluffton, SC, Dr. Ellis-Behnke’s Age Your Have Whiskey in a 7 days 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 household décor from Pleasant Types by Gwen Price, just to name a number of.
There will also be food suppliers providing barbecue, desserts and The Faucet Truck bringing beer brewed in Atlanta. Jefferson County Substantial College band will also be marketing merchandise to raise money for their software.
“We will also be keeping a raffle for a quilted purple coronary heart wall hanging to increase income for a stunning and sweet tiny local female with a healthcare situation that has forced her spouse and children to spend so significantly time at the children’s healthcare facility,” La’Shanta mentioned. “Everything we increase from that will go straight to the relatives.”
The Barrows reported that they will be accepting suppliers up until the day of the festival. Admission is $5 for entrants 16 decades outdated and older.