Village Art & Craft Fair 2023


Celebrating our 51st year in 2023, the Village Art and Craft Fair is Asheville’s premier outdoor art and craft fair and hosts over 100 exhibitors representing all media. The fair draws thousands of eager shoppers from the Southeast to the beautiful tree-covered grounds of the Cathedral of All Souls in charming Historic Biltmore Village. Sponsored by New Morning Gallery and Bellagio Art to Wear.

2023 Fair Dates:
September 9
10 am to 6 pm 
September 10
12 pm to 5 pm 
Fair Information:
  • Free admission. Rain or shine.
  • Located on the grounds of the Cathedral of All Souls and the adjacent block between the church and New Morning Gallery in historic Biltmore Village.
  • Concessions are provided by the Cathedral of All Souls with proceeds benefiting their outreach programs.
Map of galleries in the New Morning Limited family.

This year’s poster design combines Joy Moser’s BLUE RIDGE PANORAMIC landscape with a cat silhouette. Her original painting is on display in the gallery and pictured below.

Posters are $7 and available in the gallery or in our online shop. T-shirts are coming soon!

2023 Village Art & Craft Fair Poster featuring a Blue Ridge landscape framed by a cat silhouette.
Joy Moser, BLUE RIDGE PANORAMIC, oil on canvas, 12″ x 36″
Inspired by natural light, Joy Moser finds the early morning and late afternoon atmosphere intriguing subject matter for her paintings. She works outside "en plein air" in order to capture the essence of a particular moment in time. Moser received a BFA from the University of North Carolina. She worked in commercial art for 25 years before recently returning to painting. Her work has been exhibited in galleries, outdoor festivals and open studio tours in the Charlotte and Asheville area. 
"As long as I can remember I’ve had the desire to communicate my view of the environment through color, shape, line and texture. I work in oils and move around the canvas quickly with bold brush strokes, applying just what is necessary and no more - leaving viewers with their own interpretation. Working outside provides all the information needed to convey a place in time; temperature, smell, sounds are equally as important as color and shape. The Southern landscape is my inspiration." - Joy Moser


If you are an artist interested in the 2023 Village Art & Craft Fair, use the button below to apply via Zapplication. The application deadline is May 12.