Village Art & Craft Fair 2023
ABOUT THE 51ST ANNUAL VILLAGE ART & CRAFT FAIR
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:
SATURDAY September 9 10 am to 6 pm
SUNDAY September 10 12 pm to 5 pm
POSTER SIGNING with Artist JOY MOSER 2 pm to 4 pm on SAT, 9/9
- Free admission. Rain or shine.
- Located at 1 and 3 Angle St on the grounds of the Cathedral of All Souls and the adjacent block between the church and New Morning Gallery / Bellagio in Historic Biltmore Village.
- Concessions are provided by the Cathedral of All Souls with proceeds benefiting their outreach programs.
- Street parking is available throughout Biltmore Village, and a donation-based customer shuttle is provided by the Cathedral of All Souls. Park in the designated lot at 4 Vanderbilt Park Drive.
Take a look at our 2023 Craft Fair Artist Gallery for a preview of what you’ll see at this year’s Village Art & Craft Fair. With over 100 artists representing all media, there’s something for everyone. Click the below for the full photo gallery, the artist list by category, and the craft fair booth map.
FEATURED ARTISTS (from top to bottom, left to right): Joslyn Fine Metalwork, Creative Escape Art & Design, Hog Hill Pottery, Leslie Fawcett Beadwork, Lunadendron, The Exotic Woodworker.
CRAFT FAIR COLLECTIBLES
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.
T-shirts and posters are available at New Morning Gallery or in our online shop.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
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
Joy will be signing posters at the Craft Fair on Saturday, 9/9, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Info Booth.
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