Join us September 26 & 27!

FINE ART & craft festival
SEPT 26-27, 2020
11:00AM - 6:00PM
FINE ART & craft festival
SEPT 26-27, 2020
11:00AM - 6:00PM

Organized Annually By

Proudly Sponsored In Part By

Art on Main Painting for the 61st Annual Art On Main Festival in Hendersonville, NC
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Welcome to ART On Main

Autumn in the Western North Carolina mountains finds thousands of visitors traveling to the region to enjoy its amazing fall foliage. We celebrate fine art and fine craft on the last weekend of September each year by gathering distinctive local artists, as well as highly qualified artists from the southeast region of the U.S. to meet the public and sell their work on Historic Main St. More than 100 juried artists sell fine art paintings, in addition to works in clay, metal, wood, fiber, photography, jewelry, etc.

*This year in an abundance of caution Art On Main will be held virtually in lieu of the in person event.

History of the FESTIVAL

The Art League of Henderson County created a Sidewalk Art Show in 1959 to provide local artists the opportunity to show their work in a relaxed atmosphere while meeting the public to sell their paintings. The original show was two-dimensional work only. Artists casually displayed their art on park benches and planters on Main Street in Hendersonville, while the public strolled the sidewalks.
The Arts Council took ownership of the show in 2003, and artists working in various media, and from outside of our area, were invited to participate. The show still enjoys the involvement of several artists who have been participating for years, and we always welcome new artists who bring exciting new artwork for sale to our area art lovers.
​Artists apply and are juried for quality in their body of work and professionalism in their presentation. The festival hosts around 90 talented exhibitors who share their art with thousands of visiting art lovers.
The inclusion of several Southern Highland Craft Guild members augment the show with their excellent and unique approaches to their art. Guild member participants have included Susan Barrett (clay), Paula Marksbury (fused glass), and Jim McGie (wood), and many others.
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The Schedule

Mark your calendars to watch the live stream on our Virtual Festival page and on the Arts Council of Henderson County Facebook page September 26th & 27th

Saturday , September 26

11:00AM - 1:00PM

Watch the livestream from Facebook or on our Virtual Festival page!

• Welcome to the show!
• Artists Interviews & Demos
• Musical Performances

1:00PM - 4:00PM

Join the artists in the Virtual Showrooms to speak one-on-one with the master crafters themselves

4:00PM - 6:00PM

Watch the livestream from Facebook or on our Virtual Festival page!

• Artists Interviews & Demos
• Musical Performances

 

Sunday, September 27

11:00AM - 1:00PM

Watch the livestream from Facebook or on our Virtual Festival page!

• Awards Ceremony
• Artists Interviews & Demos
• Musical Performances

1:00PM - 4:00PM

Join the artists in the Virtual Showrooms for day two and speak one-on-one with the master crafters themselves

4:00PM - 6:00PM

Watch the livestream from Facebook or on our Virtual Festival page!

• Artists Interviews & Demos
• Musical Performances
• Closing ceremony

Sponsored in part by

Meet the Artists in Virtual Showrooms

Watch the show from the Arts Council of Henderson County Facebook page or right here on the site! Mark your calendars for our livestream September 26th & 27th. While you wait we encourage you to go check out the profiles of our 40 amazing fine art and fine craft artists.

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