Announcing the 38th Annual Crozet Spring Arts and Crafts Festival, benefitting Claudius Crozet Park

April 17, 2018

The 38th Annual Crozet Spring Arts and Crafts Festival will take place Saturday and Sunday, May 12 & 13, at Claudius Crozet Park in historic Crozet, VA. The Festival is a bi-annual benefit for the community owned and operated Park, which has been a vital part of the Crozet community since the land was originally donated in 1958.

The Crozet Spring Arts and Crafts Festival presents over 120 professional fine Art and Craft makers each year to an audience of around 5000 from Crozet and Charlottesville as well as visitors traveling to the area from Richmond, Roanoke, Lynchburg, and Northern Virginia. The Festival is produced by one year-round director, supported by the Park Board of Directors. On the Festival weekend, a staff of over 120 volunteers join in to make the magic happen!

Throughout the two days of the Crozet Spring Arts and Crafts Festival there will be craft demonstrations including glass blowing and plein-aire painting, a full entertainment schedule on the Festival Stage, Virginia draft beer and Virginia wine by the glass (sponsored by the Charlottesville Radio Group), mixed drinks and information on how local spirits are made at Virginia distilleries, a selection of food trucks and vendors, a special Children’s Area with an interactive music program and other activities, and more!

ENTERTAINMENT
Festival Stage Sponsored by WTJU, 91.1FM
All performances are included in the price of admission!

SATURDAY, MAY 12

10:00am Field School Boys Choir
11:00am John Wyant Band
1:45pm Matthew O’Donnell
3:15pm Isabel Bailey

SUNDAY, MAY 13

10:00am WAHS Jazz Band
11:30 Greg Howard and Friends
1:30 Skyline Country Cloggers
3:00pm Roosevelt Dime

The Art and Craft Exhibitors at the Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival are a mix of local and national professionals who applied and were jury selected to be a part of this event. Local artists include Ben Greenberg (photographer), Nancy Ross (potter), Nan Dix (jeweler), Viesturs Osvalds (glass), Brenda Hardman (wood), and more. At the 2018 Spring Festival we will also welcome Exhibitors from Minnesota (Thomas Siciliano, papermaker), Michigan (Sergio Barcena, metal sculptor), North Carolina (John Furches, traditional printmaker, and Lynn Butcher, glass jewelry maker), Maine (Wendy Waugaman, jeweler), Washington (Diana Mullen, fiber work), among others.

Media represented include jewelry, clothing and other fiber work, furniture, pottery and ceramics, home decor, gifts, toys, paintings, photography, leatherwork, culinary arts, and personal care items – all in a range of styles and price points to appeal to the casual shopper as well as the seasoned collector. This is an opportunity to meet the actual makers of these items and works and to develop personal connections and invest in the creative economy.

The Crozet Spring Arts and Crafts Festival is open on Saturday 10am-5:30pm and Sunday 10am-5pm. Parking is free at Claudius Crozet Park. Adult admission is $7, seniors are $6, and kids 12 and under are free, and tickets can be purchased in advance or at the gate. A coupon for $1 off admission is available on the Festival website.

Visit www.crozetfestival.com for details, directions, and more. Join us on facebook, instagram, and twitter for updates and special offers!



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