JUNE 24, 2010 ISSUE

Mountain Top Promotions Craft Show at Banner Elk Elementary July 3 and 4

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Date: Saturday and Sunday, July 3 and 4
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Banner Elk Elementary School
Cost: Free admission

If the popping colors and sparkle of fireworks is not enough to catch your eye, then get excited for some truly amazing and inspiring artwork and craftsmanship at Mountain Top Promotions’ annual 4th of July Craft Show at Banner Elk Elementary School on Saturday and Sunday, July 3 to 4.

“Usually Mountain Top Promotions holds the show at the Great Train Robbery, but this year I’m moving it to the Banner Elk Elementary School field because of its convenience to the Banner Elk parade on Saturday,” said Pat Fay, owner of Mountain Top Promotions and host of the show.

The handmade craft show features free admission and is open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

More than 50 fine artists and crafters traveling from North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Florida, Indiana, Georgia, Kentucky and Virginia will be in attendance, each bringing unique and perfected artwork that is sure to make a great gift or a wonderful treat.

“The food vendors are going to have everything you can think of as well,” added Fay.  “Burgers, fish, Mexican food, steak and desserts like funnel cake—you name it they got it!”

Those who attend the show can look forward to all sorts of fine jewelry, including beaded, crystal and wire-wrap necklaces and earrings, 14-karat gold pieces, metal and stone cuffs, rings and necklaces and glass pendants, all in various styles and sizes. The show features collections from Chris Helvey of Unicoi, Ga., Clay Tinney of Key Largo, Fla., Susan Stewart of Washburn, Ind. and Janice Lippincott of Easley, S.C., among several others.

If your focus is crafts, be on the lookout for locally handmade maple, oak and cherry furniture; pottery and abstract glass-framed pictures by Collin Lane Pottery; handbags from High Point.; dips and treats from Hickory; oil and water-color paintings by Tom Waldon, Audrey Young and Frederick Marshall; tye-dye clothing by Julie Hardy; hand-carved bears and handmade rocking chairs and end tables from Sylva; feather artwork by Juanita Dodson; metal work, from flowers to free form figures, by Shelly and Bud Swan; and handmade wooden baskets for displaying flowers from Buchanan, Tenn.

“Whether you are trying to find something unique for your house, or a gift for someone watching your pet, come and start your season off with our show,” said Fay.

For any artist who would like to get into the show last minute, or for crafters who have questions, call Fay at 828-733-0675. For more information or for directions, call the Avery-Banner Elk Chamber of Commerce at 828-898-5605.