The Arts Council of Henderson County will present the 55th annual Art on Main fine art/fine craft festival along Hendersonville’s historic Main Street, October 4 & 5, 2014. Festival hours will be 10am–5pm both days.
One of the region’s most popular outdoor arts festivals, Art on Main will feature fine arts and fine crafts from local and regional artists, as well as many artists from states beyond the southeast region. More than 70 artists will participate in this juried and judged festival.
Among the new artists for this year is jeweler Ivy Solomon. Ivy comes to Art on Main from Oak Park, MI, where she creates her silver and resin jewelry. She has won recognition for her colorful pieces from publications and art fairs across the country. Also new to Art on Main, Keith Berner uses up-cycled materials to create his metal art. His work includes wall pieces and wrist cuffs that make an unusual and visual statement. Keith is a Hendersonville resident, and a recent Regional Artist Project Grant awardee. Amy Perrier, new to Western North Carolina, brings her acrylic paintings of nature to us from Michigan. Brian Kuehn, local pastel artist has had one of his images chosen as Art on Main’s marketing image for 2014. His pastel painting, “The Pond,” will be seen on postcards, posters and T-shirts promoting this year’s show. Nancy Strailey, of Columbia, SC will return to Art on Main with her wildlife drawings. Nancy uses colored pencils on exotic handmade papers to achieve the visual richness of her drawings.
The Art on Main committee has also gathered a diverse group of artists for live arts demonstrations which will be interspersed throughout historic Main Street this year. Demonstrations will include raku pottery, journal crafting, calligraphy, blacksmithing, basket making, pastels, and painting. Artists will take time to explain their processes and motivation and many will have finished work for sale.