The Big Crafty is a hand-to-heart celebration of creative exuberance held twice annually in the heart of beautiful Asheville, NC. Our guiding principle is that supporting creative venturers makes for a stronger community, and our aim is to make doing so fun.

We extend warm welcome to the rich pageant of basement and backyard artists, juried prize-winners, and those who delight in them. And we’re so grateful to have been voted Best Arts/Crafts Fair in the annual Mountain Xpress readers’ poll every year since we began in 2008. We invite you to join us in supporting the creative community in all its go-for-broke, full-of-heart, boundary-pushing, human-scale, all-in, full-tilt glory.

We’re missing seeing our artists in person, but we’re posting their wonderful work to our Gift Guide on Instagram. (New posts daily!)

Check out our list to support artists!

Our artists

The Big Crafty highlights the work of carefully-selected artists, makers and craft innovators who embody the heart and the dynamism of the independent creative community.
December lineup

About

Voted Western NC’s favorite art event for more than a decade, The Big Crafty celebrates the beauty of a human scale economy and community-building, soul-enriching creative work.

Information for Artists

We extend warm welcome to a rich pageant of basement and backyard artists, juried prize-winners and brand new creative spirits.

Thank you!

To the City of Asheville, the Asheville Area Arts Council, Horse & Hero, and Leah B. Noel, CPA: The Big Crafty thanks you, and our artists thank you, for all you do for  the creative community!

Artist, supporter, collaborator?

Drop us a line with your questions or ideas.