VIP Preview Tickets Available!

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Prefer craft to crowds? Hustle to bustle?

Stroll the craft-bedecked halls of the Asheville Art Museum in style from 11am-1pm with a VIP Preview ticket for only $5!

(Psst — your VIP ticket is also an entry in our beloved Craffle!)

Get your ticket online in advance OR at the door on Sunday. Your ticket purchase helps support The Big Crafty and its mission of promoting indie and handmade creative microbusiness, and we thank you.

For the craft revelers out there, our handmade party is free and fun for all as usual from 1pm-6pm.

Wanna shop community-minded? Need a custom shopping experience? You’ve got it.

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Prefer craft to crowds? Hustle to bustle? Stroll the craft-bedecked halls of the Asheville Art Museum in style from 11am-1pm with a VIP Preview ticket for only $5! (Psst — your VIP ticket is also an entry in our beloved Craffle!) Get your ticket online in advance OR at the door on Sunday. Your ticket purchase…

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Big crafty fun on December 1!

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Join us for a holiday hooray on Sunday, December 1 at the Asheville Art Museum!

(Vendors: apply online!)

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Join us for a holiday hooray on Sunday, December 1 at the Asheville Art Museum! (Vendors: apply online!)

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Thanks, Asheville!

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Thanks for voting us #1 … 5 years running! 

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Thanks for voting us #1 … 5 years running! 

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Big Love Festival

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See you on Sunday, September 15 for a celebration of unchained & independent Asheville!

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See you on Sunday, September 15 for a celebration of unchained & independent Asheville!

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New Vendor Highlights

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A few of the wonderful new artists, crafters & makers in store for you at The Big Crafty on July 7. See our full vendor list for even more great work.

 

 

ROW 1: Half Light Honey StudioJacob Tittle ChairmakerPaper Sparrow,  ROW 2: Half Light Honey StudioLauren ShawPaper Sparrow, ROW 3: Really Pretty CardinalsDapper Paper CompanyMindful Supply Co., ROW 4: Heart Felt DesignsSmart & BeckerRiver Island Apothecary, ROW 5: Design InterventionErin E. CastellanCooke Ceramics, ROW 6: Claw and Boneatticus and colewombat eye, ROW 7: andy herodsadly harmlessEmiline Art, ROW 8: Mezza9Andrew Massey CeramicsValeria Watson-Doost, ROW 9: ello loveyBrio TrioRebecca Sipper, ROW 10: Julie GuyotMeghan McCrarythesilversmith

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A few of the wonderful new artists, crafters & makers in store for you at The Big Crafty on July 7. See our full vendor list for even more great work.     ROW 1: Half Light Honey Studio, Jacob Tittle Chairmaker, Paper Sparrow,  ROW 2: Half Light Honey Studio, Lauren Shaw, Paper Sparrow, ROW 3: Really Pretty Cardinals, Dapper Paper Company, Mindful Supply Co., ROW…

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Big Love Fest celebrates unchained and independent Asheville on Sunday, May 5!

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POSTPONED Due to Crazy Weather: Stay tuned!

Join us on Sunday, May 5 from 1-8pm at Pack Square Park for another good-time celebration of Asheville at its best — indie & unchained!
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POSTPONED Due to Crazy Weather: Stay tuned! Join us on Sunday, May 5 from 1-8pm at Pack Square Park for another good-time celebration of Asheville at its best — indie & unchained! We’ll have: live and DJ’d music from Warm the Bell, Hawks & Arrows, Krektones, Pleasure Chest with Shake It Like A Caveman, Emily Easterly with J Seger, Andy Woodward…

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Now Accepting Applications

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We’ll be accepting applications (via our online application form) for our July event though May 18! Find out more on our vendor information page.

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We’ll be accepting applications (via our online application form) for our July event though May 18! Find out more on our vendor information page.

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Event Wrap-Up

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Thanks to the vendors and visitors who joined us from near and far to celebrate indie craft and creativity!

And the very biggest thanks to our amazing volunteers and the wonderful sponsors who make our event possible: the Asheville Art Museum, Highland Brewing Company and French Broad Brewing Company!

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Check out our event photos & look for The Big Crafty, Big Love Fest & The Big Day in 2013!

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Thanks to the vendors and visitors who joined us from near and far to celebrate indie craft and creativity! And the very biggest thanks to our amazing volunteers and the wonderful sponsors who make our event possible: the Asheville Art Museum, Highland Brewing Company and French Broad Brewing Company! Check out our event photos &…

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Our 10th Big Crafty!

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Voted WNC’s favorite four years in a row (Mountain Xpress)

One of the “Nation’s 50 Coolest Craft Fairs” (Country Living Magazine)

Sunday, December 2

12-6pm

The Asheville Art Museum, Pack Place & Pack Square, beautiful downtown Asheville, NC

• Indie crafters, artists & makers

• Festive DJ’d music

• Locally crafted food, drink & beer from French Broad & Highland Brewing Companies

• Free admission to the Asheville Art Museum‘s many current exhibitions on view in the Museum’s North Wing and (newly-renovated) East Wing

It’s free & fun for the whole family!

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Voted WNC’s favorite four years in a row (Mountain Xpress) One of the “Nation’s 50 Coolest Craft Fairs” (Country Living Magazine) Sunday, December 2 12-6pm The Asheville Art Museum, Pack Place & Pack Square, beautiful downtown Asheville, NC • Indie crafters, artists & makers • Festive DJ’d music • Locally crafted food, drink & beer…

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Go Local Card 2012/2013!

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The good folks at the Asheville Grown Business Alliance will be on hand at the Holiday Big Crafty with the brand new 2013 Go Local Card!

Get deals from 360 local, independent businesses AND get a free 2012 card with your purchase to get you through the rest of the year!

Big Crafty t-shirts will be 20% off for Go Local Card holders, and you can find deals throughout the event from these awesome artists and crafters:

Alena Hennessy
rusticware
Urban Revisions
The Drygoods Shop
krekprints
Sweet Mess Art
Kung Fu Clay
Nate Barton Works
Smoking Turtle Studio
Robin Plemmons
lesliegoods
Blue Fire Studio
Fray Knot
etchville
margaret couch cogswell
cozyblue
arts alive
Buda botanicals
Good Girls Studio
luckycreature.com
Heroes & Criminals Press
Cara Mae Skin Care
Rhetorical Factory
canoo
Figs & Ginger
Marisol Spoon
found*ling
Audrey Laine Collection
Julie Armbruster Fine Art
Gigi’s Pottery & Cards
     

     
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The good folks at the Asheville Grown Business Alliance will be on hand at the Holiday Big Crafty with the brand new 2013 Go Local Card! Get deals from 360 local, independent businesses AND get a free 2012 card with your purchase to get you through the rest of the year! Big Crafty t-shirts will…

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