Voted Western NC’s favorite art event for nearly a decade (Mountain Xpress), The Big Crafty celebrates the beauty of a human-scale economy and community-building, soul-enriching creative work.
150 carefully-selected artists / local beer / cake & ice cream / music / Splashville / all free & fun!

SHOP INDIE. SHOP HANDMADE. SHOP FUN.

Our artists

The Big Crafty features the work of 150 carefully-selected artists, makers and crafters who embody the dynamism of the independent creative community.

Event details

Directions and parking info and all the extra fun stuff like locally crafted beer, goodies and music.

Apply for an event

We are now accepting applications for our December event. 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 us and for the local and creative communities!

Artist, supporter, collaborator?

Drop us a line with your questions or ideas.