Haywood Community College will participate in the Annual Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands on October 16 through 19 at the US Cellular Center in Asheville. Hours Thursday through Saturday are 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Nearly 200 juried artists of the Guild will be selling works of clay, metal, wood, jewelry, fiber, paper, natural materials, leather, and mixed media. The Fair showcases the rich talent, diversity, and craft mastery of Guild members. In addition, there will be craft demonstrations. 

The Southern Highland Craft Guild is a non-profit, educational organization with headquarters at the Folk Art center on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Guild region covers the mountain counties of nine southeastern states from Maryland to Alabama, representing over 900 craftspeople.

“As part of their participation in Haywood Studios – our Professional Crafts student club – current curriculum students in the four Professional Crafts Programs participate in the Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands,” explains Terry Gess, HCC Professional Crafts Program Manager. “The students set up a booth display and manage all sales and customer interaction over the course of the fair. This is an excellent hands-on learning tool and a much anticipated part of their educational experience at HCC.”

HCC’s Creative Arts programs offer an innovative, affordable, and groundbreaking craft education. Two year intensive degree and diploma programs are offered in clay, fiber, jewelry, and wood. Students may also enroll in continuing education courses.

Admission to the Craft Fair is $8 for adults and children under 12 are free. For more information about the Craft Fair, please visit www.craftguild.org. For more information about HCC Professional Crafts Programs, please call 828.565.4159.