Thursday, September 27, 2012 —
DATE: October 19, 20 & 21
LOCATION: The Cabarrus Arena & Events Center
HOURS: Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6 & Sun. 11-5
The 32nd annual Christmas Made in the South kicks off the holiday season at The Cabarrus Arena & Events Center Oct. 19th – 21st. This festival features the handmade works of over 300 artists and master craftsmen from over 23 states and Canada. The artist will be creating contemporary and traditional one-of-a-kind pieces in a broad spectrum of media.
Charlotte was the starting point of the Christmas Made in the South festivals 32 years ago and has grown to become one of the largest regional juried arts and crafts festivals in the nation. Before artists and craftsmen are allowed to participate, their work is critiqued by a panel of experts. Hundreds of applications are received each year and notified in January if accepted.
“Our goal is to bring a diverse mix of arts and handmade crafts to communities throughout the Southeast,” says Bob Hunt, President of Carolina Shows, Inc. The show focuses on original work and unique crafts, therefore avoiding mass-produced items. In addition to the craftsmen the show allows gourmet specialty booths; however, even these exhibitors must have a history of uniqueness.
“The show goers enjoy interacting with the craftsmen, learning their techniques as well as the inspiration behind their work. Picking out decorative objects and designs that add unique interest to the home is a common practice at Christmas Made in the South as well as gift buying for that “hard to shop for” friend or family member”, says Hunt.
Sunshine Artist Magazine, the art industries leading publication, recently rated Christmas Made in the South as one of the top 100 craft festivals in the nation. “Being ranked in the top 100 out of more than 10,000 craft shows nationally is certainly an honor,” says Hunt.
Check off items from your holiday shopping list while enjoying the experience of Christmas Made in the South with family and friends. Discover our Holiday Buffet for a full course meal of wondrous food and treats! The event is Friday - Sunday, Oct. 19th – 21st. Times are Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, and 11a.m.-5p.m. Sunday. Admission is $6 for adults and children under 12 are free. One admission is good for all three days with a hand stamp. PARKING IS FREE!
For more information please contact Russ Hunt 704.847.9480 or go to www.MadeInTheSouthShows.com.
Featured Artists The Ryan’s
Donna & Charlie Ryan are artists from Winston Salem, NC. All of the Ryan’s unique ornaments are original ideas and hand painted for that special someone!
TRENDS FOR 2012!
Every woman is on a life-long search for the perfect handbag. Handcrafted bags come in all shapes, sizes, monogrammed and colors offering unique features for all personalities.
In terms of clothing wearable art jackets head the list of popular items, scarves coming in second.
Scarves are making a comeback and so versatile. They can be worn as belts as well as accents and warmth. Both woven and hand painted silk are popular year-round. Colors for this fall are bold.
Thursday, September 27, 2012 —
DATE: October 19, 20 & 21
DOT closes roads in Cabarrus due to flooding
Charlotte - Heavy rains over the last several hours have prompted the N.C. Department of Transportation to temporarily close several roads in Cabarrus County flooded by rising waters. Sections of Rocky River may reach 17 feet and spill over its banks today, while localized flooding is still possible across parts of the Charlotte region through this afternoon.
Highlight of Town Creek Under the Stars will be the Moon on March 15
Mount Gilead – Town Creek Indian Mound will host Town Creek Under Stars on Saturday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m. Participants will view the nearly full Moon and learn fun moon facts. The March full moon, called many different things by various American Indian tribes, was an important one in that it marked the end of cold weather and the beginning of spring
NCDOT Will Close A Section Of Wilshire Avenue In Cabarrus County For Bridge Replacement
The N.C. Department of Transportation will temporarily close a section of Wilshire Avenue in Concord at 8 a.m. Saturday, weather permitting. Crews will replace the bridge over Irish Buffalo Creek, requiring the road to remain closed through November 1.
Concord Mills adds Sea Life Charlotte-Concord to its brand of shopping
CONCORD – Concord Mills, the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in North Carolina, has added Sea Life Charlotte-Concord to its roster of popular retail stores, plus family dining and entertainment options. Sea Life Charlotte-Concord will further solidify Concord Mills’ position as a leading attraction for local shoppers and visitors from across the U.S. and beyond, according to the shopping giant.
GRITS: The Musical returns to Wingate University this weekend
Wingate, N.C. – GRITS: The Musical (Girls Raised In The South) returns to The Batte Center at Wingate University this weekend. Based on southern stories in the book by Deborah Ford, Erica McGee, president of McGee Productions, wrote the script and songs for the musical. The musical premiered at Wingate University in 2008.
DENR staff working with utility at site of Dan River spill in Rockingham County
RALEIGH – Staff with the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources have been alerted to a spill of coal ash from a stormwater pipe into the Dan River in Eden and are on-site working with Duke Energy officials to control the spill to protect public health and the environment.
Wingate University Singers and Chamber Choir begin winter tour
Wingate, N.C. – The Wingate University Singers and Chamber Choir, under the direction of Dr. Kenney Potter, will be performing concerts around the state. They will perform sacred works from the 18th century as well as the 21st century. Additionally, they will be performing African-American spirituals and South African folk songs.
Town Creek Under the Stars will view Neptune and Mercury on Feb. 8
Mount Gilead – Town Creek Indian Mound will host Town Creek Under Stars on Saturday at 6 p.m. Participants will view Neptune and Mercury side-by-side in the western sky at sunset.
Charlotte man’s stop for soda leads to $100,000 win
RALEIGH – Vernard Jones stopped Monday morning to buy a soda at the Quick ‘N E-Z on West Trade Street in Charlotte. While there, he bought four Mega Bucks tickets for $5 each. As the Charlotte resident scratched off the second ticket, he found out he won big.
CBCC launches Pints for Pounds campaign
The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas (CBCC) has launched its fifth annual ‘Pints for Pounds’ campaign to support Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. CBCC will donate seven pounds of food for every blood donation now through Feb. 28.
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