This weekend was the 23rd annual Arts & Crafts Conference at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC. This is the Main Event for devotees of the Arts & Crafts Movement – antiques, reproductions, artisans, educational workshops, you name it. An eclectic bunch of people are drawn in every year by their common love of the works and philosophy of Arts & Crafts.
This was the first year out of the past five that we haven’t displayed at the conference. I wish we’d been able to attend –we missed seeing our old friends, and making new ones. The conference is always fascinating and stimulating, and the venue is gorgeous. I’ve always wondered if it was possible to roast a whole oxen in one of the lobby fireplaces.
The Asheville Citizen-Times posted a slideshow of the show setup and early arrivals on Friday.