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For Immediate Release
Fine Craft Fair Set for Nov 18-19
Foothills Craft GuildOctober 21, 2011 - The Foothills Craft Guild will be presenting their 45nd annual Fine Craft Fair on Friday and Saturday, November 18 and 19, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, November 20, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the historic Jacob Building in Knoxville's Chilhowee Park.

The Southeastern Tourism Society has designated a Fine Craft Fair as a Top 20 Event. Chartered in 1968, the Foothills Craft Guild is the oldest artisan's guild in Tennessee and is dedicated to promoting and preserving the finest handmade crafts in the state. Featuring the original work of over 150 Tennessee artisans, this event showcases traditional and contemporary crafts of the Tennessee region that are all handmade by juried members of the Foothills Craft Guild.

Necklace by Karan DotsonJust a few examples include:
  • Woodwork
  • Pottery
  • Weaving
  • Dolls
  • Leatherwork
  • Printmaking
  • Stained Glass
  • Jewelry
  • Metalwork
  • Sculpture
  • Basketry & more!

    Just for children there will be a Kids' Hands-On Craft Booth, sponsored by the Appalachian Arts Craft Center, on Saturday and Sunday where children can explore the fun of doing small crafts projects like straw weaving or stamping greeting cards. There will also be a variety of daily educational craft demonstrations such as basket making, woodworking, marbling, and spinning.

    Admission is Adults $6, Seniors $5, and Children 6 and Under Free. For additional information on a Fine Craft Fair, please visit www.foothillscraftguild.org. Join Foothills on Facebook - facebook.com/foothillscraftguild.

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