Festival Organizers Announce 2017 N.C. Arts Marketplace Vendors

The 77th National Folk Festival Announces North Carolina Arts Marketplace Vendors

 The North Carolina Arts Marketplace will feature the juried, handmade creations of the finest artists and craftspeople from the North Carolina region

Greensboro, N.C., August 1, 2017 — Festival organizers today announced 55 vendors that will be showcased in the North Carolina Arts Marketplace at the National Folk Festival, taking place in downtown Greensboro from September 8 – 10, 2017. Our State Magazine is the sponsor of the N.C. Arts Marketplace in 2017.

The N.C. Arts Marketplace will feature deeply traditional crafts and more contemporary artistic expressions rooted in the region’s experience. Pottery, custom furniture, photography, jewelry, textile arts, woodworks, paintings, sculptures, and more will be on display and available for purchase.

The N.C. Arts Marketplace vendors include:

  • A Bit Off Center – Ceramics & Pottery, Winterville, N.C.
  • Airtight Artwork – Sculpture, North Charleston, S.C.
  • Anne’s Books and Papers – Mixed Media, Winston-Salem, N.C.
  • Art by Kevin Trotter – Painting & Drawing, Lexington, N.C.
  • BD Iron – Metal, Shelby, N.C.
  • Best Pens by Farr – Woodworking, Ridgeville, S.C.
  • Black Dog Gourmet Sauce Company, L.L.C. – Packaged Goods made in NC, Greensboro, N.C.
  • Celtic Pottery – Ceramics & Pottery, Browns Summit, N.C.
  • Chris Hall Design and Photos – Photography, Printmaking & Graphics, Greensboro, N.C.
  • Coastal Hillbilly Leather Goods – Leather, Wilmington, N.C.
  • CopperTide Fine Metalwork and Enameling – Jewelry, Winston-Salem, N.C.
  • CT Pottery – Ceramics & Pottery, Summerfield, N.C.
  • Doodad Craft Guild – Various Media, Greensboro, N.C.
  • Drena’s Dream Quintessential Quilts – Fiber Art, Greensboro, N.C.
  • DStarbuck Gallery, L.L.C. – Painting, Wilmington, N.C.
  • Felted Creations by Anne – Fiber Art, Greensboro, N.C.
  • Found Folk – Painting, Cary, N.C.
  • Four Paw Pottery – Ceramics & Pottery, Trinity, N.C.
  • Fritz Guitars – Musical Instruments, Greensboro, N.C.
  • Gary Fischer Glass – Glass, Greensboro, N.C.
  • Gilded Lily Glass – Jewelry, Hilsborough, N.C.
  • Girlbage – Mixed Media, Hickory, N.C.
  • Great Crochet – Weaving & Textile Design, Sanford, N.C.
  • Hanancrafts – Sculpture & Woodworking, Graham, N.C.
  • HeartMoss Pottery – Ceramics & Pottery, Independence, V.A.
  • Itala Flores – Pottery & Jewelry, Mooresboro, N.C.
  • Kathleen Master Designs – Mixed Media, Holly Springs, N.C.
  • Kuumba’s Heart – Jewelry, Wake Forest, N.C.
  • Lee Mee Art & Design – Painting, Bethesda, M.D.
  • Long Family Farm, L.L.C. – Herbal/Personal Care, Germanton, N.C.
  • Nailah’s Shea, L.L.C. – Herbal/Personal Care & Jewelry, Greensboro, N.C.
  • The Old Crafty Hen – Jewelry, Burlington, O.H.
  • Our State Magazine – North Carolina magazine
  • Our State Store – North Carolina made and inspired products, Greensboro, N.C.
  • Originals by Anne – Fiber Art, McLeansville, N.C.
  • Perpetual Emotion – Painting, Weaving & Textile Design, Greensboro, N.C.
  • Quality Wood Crafts – Woodworking, Clayton, N.C.
  • Raincrow Pottery – Sculpture, Archdale, N.C.
  • ReCaps Art – Mixed Media, Jamestown, N.C.
  • Resinate Art – Painting, Greensboro, N.C.
  • Robinson Ex Files Knives – Mixed Media, Arden, N.C.
  • Rock Reborn – Jewelry, Harrisburg, P.A.
  • Sam’s Spoons – Woodworking, Claremont, N.C.
  • Seagrove Stoneware Pottery – Ceramics & Pottery, Seagrove, N.C.
  • Snell Design – Glass, Jewelry & Metal, Sanford, N.C.
  • Stone-of-Fire Creations – Oil Candles, Greensboro, N.C.
  • Suzanne Love Jewelry – Jewelry, Raleigh, N.C.
  • Sweetgum Puppets – Fiber Art, Greensboro, N.C.
  • Symphl Creations – Herbal/Personal Care, Sanford, N.C.
  • Talbert Instruments Company, L.L.C. – Musical Instruments, Greensboro, N.C.
  • The Black Belt Soap Company – Herbal/Personal Care, Greensboro, N.C.
  • The Oak Guy & Mosaic Lady – Mixed Media, Marshville, N.C.
  • The Pepper Mill Shop – Mixed Media, Wilmington, N.C.
  • Trixie May – Painting & Paper, Greensboro, N.C.
  • Wild South Creations – Woodworking, Summerfield, N.C.
  • Xee Yang’s Hmong Needlework – Fiber Art, Newton, N.C.
  • The Old Crafty Hen – Jewelry, Burlington, O.H.

The N.C. Arts Marketplace will be open during the normal festival hours. To learn more please visit ncfolkfestival.com/marketplace.

Approximately 300 artists—musicians, dancers, storytellers, and craftspeople—will take part in the National Folk Festival, with more than 30 different musical groups performing on eight outdoor performance venues throughout downtown Greensboro. To learn more about these artists, their traditions, and their stories, please visit ncfolkfestival.com . The National Folk Festival will post updates on the Festival’s Facebook page (Facebook.com/NationalFolkFestivalNC), Twitter (twitter.com/NtlFolkFestNC), and Instagram (Instagram.com/nationalfolkfestnc).


About the 2017 National Folk Festival: Co-produced by the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA) and ArtsGreensboro, the National Folk Festival is celebrating the third year of its three-year residency in downtown Greensboro in 2017. The FREE, three-day event is America’s longest-running festival of traditional arts. The National Folk Festival is supported by contributions and sponsorship from corporations, foundations, and individuals. Principal stakeholders and supporters include the City of Greensboro, Greensboro Convention & Visitors Bureau, Guilford County, North Carolina Arts Council, Downtown Greensboro, and Action Greensboro. See complete list and details at ncfolkfestival.com.

About the National Folk Festival: Since it was first presented in St. Louis in 1934, the National Folk Festival has celebrated the roots, richness, and variety of American culture. Championed in its early years by Eleanor Roosevelt, it was the first event of national stature to present the arts of many nations, races, and languages on equal footing. An exuberant traveling festival that embraces the diverse cultural expressions of the American people in the 21st century, the National Folk Festival is FREE to the public, and is produced by the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA) in partnership with communities around the country.

About the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA): The National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA) is one of the nation’s premier non-profit cultural organizations dedicated to the presentation and documentation of folk, tribal, and ethnic arts in the United States. Founded in 1933, it is the nation’s oldest producing and presenting organization with such a focus. Its programs celebrate and honor deeply rooted cultural expressions—music, crafts, stories, and dance passed on through time by families and communities as well as by tribal, ethnic, and occupational groups. The NCTA stresses excellence and authenticity in presenting artists to the public in festivals, tours, concerts, media programs, exhibitions, recordings, and other activities, and works in partnership with communities across American to establish new, sustainable traditional arts events that bring lasting social, cultural, and economic benefits. www.ncta-usa.org

About ArtsGreensboro: As an arts council and community catalyst, ArtsGreensboro connects the citizens of central North Carolina to the arts through a variety of programs and services. Through the years, ArtsGreensboro has awarded more than $22 million in grants to arts organizations and projects, and currently supports approximately 70 grant projects annually. From saving the historic Carolina Theatre and creating downtown’s Cultural Center, to co-producing the National Folk Festival’s first-ever residency in North Carolina, ArtsGreensboro is working to make Greensboro a vibrant destination for work, live and play. artsgreensboro.org