Inspiration abounds at the 2nd Annual Fine Craft Show

By Gail Grice

For one weekend in March, you can purchase the work of Memphis Association of Craft Artists’ (MACAs’) award-winning craft artists, support Christian Brothers University’s (CBU’s) fledgling art program, and encourage promising young artists from Memphis schools…all at the same time. And if you attend the Friday evening reception, you can do it all with a glass of wine in your hand.

[singlepic id=132 w=320 h=240 mode=web20 float=right]The Memphis Association of Craft Artists and Christian Brothers University have once again come together to produce their spring Fine Crafts Fair. The show and sale will be held March 26th–28th in the Canale Arena on the CBU campus. On display will be fine craft in a wide range of mediums, including pottery, glass, wood, and much more.

Each of the participating artists will donate a piece of their work for a silent auction. One hundred percent of the money raised will go to the CBU Art Department Scholarship Fund.

In addition to the fine craft show and sale, over a dozen area school art departments will have their students’ work on display. They will compete for cash prizes and the chance to spend a day in the studio working one-on-one with some of MACA’s talented artists.

A wine and cheese reception will be held on Friday, March 26th, from 5 pm–9 pm. The market will be open, and all artists will be in attendance. The hours for the show will be 10 am–6 pm on Saturday, March 27th, and 11 am–5 pm on Sunday, March 28th. Parking will be available in the Central Avenue lot. This event is free and open to the public.

The Memphis Association of Craft Artists is a chapter of The Tennessee Association of Craft Artists, a statewide, independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1965 to encourage, develop, and promote crafts and craftspeople in Tennessee.

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