Hendersonville, NC – The Arts Council of Henderson County is proud to present the 60th annual Art on Main fine art/fine craft festival along Hendersonville’s historic Main Street, September 28-29, 2019. Festival hours will be 10am–5pm both days.
One of the region’s most popular outdoor arts festivals, Art on Main will feature fine arts and fine crafts from local and regional artists, as well as many artists from states beyond the southeast region. More than 100 artists will participate in this juried and judged festival.
The Art on Main committee has received applications from and accepted a wonderful variety of artists in many media. In particular, ceramic artists will present a wide variety of approaches to working with clay. Ken Jensen’s most recent body of work focuses on musical instruments. He throws horns on the potter’s wheel in sections, then connects them for finished pieces that sound like bugles, shofars and didgeridoos. He also makes guitars with electric pick-ups. Raku artist, Andy Smith, creates both oriental forms with tight geometrical design and more free-flowing work with “sagger” raku. Mike Hamlin uses multiple colored crater or matt glazes on his vases, platters and bowls. Multiple firings create a surface with movement and texture.
The Art on Main committee has chosen the mixed media painting Dahlias #4 by Kendra Runnels for this year’s marketing image. Kendra creates mixed media pieces of artwork depicting dreamlike, nostalgic and natural scenes using a combination of collage, pattern, texture and layers of acrylic paint. Her subjects vary a great deal, from people walking in the rain, street/location scenes to animals and nature. She loves creating beautiful works of art that will keep you looking closer for the story in each piece.
Art on Main is presented by the Arts Council of Henderson County with major support provided by Morris Broadband. In addition, the festival is sponsored in part by the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority (www.visithendersonvillenc.org). the Dr. Minor F. Watts Fund at the Community Foundation of Henderson County, the City of Hendersonville, and Mast General Store.
The Arts Council of Henderson County is a community organization that promotes, advocates for, and nurtures the arts in Henderson County and Western North Carolina. Its office is located at 2700A Greenville Hwy., Flat Rock NC 28731.
The Arts Council is supported in part by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources; funds administered by the Community Foundation of Henderson County, Henderson County, Henderson County Tourism Development Authority, and the City of Hendersonville.