Craft show this weekend
by Hawkins Teague
Oct 24, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Friday and Saturday will be the first Fall Fine Art and Craft show put on by the Lakeland Artisans Guild. Member Curran Copeland is expecting a great one.

“I’m a little anxious since this is our first show,” Copeland said last week, “but the quality of vendors we have for this show in unbelievable. I’m awed by them. I’ve been to a lot of shows, and I’ve never seen this small a show with this kind of quality.”

Copeland said that to feature the kind of quality they have assembled for the show, most shows would have as many as 100 vendors. He said he is currently expecting about 20 vendors, but said there might be more. The vendors will include Gayle Mitchell, Judy Freeman, Joyce Stacer, John Taylor, Kay’s Gifts, K & G Crafts, Ken Roberts, Gothic Jewelry, Joann Harvey, John Sharron, Chalice, Glitz by Fritz and Millie’s House Pieces, made by Mildred Grasty.

The show will also feature Sweet and Snappy, which is wildlife photography; Bluegrass Essentials, which makes soap and body products; and Sweet Sawdust, which are Copeland’s wood carvings. Other booths will include Annette Owlsy, Dagwood Crafts, Sharie Gogas and Angie Brown. Copeland also said he has had three new vendors sign on since last week.

Copeland said the majority of the artists were local, although some would be from Tennesee, Illinois and Missouri. He said he expects lots of people from out-of-town because he has received inquiries from Nashville, Louisville, Indianapolis and many other cities. He said the Trigg County Tourism Center had unloaded about 700 brochures to people passing through.

The show will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Broadbent Square on Oct. 26 and 27. Copeland said there would be parking available in the field behind Cracker Barrell and Wendy’s.
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