Arts and Crafts at the Virginia Highlands Festival

Arts and Crafts at the Virginia Highlands Festival


GLAD TO BE HERE. MAYFIELDDAIRY.COM. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON EVERYTHING WE’VE SEEN HERE TODAY. HERE TO TELL US ABOUT THE ARTS AND CRESTS FESTIVAL IS VIRGINIA HEART. THE VIRGINIA HEARTS FESTIVAL, A GREAT TIME FOR TO EVERYONE SEE WHAT’S HAPPENING IN VIRGINIA. THERE ARE SO MANY DIFFERENT ASPECTS. ARTS AND CRAFTS IS ALSO ONE OF THE BIGGEST ONES. TELL ME ABOUT WHAT’S NEW THIS YEAR FOR YOU. THIS IS OUR 70th YEAR AND OUR SECOND WE’RE BACK ON THE BARTER’S SQUARE AND WE’RE HAVING — WE’RE BRINGING BACK THE DEMONSTRATION. THE FIRST TIME IN 13 YEARS. WE’RE FOCUSING ON TRADITIONAL APLATCHTCHAN CRAFTS AND WE HAVE MARKET TREE, WHERE YOU TAKE THIN SLICES OF WOOD AND KEEP THEM TOGETHER TO MAKE PICTURES THAT ARE PERMANENT AND AN ART TRYST DOWN HERE IN TENNESSEE IS GOING TO BE — AN OTHER FROM TENNESSEE WILL BE DEMONSTRATING ART AS WOOD BURNING TOOLS. AND THIS DEMONSTRATION TENT IS THE FIRST THING YOU’RE BRINGING BACK IN YEARS, RIGHT? 13 YEARS. WE ALSO HAVE GOT SOMEONE THERE WHO WILL BE DEMONSTRATING VEGETABLE DYEING WITH A FOCUS ON INDIGO BECAUSE UNTIL 1931, THERE WAS NO ALTERNATIVE DYE TO GET THE COLOR BLUE. AND THEY’LL GIVE YOU THE HISTORY. THE LAST WEEKEND WE’RE GOING TO FOCUS ON APLATCHAN HISTORY AND WE HAVE AN AREA OF FAIRLY PROMINENT WRITERS THAT WILL BE THERE. ACCOMPANYING THEM WILL BE MR. KILGORE FROM OVER IN ST. PAUL AND HE’S BRINGING INFORMATION AND ARTIFACTS FROM HIS APLATCHAN COAL MUSEUM. WOW. THERE ARE SO MANY GREAT PEOPLE COMING OUT. HOW MANY TOTAL WILL BE COMING? WE HAVE 68 OVER THE TEN DAY PERIOD. WE HAVE 60 SPACES, BUT YOU CAN EITHER STAY FOR TEN DAYS OR THE FIRST FIVE OR THE LAST FIVE, SO THAT ACCOUNTS FOR THE MORE THAN THE NUMBER OF SPACES THAT WE HAVE. AND THERE IS SUCH A VARIETY. YOU MENTIONED THE WORD “WOOD BURNING.” YOU MENTIONED GLASS BLOWING, AS WELL. WE HAVE A LADY THAT DOES GLASS BUTTONS AND ONE THAT DOES JEWELRY AND ANOTHER THAT DOES CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS. NEVER TOO EARLY FOR CHRISTMAS. EXACTLY. TELL ME A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE ARTISANS THAT ARE COMING. THEY’RE REGIONAL, CORRECT AND. YES. WE HAVE A FAIRLY SENSITIVE JOURNEY BUT IF SOMEONE APPLIES FROM SAY INDIANA WITH THE SAME CRAFT AND GOT THE SAME SCORE AS SOMEONE FROM VIRGINIA, OR TENNESSEE, THE PEOPLE IN THE REGION GOT PREFERENCE FOR PLACEMENT. WE’RE TRYING TO BRING A FOCUS BRINGING IT BACK TO THE AREA. IT’S JUST GREAT TO BE ABLE TO SHOWCASE IT. RIGHT, EXACTLY, AND TO SHOW OFF THE LOCAL AND REGIONAL ARTISTS HERE BECAUSE THERE ARE SOME VERY TALENTED ARTISTS IN OUR NECK OF THE WOODS. O LET’S REMIND FOLKS A DEMONSTRATION TENT WILL BE THERE AND YOU’RE BRINGING IN SOME FOOD TRUCKS AND STUFF, RIGHT? WE’RE CHANGING IT. THERE IS NO EASY PLACE TO GO WALKING. WHILE YOU’RE UP THERE WE’LL HAVE FOUR FOOD TRUCKS, ONE THAT DOES CRAPES, BOTH SAVORY AND SWEET. AND WE ALSO HAVE OTHER VENDORS INSIDE OF THE FOOD COURT. WE HAVE CARLY’S KETSDS CORN KETTLE CORN, AND ALL SORTS OF THINGS. WOW. AND WE HAVE AN OILS PERSON, AND WE HAVE A MOUNTAIN SODA. HE MAKES HIS OWN AND GROWS ALL THE PRODUCTS TO MAKE HIS OWN. YOU CAN GET A BELLY FULL WHILE YOU SHOP. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. WE APPRECIATE IT, NANCY, AND IF YOU WANT TO FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE VIRGINIA HIGHLANDS FESTIVAL, ALL THE INFORMATION IS ON YOUR SCREEN. IT ALSO KICKS OFF THIS FRIDAY

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