38th Annual Pink Palace Crafts Fair | Arts & Culture
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38th Annual Memphis Pink Palace Crafts Fair
Unique, Handcrafted and Delicious
Memphis, Tennessee (August 30, 2010) -- With farmers markets springing up across the city, and the green movement changing the way we live, it is obvious we are in a hands-on era. The 38th Annual Pink Palace Crafts Fair brings exactly this to Audubon Park, Thursday through Sunday, October 7-10, 2010.
In a recent Commercial Appeal article, the writer discussed a shift in home décor away from the ornate and perfect towards a more rustic aesthetic, where the pieces are unique and handcrafted. For shoppers thrilled by this trend, the Crafts Fair is not to be missed. Drawing artists and craftspeople from the region and beyond, the Crafts Fair offers Memphians treasures not found anywhere else, at any other time.
Jim McGie lives in Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains with his wife and eight kids. They do not have electricity, but they have hand tools, and Jim uses them in the old ways of the Smokey Mountain woodworker. His furniture and utensils, part function and part funky art, are part of the permanent collection of the Tennessee State Museum, each piece completely handcrafted and marked with its own identification number. Check out McGie’s rockers, guitar stands, footstools and kitchen tools at the Crafts Fair.
Whiteville, Tennessee’s Anderson Fruit Farms will be offering their famous apple cider and fried pies. Since the 1930s, this 300-acre family orchard has been growing crisp fruits for generations of Tennesseans. Stop by for a bite of their old-timey goodness or take a jar of apple butter or pear preserves home with you.
From Edom, Texas, Joseph Hopps is bringing his Arbor Castle Birdhouses; magnificent creations built from twisting chunks of cedar trees and found objects. Hopps uses bits of metal, glass and stones to bring life and whimsy to each unique Castle. Though fully functional and intended for habitation by birds and mammals, many owners cherish theirs too much to subject them to the elements, and instead use them to add character to their own homes.
More than 200 artisans will offer their goods at the 38th Annual Pink Palace Crafts Fair, from blown glass to spun pottery, leather-bound books to hand-crafted cooking gear. Food vendors offer all kinds of tasty bits to spice up the day, and for the first time we are offering a beer and wine tent to compliment our full line-up of live entertainment.
38th Annual Pink Palace Crafts Fair at Audubon Park
10am-6pm, Thursday, October 7 and Friday, October 8, 2010
10am-7pm, Saturday, October 9, 2010
10am-5pm, Sunday, October 19, 2010
$7 adults/$5 seniors/$3 children (under 12)
$2 parking off Perkins or free off Cherry Road
For more tickets or more information, call 901.320.6362 or visit www.memphismuseums.org.
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