If you’ve caught spring fever, it’s likely you’re looking for just the thing to spruce up your garden, your home or yourself. You can find it all at the Calico Arts and Crafts Show in Moultrie on Saturday and Sunday, March 17-18. The show combines favorite vendors from the November show as well as new spring artisans.
Using many family linens and trims that she's inherited and others she finds along the way, Vee Martell takes the most attractive parts and creates wonderful one-of-a-kind aprons. In addition to the beautiful lace, coordinating trim and pockets, she adds her "signature" handprint with buttons from grandma's button jar. All of which produce a unique apron that you will not only be proud to own and wear, but pass down from generation to generation! Whether one of these aprons is for you or as a gift for someone you love, it's made with countless hours of happy labor and loving stitches.
Kelley Moon from Johns Creek, Ga., took to art as soon as she was able to hold a crayon. She was a design major; many of her abilities are self-taught. Kelley is now creating unique custom belt buckles made from beads, crushed glass, shredded crystals and rhinestones. Designs range from crosses and fleur de lis to collegiate and animals: no two designs are alike but all are fun and showcase lots of bling.
Keith Donaldson is one of the few people in this country that still practice silhouette art. Creating freehand silhouettes is a dying art.
"This is something I really enjoy," Donaldson said. "It is reminiscent of a different time, when character and values were more esteemed."
With twenty years experience, Keith's list of credentials includes tenure at Walt Disney's Magic Kingdom. Portraits are available of all subjects and make great keepsake gifts.
From ornamental iron home and garden décor, to painted glass and antiques, to whimsical painted children’s furniture and accessories … it’s all together in one location. Don’t forget all the wonderfully delicious gourmet delights to savor and so much more. These items are lovingly made by local artisans and crafts people so you’ll feel really good supporting the local economy while acquiring unique gifts for your friends and family. Clogging teams from around the South will entertain the crowds on both days.
Hours are Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Adult admission is $5. There is free parking for all and free admission for children 12 and under. For more information, please visit www.calicocrafts.com.