In order to uphold the mission of providing a marketplace for the creative community in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Southern Highland Craft Guild is attempting to continue their 73-year old tradition by hosting their first-ever virtual Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands, July 16-19.
This four-day online event will feature a directory of artisans of fine craft, both traditional and contemporary. Visitors to the site will have the opportunity to explore works of clay, fiber, glass, leather, metal, paper, wood, jewelry, and more through the virtual “booths” of participating members. Visitors can shop directly from artists, watch videos of craft demonstrations, interact with artists in their studios through live streams, and participate in a raffle drawing. All proceeds from the raffle will go towards the Guild’s education department.
The Southern Highland Craft Guild hopes to bring the unique experience of connecting with artisans, along with the sense of community and fellowship that visitors find at the Craft Fairs to this virtual event. Many visitors attend the Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands to find unique heirlooms to enjoy now and for years to come, and this year they can do the same at www.craftguild.org/craftfair.