15th Annual Folk Pottery Show & Arts Festival
Saturday, September 2, 2023
10am - 4pm on the SNC Campus
All are welcome to explore the fascinating world of folk pottery! Admission is free for visitors, children, and families to the festival, the Folk Pottery Museum and other areas.
Northeast Georgia folk potters will be set-up in the Historic Gym where festival goers may talk with them and enjoy the fascinating pottery that they create and sell. Visitors will be able to cast their vote for their favorite piece made by a local folk potter. Heritage art vendors will display and sell their wares on the lawn of the SNC campus. Also, visitors can participate in the festival's fundraising raffle to win pieces created by festival artists.
Festival goers are encouraged to visit the Museum where live potting demonstrations will be done throughout the day. Roger Corn: Folk Art Pottery is the featured exhibition in the Folk Pottery Museum. It highlights the colorful and unusual works of Roger Corn of Lula, GA.
Additionally, the Heritage Site and the Cultural Center, located on the SNC campus, will welcome visitors. About the Heritage Site The Heritage Site features a restored slave cabin from the northeast Georgia mountains and a blacksmith shop built on site. Both will be staffed, with a blacksmith demonstrating on an open forge.
In the Cultural Center, festival goers may visit the local history museum and two gallery shops, which feature the work of artists in a variety of media who live within fifty miles. The gallery shops will present the Mixed Media Masterpieces show. Paintings by three award-winning plein air artists will be on display and available for sale.
Local musicians will gather for an old-time music jam on the Outdoor Stage. Food vendors will be on campus with concessions available for purchase.
Interested in being a vendor at this year's festival?
Completed applications and entry fees can be mailed or dropped off to the Folk Pottery Museum. After sending in a complete application and payment, you will receive confirmation of your spot in the festival within 3 to 5 business days. Please direct your questions or concerns to Emily DeFoor or 706-878-3300.
Interested in volunteering?
All of SNCA's festivals rely on the help of volunteers like you! From checking in artists to selling raffle tickets, we'll work with you to find a spot that fits your interests and abilities. Please contact Volunteer Coordinator Kat Stratton or 706-878-3300 if you are interested in volunteering.