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A great crowd-pleaser, the annual Black Mountain Arts & Crafts Show brings several thousand visitors to historic downtown Black Mountain each year. The 18th annual two-day event will be held on Sutton Avenue from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 6 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 7. The juried show features nearly 75 makers of original handmade arts and crafts objects.

Exhibitions feature pottery, ceramics, jewelry, basketry, musical instruments, babywear and art objects created from fabric, wood, metal, glass, fiber and leather. Paintings, photographs, prints, paper-based art and other items will also be featured.

The event is hosted by The Old Depot Association and Gallery, a community-based Black Mountain nonprofit organization.

The Old Depot Gallery, at 207 Sutton Ave., in the historic downtown district, features a permanent showcase for Western North Carolina and other regional artists and crafters.

“This year’s show is filled to overflowing with the best artisan works in the region,” said Gloria Cascio, event manager. “It’s a great time to discover new artworks and unique handmade items, and (it’s) a perfect opportunity for early Christmas shopping.”

Vendors will be selling food, and several musicians will play, including Sorella Jack, Linda Mitchell, Marisa Page and Hope Griffin.

For more, visit olddepot.org or call 669-6583.

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