Craftsmen’s Classic Arts & Crafts Festival
The Craftsmen’s Classic was founded 43 years ago by the Gilmore family of Greensboro, NC. Clyde Gilmore, a jewelry maker, wanted to create a “family” of artists and craftsmen, nationwide, that could stage indoor festivals showcasing their totally original works and interact one-on-one with the public.
The first of these events, the “granddaddy” and prototype of all the others on today’s schedule, was the Christmas Classic, Thanksgiving Weekend, at the Greensboro Coliseum. The hallmark of the shows, from the beginning, is creative excellence and absolute originality in every specialty. Clyde and his wife, Tami, design each Classic with a fine balance of crafts and fine art and the specialties within those areas. There is careful thought given to a balance of traditional and contemporary works as well. More than 6,000 of the country’s finest artisans are members; depending on the size of the facility, there are between 250 and 450 participants in a Craftsmen’s Classic show.
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November 23, 2018 – Fri. (9am – 6pm)
November 24, 2018 – Sat. (10am – 6pm)
November 25, 2018 – Sun. (11am – 5pm)