Mayfaire Celebration – May 5 & 6, 2018

On Saturday and Sunday, May 5 and 6, the grounds of the Floyd Center for the Arts will be transformed into an old-world village square at the Center’s first Mayfaire. All are welcome to join in this family-friendly FREE event, which includes art and craft vendors, live music, artisan demonstrations, kids’ activities and lots more. “We are so excited to host the community at this first-of-its-kind event at the Center!” says Becky Lattuca, the Center’s Director of Programming, “We wanted to have an outdoor event showcasing the area’s creative talents, and we wanted it to be more than just an art and craft sale – we wanted it to be an interactive, fun and festive gathering that all ages would enjoy. So, during the cold, dreary days of winter while longing for the warmth and color of springtime, we decided a Mayfaire would be the perfect way to get together and celebrate our creative community!”

In addition to more than 30 art and craft vendors, there will be free entertainment and activities throughout the weekend. Both days, Bryan Fritts will conduct blacksmith demonstrations at the forge and Stephanie Sky and Maria Ekaterina will host hula-hoop workshops and demonstrations, there will also be Kids’ Maypole Dance Lessons and a Maypole Dance performance by our Maypole sponsors, the Mystic Witches each day. Saturday’s live music includes Kari Kovick of @Heart of the Child Music Education, who will be conducting interactive musical activities geared toward toddlers and children of all ages featuring songs from her new CD, ’It’s You I Like’, followed by performances by Cocobolo, then Flight One Blues Band. On Sunday, students of Scott Perry, Musician & Teacher, will perform. Bubble painting, artisan demonstrations, corn-hole games and other free activities will also be ongoing throughout the weekend.

Festive, renaissance and fairy attire are all welcome and encouraged!  Along with all of the amazing artisanal items available, fairy crowns, face-painting and other hand-made festive accouterments will also be available for sale. The event hours are 10 am – 5 pm on Saturday, and 11 am – 5 pm on Sunday.

Please join us at this FREE event as we celebrate springtime in the Blue Ridge Mountains!

Schedule of Events:

Saturday & Sunday
Kids’ Maypole Lesson
11:30 am & 4 pm
Maypole Dance Performance
by Mystic Witches of Floyd
1:00 pm

Ongoing Both Days

Blacksmith Demos
Hula Hoop Workshops
Stained Glass Demos
Bubble Painting & Other
Art Activities
Corn-hole Games

Saturday Live Music

Kari Kovick from
Heart of the Child
Music Education
10:30 am – 11:15 am
CocoBolo
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Flight One
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Sunday Live Music
Scott Perry Music Teacher’s Student Performances

Artisan Vendors are as follows:

One Painted Leaf

aVeryCraftyGal

Boyd’s Bowls

Sacred Star and Stone

Betse Dunham Pottery

Bronwen Valentine Art

Bryan Fritts

JK Woodworking

Starry Mountain Nights

Gingerly Shaped

Woodruff and Woodruff Pottery

Burning Leaf Forge

Eagle River Crafts

Potrafka Pottery

Appalachian Chick-a-Dee

Fanciful Fun Fairy Wagon

Emilio Santini

Dominique Francesca

Blue Ridge Hardwood Bowls

BeaDazzled

DKFizzles

Tropical Zombies Art

New River Nature

Golden Morning Gardens

Little Raven Clayworks

Studio 119

Appalachian Ties

Nikki Pynn Studio

Frog Hollow Pottery

Moore Design

Floyd County Humane Society

Green Deva

Tom Perry – Author

Cristal’s Unique Collection

Interested in volunteering? Want more information? Contact us at programming@floydartcenter.org or 540-745-4873.

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