The Arts and Crafts Style Comes South with the National Arts & Crafts Conference
The Arts and Crafts Movement
It was the style that changed America forever
In 1910 the Arts and Crafts movement swept across the country, creating a demand for millions of modest, affordable bungalows filled with the handcrafted oak furniture of Gustav Stickley, matte green pottery by Grueby and Rookwood, mica lighting by the Roycroft Copper Shop, and handwoven textiles decorated with cattails, gingko leaves, and purple iris blossoms.
And while it started in New York and Chicago, it didn’t stay just there.
The 30th Anniversary National Arts & Crafts Conference at the Grove Park Inn, February 17 – 19, 2017
“The most important weekend of the year for Arts & Crafts collectors.” – The New York Times
Every February for the past 29 years Arts and Crafts collectors and bungalow owners from across America have converged on the historic 1913 Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa overlooking Asheville, North Carolina, for three days of celebrating America’s only truly original style with:
- Arts and Crafts antiques,
- reproductions displays,
- seminars and workshops,
- house tours,
- and art demonstrations
The Omni Grove Park Inn, is one of the most famous example of Arts and Crafts architecture in the South. More than 2000 people will be shopping the booths of more than 120 exhibitors.
They’ll be looking at both new and old jewelry, rugs, furniture, pottery, artwork, and metalware, all done in the Arts and Crafts style showcasing hand craftsmanship and simple, yet elegant designs.
“In just three days,” explained Johnson, who has written several books on the Arts and Crafts era, “you will see more, do more, and learn more about the American Arts and Crafts movement than you couldanywhere else in an entire year.”
All photos courtesy of Ray Stubblebine.
2016/2017 Poster Designs by Julie Leidel of The Bungalow Craft.