Spring may seem like a long way off right now but before you know it, it will be here! Our artists often use this time of year for deep creative work while also enjoying a break from traveling to shows.
Grab a cup of something warm (hot cocoa, maybe?) and have a peek at upcoming Sugarloaf Craft Festivals. A leisurely scroll through our New Artists section might spark some great gift ideas for spring weddings, bridal showers, graduations, Mother’s Day and other occasions.
In case you haven’t penciled in the important dates on your calendar yet, here is our Spring 2018 Tour:
We kick off the spring season at a new Central New Jersey location, the NJ Convention and Expo Center in Edison. You might also notice that the Chantilly show is much later than previous years.
We’ll be sharing some interesting artist stories in the weeks ahead. Stay tuned to find out how John Keats’ “Ode On A Grecian Urn” inspired one Sugarloaf artist to choose his craft. Meet the self-taught artist who left a successful career in the Justice Department to become a full-time artist. Learn about a Chinese artist who practices a centuries-old tradition of extracting plant dye from indigo plants.
All this and more, coming up soon!
As always, our spring shows will include many live artist demonstrations of paper making, glass blowing, metal spinning, wood carving and other arts. We’ll also have live music and an interactive children’s theatre by Middle Earth Studios.
We hope your year is off to a great start! We can’t wait to see you in the months ahead.Until then, stay warm!