Craft beer on tap at arts show

BUCKHANNON — Plenty of sun and seasonably warm temperatures in the 70s and 80s will usher in more than 25 West Virginia artists who plan to sell their wares at the Spring into Art show today and Saturday at the Event Center at Brushy Fork.

Hosted by Artistry on Main, the Spring into Art show is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Offerings on display and for sale will include soaps, candles, jewelry, photography, wood carvings, mixed media art, fine art, baskets, fiber art, pottery, acoustic guitars, notecards and stationary, metal work, hand-blown glass, leather and more.

There’s no catch — it’s just all handcrafted, Artistry on Main president Christine Keller said Thursday.

“We’ll have close to 28 different artists,” said Keller, who makes colorful jewelry branded as Chrizart. “There will be everything from guitar-making to jewelry. We’ll have a weaver and a blacksmith. It’s really a nice variety that will include a potter, painters and photographers, and they’re from all across West Virginia. They’re coming from Lewisburg and Charleston to be part of the show.”

And if you’re thirsty while perusing the selection, stop to sip a sample of West Virginia-brewed beer. Event center manager Sean Harris said Big Timber Brewing of Elkins and Morgantown Brewing Company will both be coming, likely bringing a total of six to eight types of beer. In addition, Lambert’s Winery in Weston will also be on site.

“We’ll have strawberry wine and a few other wines available form Lambert’s Winery,” Harris said Thursday. Sampling begins at noon both days.

Keller encouraged the community to stop by today, Saturday or both.

“I really think people ought to come on out and support the arts in the community so we can keep doing what we’re going,” she said. “Everything here is handcrafted, and on Saturday, there will be a make-and-take arts project for children to do while their parents shop.”

A face painter will also be on the premises both days, she added.

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