Fine Crafts Fair Displays Local Art

Turning woodChristian Brothers University (CBU) and the Memphis Association of Craft Artists (MACA) announce their second annual Fine Crafts Fair. The Fair will be held on Friday, March 26 through Sunday, March 28 in the Canale Arena on the CBU campus.

In conjunction with CBU and MACA, 15 Memphis City School Art departments will participate in this year’s program. These MCS students will exhibit their work and compete for cash prizes. In addition, the winners of this competition will each spend a day in the studio with one of MACA’s talented award winning artists.

Wood crafted necklaceA silent auction with pieces donated by all participating MACA artists will be held. CBU students will assist with the silent auction during the Friday and Saturday show hours. The proceeds of this auction will be donated to the new CBU Art department scholarship fund.

MACA, a non-profit organization formed in 1966, is the Memphis chapter of the Tennessee Association of Craft Artists. MACA’s mission is to promote and nurture fine craft artists in Memphis. MACA is open to everyone interested in fine craft from the beginner to the most accomplished artist in Shelby, Fayette, Lauderdale and Tipton counties. MACA promotes member communication and education through meetings, workshops, community activities, exhibitions and marketplaces. MACA also encourages persons interested in the arts to join “Friends of MACA” and become involved.

An Opening Reception will be held Friday, March 26, 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. All artist work will be on display and for sale during the Reception. Hours for the Fair are Saturday, March 27, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 28, 11:00-5:00 p.m. Entrance to the show is through the parking lot on Central Avenue. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information on the Fine Crafts Fair contact Gail Grice at gailgrice@comcast.com or (901) 218-5392. To learn more about MACA, visit http://www.memphiscrafts.org/ ###

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