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Sugarloaf Crafts Festival Includes Renown National and Local Artists
Maryland Most Exceptional Talents Among 250 Artists at April 8-10 Festival
The Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Gaithersburg, Friday April 8 through
Sunday April 10, 2011 will feature the works of more than 250
distinguished artists from across the country, and offer a new theme
“Artful Outdoors.” The Festival will also highlight the wealth of
creative talent in suburban Maryland by showcasing work by
nationally-known, local artists. The three-day Festival will be held
at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg.
The Sugarloaf Crafts Festival will feature an eclectic mix of artists
whose work is exhibited in fine galleries, shown at museums, and
acquired by prestigious collections, as well as new artists showcasing
experimental techniques and bold creative vision. Craftspeople will
display and sell affordable and innovative functional and decorative
pottery, sculpture, glass, home décor, furniture and home accessories,
leather, fiber and wearables, items for the garden, fine art and
The Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Gaithersburg will feature some of the
area’s most exceptional artists, including:
Holly Griffith (Brookeville, MD) Holly’s background in biology and
wildlife ecology has inspired her intricate stained glass pieces for
more than 25 years.
Carol Sher (Montgomery Village) Carol’s hand-drawn calendars, note
cards, stationery and prints feature the humorously flamboyant “glitzy
girl” characters of Lulu, Mew, Lily and Smooch and are sold all over
Jospeh Craig English (Washington Grove, MD) Joseph is an accomplished
painter, printmaker and sculptor whose work has been commissioned by
corporations and institutions to adorn public spaces throughout the
Visitors to the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Gaithersburg will also
find unique works from the artists participating in the show’s theme
Artful Outdoors, in which artists draw inspiration from the natural
environment and the outdoor lifestyle to create one-of-a-kind
The lively marketplace of the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival will be
enhanced by a full schedule of family entertainment. Master
craftspeople will showcase their expertise in live demonstrations in a
range of media, including kinetic sculpture, iron forging,
papermaking, and copper spinning. The Festival also celebrates the
skill of making small-batch specialty gourmet foods, available for
sampling and purchase. Visitors will enjoy live musical performances
from acoustic duo Stan and LeeAnne playing classic favorites, and
children can experience their own medieval adventure with interactive,
dress-up theater and the new “Smoking Dragon Marionette Show” from
Middle Earth Studios.
The Sugarloaf Crafts Festival will be held Friday, April 8 and
Saturday, April 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; and Sunday, April 10
from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds,
located at 16 Chestnut Street, in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
Adult admission to the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival is $7 when purchased
online, $9 for adults at the door, and free for children under 12.
Admission is good for all three days. Free parking is available.
For over 35 years, the nation’s most talented artisans have sold their
contemporary crafts and fine art at Sugarloaf Craft Festivals, rated
as one of the top craft experiences in the country. Last year in only
39 show days, 170,000 visitors purchased over $15 million in fine arts
and crafts directly from the artists at Sugarloaf festivals.