Ready, Set, Shop!

Looking for a fun place to kick off your holiday shopping season, while supporting local and regional artists?

Here it is: The Carolina Artisan Craft Market!

This three-day market, now in its 46th year, gathers more than 110 contemporary fine craft artists all in one place, for a handcrafted artisan shopping experience, artist demonstrations, live music and an award-winning art exhibition.


Works by Amy Flynn, left, and Mary Ann Scherr. 

What you’ll find: Unique artisan crafts in mediums including ceramics; glass; leather; metal; mixed media; photography; printmaking; wearable and decorative fibers; basketry; and wood, along with one-of-a-kind handmade furniture and both precious and semi-precious jewelry.

Each participating artist is selected by a rigorous jury process, and all ticket sales benefit nonprofit host organization Carolina Designer Craftsman Guild.


Works by clay artists Louis and Christine Columbarini, left, and fiber artist Lisa LeMair.

New this year: Name and location!

Formerly known as the Fine Designer Craft Show, this year’s show moves to the Raleigh Convention Center, and runs this Friday, Nov. 6 through Sunday, Nov. 8.

Show hours are Friday, 5 to 10 p.m., when you can enjoy live music, cash bar and raffle, and meet the artists; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A one-day ticket is $7, and a weekend pass is $10. Children under age 15 are admitted free. Tickets are available online or at the Lobby Box Office in front of Exhibit Hall B, at the Raleigh Convention Center.

For artist information and more details, see

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