A! Magazine for the Arts

Gathering the Gap seeks artisans

March 19, 2024

Big Stone Gap, VA.The Gathering in the Gap Music Festival invites regional artisans to create, display and sell their wares at the annual festival Saturday, May 25. Artisans will be selected for high quality and outstanding work for the mutual benefit of all participants. This year’s event features a star-studded main stage lineup.The festival is held in and around the historic grounds of the Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park in Big Stone Gap, Virginia,and vendor space is limited.

All items for sale must fit such categories as country, primitive, rustic, shabby chic, vintage, traditional and contemporary folk art. Items should include mediums such as textiles, handcrafted furniture, metalworking, original art, pottery, gourmet foods, basket making, instrument making, stained glass, jewelry making, soap making, etc. Artisans agree to sell complete, finishedand ready to use products. No unfinished wood kits or patterns, silk flowers or general items made from craft kits will be considered.

Additionally, antique vendors and dealers are invited to display and sell their wares at the event. Items from all historical periods are encouraged. For an application, visitwww.gatheringinthegap.org, emailgatheringinthegapvendors@gmail.comor call 276-523-1322. Vendor applications are due by March 31.

For more information or to purchase tickets to the festival, visitwww.gatheringinthegap.orgor call the park at 276-523-1322.