Mattie Felker, student at Appalachian State University, visits Art on the Greene and looks through local watercolor art.
The festival venue was packed full of visitors looking through each vendor tent.
Lucas Hundley of Jonas Ridge demonstrates the making of a Windsor chair, with locally sourced wood.
Wire art is on display by “Tess,” who makes each individual product.
Courtney Fall Tomchick of Clemmons shows off her Raku ceramic designs.
Keith Finger of MacFarlan, W. Va., mans his organic food product table.
Handcrafted Soy Candles from Karen Holt on display.
Jessica Harkey’s illustrations on display inside her artist tent.
Jessica Harkey smiles near her banner at “Art on the Greene.”

Mattie Felker, student at Appalachian State University, visits Art on the Greene and looks through local watercolor art.
The festival venue was packed full of visitors looking through each vendor tent.
Lucas Hundley of Jonas Ridge demonstrates the making of a Windsor chair, with locally sourced wood.
Wire art is on display by “Tess,” who makes each individual product.
Courtney Fall Tomchick of Clemmons shows off her Raku ceramic designs.
Keith Finger of MacFarlan, W. Va., mans his organic food product table.
Handcrafted Soy Candles from Karen Holt on display.
Jessica Harkey’s illustrations on display inside her artist tent.
Jessica Harkey smiles near her banner at “Art on the Greene.”
BANNER ELK – “Art on the Greene” took place July 1 to 3 at the Historic Banner Elk School as an exciting way to celebrate the Independence Day holiday. As the second weekend over the summer season in which the town will host the art festival, attendance was full and artists were happy to meet and discuss their crafts with visitors.
From woodworking to wire sculpture to illustration and pottery, the festival gave artisans from many different states the opportunity to display their different talents and works of art.
Courtney Fall Tomchick of Clemmons hosted a tent full of individually crafted Raku ceramics, which is a specific type of Japanese pottery. Her style makes a typically unconventional style of art much more conventional, turning pieces into clocks, cabinet knobs, jewelry and more.
Making Windsor chairs and other woodwork goods, Lucas Hundley hand makes each product he vends, with a local artist helping to paint them every now and then. Hundley is passionate about locally sourcing his materials and accurately representing the original way to craft Windsor chairs, which make them last for generations.
Keith Finger of MacFarlan, W. Va., offered his organic food products like granola bars, meal kits, teas and seasonings. Finger heard about the festival after vending at the Banner Elk Woolly Worm Festival and from other local artisans. He now vends at three of the four “Art on the Greene” weekends every year.
Artists of all kinds gathered to represent their skill, each with a gift of passion and creativity to share with the local community. The next “Art on the Greene” weekends will be Aug. 6 and 7, and Sept. 3 and 4 at the Historic Banner Elk School. For more information, visit to www.bannerelk.com/members/art-on-the-greene.
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