It’s Craft Fair Season and we are excited to see you all on October 15-18th! The Bean Palace Restaurant is itchin’ to serve up some biscuits and gravy, beans and cornbread, and of course, our famous pecan cobbler! Our live bands have been practicing their hearts out for this four-day event and our artists are anxious to show you their beautiful work. In my last blog, I introduced you all to our returning artists, now meet our NEW artists! – Miss Millie
Traveling from Texas, Carol is excited to be among the numerous artists at this year’s Fall Craft Fair! She enjoys sewing special items by hand for babies and children. Items include baby one pieces, blankets, dresses, shirts, headbands and more. Many are made with fun and vibrant patterns that are too cute not to buy! Check out her video below.
With a Masters Degree in Art and a major in sculpture, painting, and pottery from Mississippi College, Liping enjoys making organic art that combines her love for animals and flowers. She uses premo clay to sculpt animals, such as frogs and lizards, then places them on to flower-like ceramic pots. The pots are enhanced with texture, from pushing inside by hand, to create cracks on the outer surface. Multiple layers of glaze are then added, making it a natural home for a frog or lizard. Make sure to stop by Liping’s craft booth to meet her and her animal friends!
After graduating from the University of Arkansas’ School of Architecture, David and Kara decided to apply their design and production techniques to the medium of jewelry and began their business, Arch+Craft. Their pieces are based off of architectural principles such as pattern, balance, proportion, and asymmetry. Arch+Craft’s mission is to deliver a product that is fresh and modern, and appeals to the design‐minded individual. Take a look at many of their modern pieces below and see them for yourself this Fall.
Originally from Springfield, Missouri, Mick Whitcomb produces American Machine Age furniture and lighting. He and his wife, Paige, travel the world sourcing unique materials for their 1900’s themed artwork. Mick pairs antique style hardware with shape and patterns that resemble the early 20th century light bulb design. Each piece has been re-worked, and re-imagined to add new function. Meet Mick and watch his historic-themed artwork light up!
Mark Willson with Willson’s Barnwood Creations:
Founded in 2013, Willson Barnwood Creations started and grew from a family’s drive to save pieces of Iowa’s history. This father and son team repurpose old wood from barns and corn cribs, making it into beautiful, unique and functional pieces of art. With a little help of a crowbar, a hammer, muscle and sweat, the buildings that once were a staple for Iowa families, are turned into one-of-a-kind furniture and decorations. Enjoy their historical pieces of art below and in person at the Fair!
Toby Tatum with Wild-Wildflower:
Originaly from Melbourne, Arkansas, Toby Tatum, will be offering dream catchers made with a variety of vines found in the Ozark Mountains. The webbing is made of waxed lined cord, colorful glass beads and feathers. Her feathers come from roosters, ducks, pheasants, turkey and other game birds. The dream catchers make great decoration pieces, necklaces and earrings. Meet Toby and choose your favorite catcher!
Mississippian, Jordan Clark, is looking forward to bringing some style to Arkansas with handmade dog collars! Bring the pup as your walk through the Fair grounds and make sure to stop by Jordan’s booth to try on some Scatter Brained Collars! We bet you and your dog will love his new look!
Larisa and Igor are looking forward to the beautiful drive through the Ozark Mountains and experiencing their first year at the War Eagle Mill Fall Craft Fair! The couple specializes in making wooden jewelry of all sorts, including necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. See her stunning pieces when visiting the Mill this October!
Amber Garza with Luckylulu:
In the market for vintage bird houses or funky bracelets? Amber has got you covered! Her bird houses will be a fun addition to your yard and a conversation starter with your neighbors. Check them out!
Traveling from Mississippi, Dustin is excited to share a variety of custom lights with Fair visitors. He uses a poly vinly material in a variety of colors to design 15 different shaped fixtures that look mesmerizing when hung inside or outside. Each light comes with an LED bulb and a remote control that allows the light to shine in 16 different colors. We are positive you’ll find a color that will make your day even brighter!
Missouri Artist, Lee Rouda, is excited to be among so many talented artists at this year’s Fall Craft Fair! She’s ready to show off her limited edition of fine art prints and canvases. You’ll be drawn in by the numerous mediums used to create such beautiful work. See her amazing pieces soon!
Did you know that there are three shows happening during the October Fair? War Eagle Mill craft vendors are located on the Mill parking lot grounds. The Sharp Craft Show is located on the fields adjacent to the Mill and across the bridge is the War Eagle Fair Show. Enjoy all three from October 15th to the 18th!