Charlotte Craft Show Featured in ‘Charlotte Arts See and Shop Package’ for Weekend Visitors

CHARLOTTE, N.C., October 21 /PRNewswire/ — Enjoy a full weekend on November 5 and 6 of exquisite visual arts in Charlotte! Elite craft artists nationwide are gathering at the Charlotte Craft Show during the holiday season to market their own creations… then be pampered at the historic Dunhill Hotel and enjoy fine dining at your choice of uptown restaurants… all conveniently packaged for you in a new Charlotte Arts See & Shop Package.

Charlotte Arts See & Shop Package

Nov. 5 & 6 includes:
— Dunhill Hotel — One night in a luxurious room.
— Dinner for Two — Choose from several fine dining restaurants in
uptown.
— American Craft Council Show — Two tickets to this juried craft show,
where shoppers and collectors can find unique gifts just in time for
the upcoming holiday season.
— Mint Museum of Craft + Design — Two tickets to this internationally
recognized museum whose collection includes ceramics, furniture, glass
and wood crafts.
— McColl Center for Visual Art — Two VIP passes to ‘Open Studio’ where
you can experience the artists at work (Nov. 5).
— The Light Factory — Two VIP passes to their newest installation ‘Third
View.’

All for one price of $245.00. For more information or to book your Charlotte Arts See & Shop Package call Cindy Ballaro 704-889-ARTS (2787).

While at the Charlotte Craft Show, note these consumer tips for buying great craft

* Have a plan in mind. For the serious collector or first time buyer,
target the artists or type of art you want to see first.
* Talk with the artists.
* Take notes. There are many exhibitors and great artwork to see.
* Experiment. Discover new mediums you may not have known or appreciated
before.
* Discover the functionality of craft. Craft art’s most unique
characteristic is its usefulness. It’s made to be touched, picked up
and used.
* Buy what you like. Your appreciation of the work creates the value of a
piece, not how much it costs.
* Buy it now, or forever wish you had. Ask the artist if the piece is one-
of-a-kind or if he or she has similar items they can show you that are
not on display. If you find a piece you really love, and want to think
about purchasing it, you may find it sold when you return.

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