June 23, 2010
38th Annual Alumni Arts & Crafts Show begins July 10

The 38th Annual Alumni Arts and Crafts Show and Sale will be held July 10-18 in the Cannon Student Center at Lees-McRae College as part of Alumni Frolic Week.

Come and check out all the handmade arts and crafts on display, and get a head start on your holiday shopping.

The unique show began as an outdoor "clothesline" exhibition held by two Lees-McRae alumni in 1973 and has grown to a show of nearly 30 vendors. Items for sale include pottery, woodworking items, jewelry, pillows, wooden bowls, paintings, crocheted items, ceramics, stained glass, mosaics, floral arrangements and much more.

"Possibly one of the best kept secrets of the summer, the Alumni Arts and Crafts Show is the only show of its kind in the area: held indoors with air conditioning, friendly volunteers, free parking, complimentary refreshments, no admission charge, clean facilities, and the best prices!!! All are welcome at our week-long indoor show! Don't let the rain keep you from coming out to shop! Our show features high quality work at prices that fit any budget," said Michelle Vance Scott '86/'90 coordinator of volunteers for the show.

The schedule for the show is as follows: Saturday, July 10, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, July 11, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; Monday, July 12 - Saturday, July 17, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, July 18, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The show and sale is free and open to the public. For more information on the Arts and Crafts Show and Sale or Alumni Frolic Week, please contact Michelle Scott at or (828) 898-2489.

Since its inception, the show has contributed more than $240,000 to College projects, including the purchase of computers, audio-equipment and physical plant improvements. In addition, an invested endowment of $135,000 provides annual Alumni Arts and Crafts Scholarships to worthy students. All proceeds benefit the college.

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