June 27, 2011
39th Annual Alumni Arts and Crafts Show begins July 9

The 39th Annual Alumni Arts and Crafts Show and Sale will be held July 9-16 in the Cannon Student Center at Lees-McRae College as part of Alumni Frolic Week. Discover unique handmade arts and crafts, and get a head start on your holiday shopping.

The 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, wood crafts, jewelry, framed photography, paintings, crocheted items, ceramics, yard art, stained glass, mosaics, floral arrangements and much more.

"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 9, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, July 10, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; and Monday, July 11 - Saturday, July 16, 9:30 a.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 by email at or by telephone at (828) 898-2489.

The Alumni Arts and Crafts Show is held indoors in the Cannon Student Center at 191 Main Street West. The show is air-conditioned, and major credit cards are accepted.

Since its inception, the show has contributed more than $250,000 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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