There is truly a cornucopia of creativity at the 50th Annual Capital City Art and Craft Show, everything from the simple to the sublime can be found within the artists booths. Nearly 160 creative artisans display treasures from traditional to contemporary for sale including jewelry, pottery, photography, fine arts, stone and metal sculpture. For many customers it’s an annual ritual to spend a day here, seeing their favorite exhibitors and meeting new ones, buying new works including gifts for the approaching holiday season. The show will feature artisans from seven states. The Country Kitchen will be offering delicious fall favorites and vendors will provide specialty food items.
Each year the sponsoring Kanawha City Lions Club provides the 15,000 visitors a weekend showcasing a Civic Center filled to the brim with high quality original items at affordable prices. Many of the craftsman are demonstrating products in progress. Visitors can also enjoy sampling a variety of West Virginia produced food products like salsa, dips, jellies, pickles, meatballs, cakes, sauces and wine. Regional authors will also offer book signing.
Since the Show’s inception, the Lions Club have used the proceeds of the event to donate more than $1.3 million dollars to state and local charities, as well as providing more than $100,000 in eyeglasses for local residents.
Craftsmen provide door prizes that are drawn continually.The first 250 attendees each day are given a “Lions Buck” discount coupon good for a discount on your first purchase. A coloring contest for children provides cash prizes to winners in various age groups.
Persons attending the show are encouraged to bring nonperishable food products, which are provided, to local food pantries.Each year Lions are able to collect several thousand pounds of food to help those in need.
Sunday, November 19 at 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Charleston Civic Center, Exhibit & Convention Hall
200 Civic Center Dr, Charleston, WV 25301