The Southern Highland Craft Guild is proud to be participating in American Craft Week which begins today and runs through October 10. One way we are celebrating is by sponsoring a raffle to raise money for CERF+ Craft Emergency Relief Fund Artists' Emergency Resource. We are selling $5 raffle tickets for the basket pictured above.

The handle basket was made by Dolly Taylor. The material used was white oak and the dyes used were walnut, bloodroot, and yellowroot. The basket comes with the Indian Arts and Crafts Board certificate of authenticity from the Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual, Inc. of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians and is valued at $195.

You can purchase the raffle tickets at Allanstand Craft Shop at the Folk Art Center or you can call the Folk Art Center: 828-298-7928 to order them over the phone. The drawing for the winning ticket will be held on October 31. You do not have to be present to win. We will also be drawing tickets throughout American Craft Week for VIP passes to the Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands coming up October 21- 24 at the Asheville Civic Center

Help us celebrate American Craft Week and raise money for a worthy cause supporting craftspeople across the country!

During American Craft Week the SHCG will also be sponsoring craft demonstrations - some of the artists will supply hands-on activities or they will be donating a portion of their earnings during the week to CERF+ as well.