2018 Show and Festival Dates

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Alternative Show Dates:

New England Home Show/Marlboro Feb 9-11
New England Home Show/Boston Feb 23-25
New England Home Show/Foxboro March 23-25
Saratoga Balloon and Craft Festival June 22-24

Juried Art and Craft Festivals:

40th Annual Southern Vermont Art and Craft Festival Aug 3-5
30th Annual Manchester Fall Art and Craft Festival  Sept 28-30
36th Annual Stowe Foliage Arts Festival  Oct 5-7

Jeffrey Gale – traditional wood-splint basket maker

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“I like sharing with people,” says Jeffrey Gale, “its why I’m a basket maker – to keep the old craft alive to people so they know how it was done. Because I think it matters that a human being knows how to go in the woods, without any machinery taking the wood, and knowing how to work it to make […] something purely out of wood that is completely functional and beautiful at the same time.”

Jeffrey Gale, from Strafford, Vermont, demonstrated his traditional wood splint basket making techniques at our 2016 Manchester Fall Art and Craft Festival. His dedication to the craft has earned his work a place in the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s permanent collection.