The Hermitage Museum & Gardens will host the 4th annual Hermitage Handmade Festival , a celebration of handmade arts and crafts, this Saturday from 11 to 4 p.m.
Guests are invited to shop from over 70 artists, eat from local food trucks, enjoy live artmaking demonstrations, and create their own crafts. The festival is free and open to the public.
The artists selected this year comprise the festival’s largest roster to date. Three artists will be awarded cash prizes up to $500 by guest judge Kimberly McKinnis. McKinnis cofounded the local artist collective For All Handkind and serves as an adjunct faculty member at both ODU and The Governor’s School for the Arts.
Visitors can enjoy acoustic tunes by Brett Williams on the front lawn from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Nate Sacks on the back lawn from 12:30 to 3 p.m. The special exhibition, Conversations: Contemporary Asian Art, will be open for guests to tour inside the museum.
Demonstrations at the Visual Arts School include basket weaving with Rami McKinney from 12 to 2 p.m., painting with Claudia Croneberger from 1 to 4 p.m., and wheel-throwing with Kathy Thumm from 2 to 4 p.m.
Complimentary shuttle service is available from the WHRO parking lot at 5200 Hampton Blvd. The shuttle will run continuously from 11:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Guests can also park at Second Presbyterian Church at 7305 Hampton Blvd. and walk to the Hermitage.
This year’s festival poster was designed by Kimberly Munn of Maple & Belmont . Munn has designed the poster for the past three years.
For additional information and images, please contact Marketing + Design Manager Jennifer Lucy at email@example.com .
The Hermitage Museum & Gardens is a waterfront estate located in Norfolk, Virginia. The museum was founded by William and Florence Sloane in 1937 and includes their collection of fine and decorative art housed in an Arts and Crafts style mansion. The Sloane Collection spans 5,000 years, represents 30 countries, and includes over 5,000 objects. The Hermitage offers exhibitions, outdoor concerts, year-round classes and art camp, gardens and wooded walking trails, and is a popular location for weddings and private events. Open Tuesday through Sunday, 10-5pm. It is free to visit the grounds, and admission to the museum is free for museum members, children under 5, and active duty military, $8 for adults, $5 for students and children ages 6-12. Admission Rates increase during special exhibitions. For more information on the museum and membership offerings call 757-423-2052 or visit thehermitagemuseum.org .