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18th Annual Saluda Arts Festival

May 20, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

It’s time to plan now to attend the 18th annual Saluda Arts Festival May 20, 2023 on historic Main St., Saluda, NC from Nostalgia Courtyard to the Bridge. More than 95 artists will show off a variety of visual art mediums including paintings, pottery, woodworking, fiber art, jewelry, metalworking, and more. Many of the artists exhibiting have participated in this art event year after year so this is a chance to get reacquainted with your favorite artists. Talented artists from all over Western NC and the Upstate of SC will transform historic Main Street in downtown Saluda on May 20, 2023 from 10am to 4pm.
To entertain the thousands who attend the arts festival each year, local performing artists will perform contemporary folk, traditional and blue grass music. Here is the entertainment lineup for the day.
10:00 am-12:00 pm  Life Like Water – Don Mintz Builders Front Porch
Life Like Water is the brainchild of David Matters and is a musical response to a radical shift in awareness. 
Together with his bandmates Megan Drollinger, and Charles Furtado, Life Like Water has developed a sound that straddles the edges of contemporary folk and traditional music from around the world. This music contains elements to fit almost anyone’s taste. You can dance, groove, bob your head, space out, tune in, relax, get excited, and possibly even shed a tear to it. 
2:00-4:00 pm  Asheville Junction – Saluda Moon Glass Studio & Gallery
Asheville Junction is a bluegrass/Americana band from the high country of North Carolina. Their lively, entertaining shows are filled with hot fiddlin’, harmonies and much more. Folks find themselves singing, clapping, and toe-tappin’ along to the music. Tierra Raiti, lead singer and fiddler for the band, has been noticed as a formidable rising musician, and was invited to appear on Woodsongs International Radio Show last year. Asheville Junction formed when mother-daughter duo Tierra and Maria Raiti moved to Asheville and joined up with long-time local musicians Brad Pope on upright bass, Tim Comstock on mandolin and Ken Sager on dobro.




May 20, 2023
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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