Crafty people everywhere are getting excited for American Craft Week on Edisto Island.
With These Hands gallery, one of Edisto’s most treasured stores, has joined the Craft Retailers and Artists for Tomorrow (CRAFT), to participate in its 10-day campaign. The campaign promotes American artists and crafters by dedicating 10 days for displaying, promoting, and selling handmade items.
American Craft Week begins Oct. 3. On that day, With These Hands will introduce the Charleston Tea Plantation tea line to its product line. A representative from the tea plantation will be on hand serving up free samples from North America’s only tea plantation.
On Saturday the gallery will display paintings by a new artist out of nearby Yonges Island. The artist, Alice Steward Grimsley, specializes in watercolors and oils. Her paintings will be available for purchase.
Check out some of the other artwork in the gallery, much of which captures Edisto’s unparalleled beauty.
The gallery will continue Craft Week on Sunday even though the store is typically closed on Sundays. It will be open from noon to 4 p.m. to celebrate the kick-off weekend of American Craft Week.
Craft Week will continue throughout the week and into the following weekend. By Friday, Oct. 10, a representative from the Charleston Tea Plantation will be on hand again with free samples.
On Saturday, Oct. 11, there will be free samples of Sallie’s Famous Dips along with sweets made from Elin’s Edisto Local Honey and Kinloch Plantation Peanut Oil.
Sunday, Oct. 12 marks the end of the Craft Week, and With These Hands will be open from noon to 4 p.m.
Come out to support Edisto’s gallery and local artisans during Craft Week! Door prizes will be given out each day of the celebration.
The gallery has been open for 30 years. It’s located right on the bank of Store Creek and is a favorite among Edisto’s locals and visitors. Many people consider it one of the island’s most historic landmarks.
Visit the gallery if you’re in town and help support a local business and local artisans. If you’ve never been to With These Hands before, you will find that it has some of the best artwork around along with the most unique gifts.
With These Hands is located at 1444 Highway 174.
For more information about the store or Craft Week, call 843-869-3509 or visit americancraftweek.com to see what stores are participating all throughout the area.