Fans of the Arts and Crafts movement in the US, will be happy to hear that the Roycroft Artisan Winter Festival is taking place on December 3 and 4 at The Hampton Inn, 49 Olean St, in East Aurora, NY (10am-5pm).
This is an incredible opportunity to see, firsthand, the works of Roycroft Artisans that have been accepted by the Roycrofters At Large Association’s Master Artisans (based on their high standards of work through a Juried process).
“Artisans proudly display the registered double R mark representing the quality of their work. The Roycrofters At Large Association was founded in 1976 with the mission to keep the Arts & Crafts Movement alive guided by principles set forth by founder Elbert Hubbard. The event traditionally has been a venue to start the holiday season of gift giving with a wonderful selection of handcrafted items made with the highest standards in craftsmanship.” – Deborah Muniak, Coordinator Roycrofters-At-Large Assn.
For more information and updates, visit Facebook and Instagram (Roycroft Artisans), or the Roycrofters-At-Large website www.ralaweb.com. A nominal admission fee of $1 will be charged for adults.
Visit the Roycrofters-At-Large Association at www.ralaweb.com to experience the Artisan’s exceptional work.
The 2022-23 Roycrofters-at-Large (RALA) “Goodie Box” debuted at the summer festival and raffle tickets will be available for sale both days at the winter festival. The box, valued at over $6,000 and inspired as a nod to Elbert Hubbard’s original “goodie box” concept, contains items created by Roycroft Artisans and is held annually at the National Arts and Crafts Conference, at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, N.C. This year’s box was created by Master Artisan Howard Lehning and includes a one-of-a-kind previously unknown silver worked ring box by founding member and Master Artisan Alburn Sleeper, donated from his private collection by his estate in his honor.
Raffle tickets for the box will be sold throughout the winter festival and also at the RALA Schoolhouse Gallery, located at 1054 Olean Road, East Aurora up to February 2023. The drawing for the current box will occur February 19, 2023. The winner need not be present, and multiple entries are both allowed and encouraged.