Some reasons why you shouldn't miss the fourth Fall Artisans Expo planned for Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Cumberland County Community Complex from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. include "quality artisan vendors from Cumberland County with items for sale, educational demonstrations by many artisans, opportunities at the silent auction, low donation-admission of $1 per adult, profits designated toward cultural projects, air conditioned indoor shopping, convenient parking, accessible facilities, and an energizing opportunity to mingle with cultural-minded folks," as described by Cumberland Artisans for Creative Expression (CACE) President Sharron Eckert. And if all this weren't enough, there will be door prizes and a People's Choice Award (best booth display).

With so many events going on, it would be easy to spend the entire day enjoying the demonstrations and exhibitions by Cumberland County artisans and artists plus fun bidding on the quality items offered in the benefit silent auction. The popular silent auction, open to bidding throughout the day, will again be managed by Larry and Nancy Backus."The quality and the variety of items is unparalleled when compared to other festivals and events," says Eckert.

Expo participants will feature artisans, crafters, and writers. Their visual and three-dimensional creations will include painting, fiber art, textiles, sculpture, glass, calligraphy, jewelry, basketry, wood, paper craft, photography, wearables, and more. Once again visitors will enjoy viewing, learning about, and buying the exceptional variety and quality of original art being offered. CACE supports and showcases exclusively Cumberland County arts and crafts interests and the Artisan Expo is an example.

Admission is only $1 per person, or free if under 12 years of age. The Community Complex is located at 1398 Livingston Road, near its intersection with West Avenue (Hwy. 70 North) in Crossville. For expo questions contact co-chairs Wilma Emling, 456-7954, or Betty Zarnitz, 456-6946. For information about CACE visit the Web site at, or contact Eckert at 277-5425. CACE is a volunteer 501©3 not-for-profit organization.