Mayfaire at the Floyd Center for the Arts

On Saturday and Sunday, May 5 and 6, the grounds of the Floyd Center for the Arts will be transformed into an old-world village square at the Center’s first Mayfaire. All are welcome to join in this family-friendly free event, which includes art and craft vendors, live music, artisan demonstrations, kids’ activities and lots more.

“We are so excited to host the community at this first-of-its-kind event at the Center!” says Becky Lattuca, the Center’s Director of Programming, “We wanted to have an outdoor event showcasing the area’s creative talents, and we wanted it to be more than just an art and craft sale – we wanted it to be an interactive, fun and festive gathering that all ages would enjoy. So, during the cold, dreary days of winter while longing for the warmth and color of springtime, we decided a Mayfaire would be the perfect way to get together and celebrate our creative community!”

In addition to more than 30 art and craft vendors, there will be free entertainment and activities throughout the weekend. Both days, there will be blacksmith demonstrations at the forge and Stephanie Sky and Maria Ekaterina will host hula-hoop workshops and demonstrations, there will also be Kids’ Maypole Dance Lessons at 11:30 am and 4:00 pm and a Maypole Dance performance by our Maypole sponsors, the Mystic Witches of Floyd, at 1:00 pm each day.

Saturday’s live music includes Kari Thomas Kovick of Heart of the Child Music Education, who will be conducting interactive musical activities geared toward toddlers and children of all ages featuring songs from her new CD, ’It’s You I Like, followed by performances by Cocobolo, then Flight One Blues Band.

On Sunday, students of Scott Perry, Music Teacher, will perform. Bubble painting, artisan demonstrations, corn-hole games and other free activities will also be ongoing throughout the weekend. Festive, renaissance and fairy attire are all welcome and encouraged! Along with all of the amazing artisanal items available, fairy crowns, face-painting and other hand-made festive accouterments will also be available for sale.

The event hours are 10 am – 5 pm on Saturday, and 11 am – 5 pm on Sunday.

Mayfaire Artisan Vendors are:
One Painted Leaf
Boyd’s Bowls
Betse Dunham Pottery
Bronwen Valentine Art
Bryan Fritts
Nikki Pynn Studio
Grateful Bread
Frog Hollow Pottery
Moore Design

JK Woodworking
Starry Mountain Nights
Gingerly Shaped
Woodruff and Woodruff Pottery
Burning Leaf Forge
Eagle River Crafts
Potrafka Pottery
Fanciful Fun Fairy Wagon
Appalachian Chick-a-Dee
Emilio Santini
Dominique Francesca
Sacred Star and Stone
Blue Ridge Hardwood Bowls
Tropical Zombies Art
New River Nature
Golden Morning Gardens
Little Raven Clayworks
Studio 119
Appalachian Ties
Floyd County Humane Society
Green Deva
Tom Perry – Author
Cristal’s Unique Collection

For more information about the Art Center visit or call 540-745-2784. The Floyd Center for the Arts is located at 220 Parkway Lane South in Floyd, ½ mile south of the stoplight on Route 8. Regular hours are: Monday – Saturday, 10AM – 5PM.