It was a warm June day—perfect for a summer farmers market in downtown Sevierville. My first stop was the booth you see above. The Sevierville Commons Arts Council was conducting two ‘make-it-and-take-it’ sessions, one painting and the other for making old fashioned ‘church’ dolls.
Crystal Lynn Sharp coaches some young painters at one ‘make-it-and-take-it’ booth.
Everything is set out and ready to use. So convenient, so step right up!
I took an empty seat at the doll-making session and decide to try my hand at it. Susan Thacker, doll-maker, explained that they were called ‘church dolls.’
A long time ago, parents would make toys by hand. A hard, heavy toy could fall on the floor during church and make a loud noise; thus, it was necessary to make something that was quieter. The church doll was made of cloth so it made no noise at all.
I liked the doll that I made so much that I asked to make one for my niece. I remembered a lot of the steps and made it quickly.
The lady who makes the beautiful bars of soap is back. My friends will be glad to see her!
Excited to see these!
Sevierville Commons Arts Council members and artists: Crystal Lynn Sharp, Andrea Wilson, Jill Green, and Bobbi Lovell.
These flowers were amazing. Take some home on a Friday!
The city is doing an outstanding job with the flowers and greenery downtown. The one below is exceptional.
I stopped by Courthouse Donuts to find them extremely busy for the Free Doughnut Day nationwide. They were hard at work.
If you go to the downtown farmers market then it is a good idea to stop by other businesses to see what is new. They are open after the market closes at 1:00 and waiting to serve you. With this, I walked just a few doors farther to visit another artist, Bev Gwinn Jones and Two Coyotes Studio.
It is next to D Garden. I could hear the music next door at D Garden and wished that I had more time to go in. Next time!
Go up the stairs and you will find yourself in the studio.
There is so much to see. It is a feast for the eyes and the soul.
Bev is a well known artist in town. I love the earrings and jewelry. The prices are very affordable too! Look around and find the picture of her with a famous rock star. I won’t tell who it is, but you will have some questions when you find it. So fun!
This is the store where you can buy the necklace pictured above. I love mine.
As I exited the store, I took a moment and saw no tourists taking pictures with the Dolly statue. The courthouse was looking good in the bright light so I leave you with this picture.
There will be two more Sevierville Commons Arts Council ‘make-it-and-take-it’ sessions left. Bring the kids and enjoy!
See you out and about in Sevierville at the downtown farmers market.