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Festival of the Frescoes

  • Festival of the Frescoes

Like an old-fashioned Country Fair, the Festival of the Frescoes at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Mission House offers music, a parish bakery with home-baked goodies, a silent auction and activities for kids. You’ll have a chance to visit the popular “Granny’s Attic,” a rummage sale of previously owned treasures at bargain prices.

Artists and crafters’ booths will offer finely crafted items with pottery, woodworking, knitted and quilted items and other beautifully crafted products. Local vendors will be on site, too. There will be a raffle item, a beautiful, locally made dulcimer, made from mountain holly wood.

History of the Frescoes

During the 1970s, internationally renowned fresco artist Ben Long created magnificent enduring works in two small antique churches in Ashe County. Each is significant to the Christian community. His first frescoes were done in Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church on the southwestern edge of West Jefferson. There you can see his images Mary Great with Child, John the Baptist, and The Mystery of Faith. This was followed a few years later with a life-size depiction of The Last Supper at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Glendale Springs. 

Thousands of people visit the frescoes each year - both for their religious significance and because they are magnificent works of art.

When: Saturday, October 7, 2017
Time: 9:00am – 4:30pm
Where: Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Mission House
120 Glendale School Rd.

Glendale Springs 
Cost: FREE
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