Annual Faerie Arts Festival!
The 4th Annual AFAF took place Nov 11th at Asheville Renaissance Hotel. It was an evening adult extravaganza (7-10pm) entitled “Goth Faerie Ball” with local DJ Malinalli spinning dance rhythms plus special lights and sound. Fashion legend Sarah Merrell returned with another collection of the best fashion designers and models in WNC. There were Organic Mead samples and excellent local artist vendors.
$100 for Best Goth Faerie Costume (guest) went to Amy Metsker. Congratulations to the winning overall designer, Kristin Alexandra Tidwell and her model Devon le Fae with stunning hair by Charlotte Cat Murphy and makeup by Kay Marie Hill.
The previous three events were likewise produced by Bioflyer Productions as a Benefit for Eblen Charities a local nonprofit that supports thousands of families in Western North Carolina. The organization was recognized internationally in 2014 after being awarded the Mother Teresa Prize for Global Peace and Leadership. The prize acknowledges Mother Teresa’s philosophy that the highest level of leadership is found in public service. Click HERE for more info about the charity.
The 1st Annual AFAF took place November 16, 2013 at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Asheville. Daytime segment was a family delight with: storytelling, costumes, magic show, gypsy bands, Xtreme Dance Studio, Urban Art Hip Hop, Whee Ahh Faerie Kin on stilts, and more! Evening segment was adult themed extravaganza with Steampunk Fashion Show featuring The Costume Shoppe and Asheville’s best designers. Dancing began with Pipapelli playing bagpipe Celtic Rock, and then DJ extraordinaire CLEOFUS. Sample organic chocolates were provided by Silvermoon and many beautiful crafts were displayed by local artisans. To see the fun click here: 2013 HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO
The 2nd Annual AFAF occured November 15th, 2014 again at the fabulous Renaissance Hotel in downtown Asheville. Producer Rock Eblen‘s annual festival celebrates the holiday season with some of the regions best artists and musicians. Daytime segment was family friendly with music by Terina Plyler, faerie singers Brief Awakening, Magic Show by WIZAR, the amazing RaqShuraka Dancers, stilt walkers Whee Ahh Faerie Kin, balloon critters, and more! Evening segment was adult themed including Sarah Merrell’s “Naughty Faerie Fashion Show” with DJ Sai Ofninth. Concert and Dance: special guests Omingnome from Savannah complimented by their amazing lightshow. Headliner was one of Asheville’s most popular bands, the gypsy rockers Sirius.B! Guests received organic samples from Mandala chocolates, and viewed crafts by many fantastic local artisans. Click HERE to see the highlights video. SPONSORED by WICKED WEED
The 3rd Annual AFAF returned to the Renaissance Hotel on Nov 14th, 2015 with over 300 guests attending. Daytime segment was family friendly with all the Faerie basics: costumes, magic, music, stilt walkers, life-size sculptures by Marcie The Balloon Fairy, henna designs, inflated castle bouncer, and much fun was had by all ages! To see pics on FaceBook Event Page: click HERE Evening segment was an adult themed spectacular with the popular world music of Juan Benavides Group plus Sarah Merrell’s Body Art/Painting Fashion Show: VIDEO, organic chocolate, and crafts by wonderful local artisans. SPONSORED BY WICKED WEED