Festival Artisans/Vendors


The Artisans Committee of the 2017 “Gathering in the Gap” Music Festival invite regional artisans to create, display, and sell their works at the annual festival on Saturday, May 27. Artisans will be selected for high quality and outstanding work for the mutual benefit of all participants. The festival, featuring a Big Stone Gap movie-themed evening of performances is located in and around the historic grounds of the Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park in Big Stone Gap, VA, and vendor space is limited.


All items for sale must fit such themes as Country, Primitive, Rustic, Shabby Chic, Vintage, and Traditional & Contemporary Folk Art. Items should include mediums such as textiles, handcrafted furniture, metalworking, artwork, original art, pottery, gourmet foods, basket making, instrument making, stained glass, jewelry making, soap making, etc. Artisans agree to sell complete, finished, and ready to use products. No unfinished wood kits or patterns, silk flowers, or general items made from craft kits will be considered. 


Additionally, antique vendors and dealers are invited to display and sell their wares at the event. Items from all historical periods are encouraged.


Applications are due on April 30 by 4 p.m. For more information, an application, or tickets to the festival, please surf our pages, or call the park at 276-523-1322. 

"Gathering in the Gap" is a music festival to celebrate the rich tradition of
 old-time and bluegrass music found in Southwest Virginia.