Lenoir, NC – The Caldwell Arts Council will host local and regional artisans selling their hand crafted gifts Fridays and Saturdays November 1-2, November 8-9, and November 15-16. Friday hours are 12noon-7pm. Saturday hours are 10am-4pm.

Handmade items include folk art, hand tied trout flies, ornaments, holiday decor, pottery, woodworking, paintings, gold, silver and semiprecious stone jewelry. Several different artisans will set up each weekend. Please be prepared to pay with cash, as some artisans do not accept checks or credit cards.

The Handmade Holiday artisan craft markets are sponsored by LifeStore Banking and Insurance.

This event is free. The Caldwell Arts Council is located at 601 College Ave SW in Lenoir; 828-754-2486; Visit www.caldwellarts.com.

Photo: Candles by Bea Young Smith