This year the Town of Cary is celebrating the 42nd Annual Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival on August 25th and 26th. The festival is being held at the Cary Town Hall Campus located at 316 N. Academy Street in Cary. The festival will run on Saturday, August 25th from 9 AM - 6 PM and Sunday, August 26th from 12:30 PM – 5 PM. Admission to the festival is free! Additional information regarding the festival can be found on their website following this link (Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts festival).


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The festival is a hit with young and old alike! If you’re looking for that perfect piece of pottery, digital photo, painting or jewelry, then this is the place to go!


The 2018 Featured Artist is Roxanna Jo Alexander and her Up, Up and Away to Lazy Daze poster is simply spectacular! Roxanna who goes by Rocky was born and raised in the San Francisco area and moved to the Cary area back in the early 90’s. Rocky is a found member and past president of the Fine Arts League of Cary. She is also a signature member of the Watercolor Society of NC as well as a juried member of Artspace.


While at the festival you will find art work ranging from clay and sculpture to jewelry, wood working, drawing, glass work and digital art. Plus so much more!


You won’t go wrong with any piece of art you obtain but these are a few of my favorite artist:

Pottery: Lanny Pelletier of Cape Carteret, NC – Their NC Nature collection is a favorite of mine as well as their Bear Collection!


Pottery: Gretchen Quinn of Raleigh, NC – Her Handmade Pottery is stunning and I wish I could own every single piece she makes! Trust me when I say you’ll want at least one of everything from this amazing artist!


Jewlery: Holly Aubart of Asheville, NC – I’ve been a fan of Holly’s Etsy page now for a while and her pieces are simply stunning. As her Etsy page states she uses natural elements crafted with a purpose into a one-of-a-kind, unconventional wearables. Merging metals with organics. When I look at her pieces it’s almost as though it brings me to the spot she obtained the materials.


Jewlery: Cindy Snow of Youngsville, NC – Cindy’s Etsy page is another local artist that I follow and find her pieces to be unique and beautiful. They create their pieces with hand forged metal pieces and links, and other upcycled and vintage pieces.


Sculpture: Richard Backer of Lenior City, TN - If you’re looking for unique metal wall art than this is the place to stop while at the festival! They have collections ranging from kitchen and bath to coffee and wine, music and home theater as well as a man cave and exercise collection. Definitely check them out and buy that piece that you didn’t know you needed!


Photography: Brent McGuirt of Fairfied, VA – Brent’s photos are simply amazing! His photos capture you in a way that make you feel like you’re there in the picture. From his North Carolina Mountains gallery to the American Southwest and Coastal Splendor galleries you will be left speechless.



Those are a few of my favorite artist who will be at the festival this year. Feel free to leave us your favorite must see vendors in the comments below!


Oh and don’t forget to bring an appetite because if art is not your thing but food is there will be 25 different food vendors and food trucks available! And I must say, if you’re wanting an amazing New England style Lobster roll (Lobstah if you’re from New England!) then check out Cousins Maine Lobster. Be sure to arrive early as this is always a crowd favorite and you could be waiting in line for over an hour!