Caboose Celebrating Artisan Showcase March 1

Edited from a Press Release

HUNTINGTON, WV-  “The Red Caboose Artisan Showcase” will be held Thursday, March 1st from 4pm-7pm at the Visitors Center at Heritage Station located at 210 11th Street.  The reception will be hosted by The Cabell-Huntington Convention & Visitors Bureau and The Red Caboose Regional Artisan Center.

This exciting celebration will feature displays, music, wine and cheese from Bottle & Wedge and demonstrations by local artisans, whose work is sold at The Red Caboose Regional Artisan Center. Music will be provided by the group Four Pole Creek. Door prizes will be offered every half hour.

“We are excited to have the opportunity to showcase our regional artisans who are featured in The Red Caboose Regional Artisan Center. The craftsmanship is excellent, and our center provides a unique shopping experience for visitors and local residents as well,” says Tyson Compton, President of the Cabell-Huntington Convention & Visitors Bureau. 

Demonstrations will include: Irvin Jones, wood turning; Ann Grimes, needle felted wood flowers; Guy Purcell, wood carving; Golt Felty, stuffing teddy bears; Lillianne Bowersock, water colors; and others.

Artists who will be on site with their displays include: Angie Hall, jewelry; Amy Litterall, jewelry; Mary Ellen Shank, jewelry; Leona Mackey, jewelry; Carter Seaton, her recent book; Debra Richardson, art and greeting cards; Laura Moul, greeting cards; Michael Rosenberg, greeting cards; and Roger Cremeans, children’s books.

Others on hand include Sharon Toler, who will lead a discussion on working with painted porcelain; J. Bird, who will be drawing caricatures; and Kelli Lutz, who will offer cotton candy treats.

In addition to local artisans, visitors will also be greeted by the aromas of fresh breads and pastries at River and Rail Bakery, which will also be celebrating their one year anniversary.  The bakery will offer a variety of breads, pastries, croissants and coffees throughout the evening. Additional shops at Heritage Station which will offer extended hours this evening include Bottle & Wedge and Morrison Studios.

The Red Caboose Regional Artisan Center is owned and operated by the Cabell-Huntington Convention & Visitors Bureau.  The shop, located in the Visitors Center at Heritage Station, features creative, and often one-of-a-kind, products hand-crafted by our region’s artisans.  Give a piece of West Virginia to your family, friends and clients! For more information, please call 304-525-7333, or visit www.wvvisit.org.

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