KERNERSVILLE, NC—Historic Körner’s Folly, 413 South Main Street, will host the 5th Annual Home Grown Arts Festival Sat., Aug. 25, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the North Lawn. The festival will feature a variety of handmade pieces—from crafts to fine art—that will be available for purchase from over 40 local artisans and members of the Kernersville Arts and Crafts Guild.
The house’s architect, Jule Körner, was born and raised in Kernersville. It was here that he began his development as an artist, and later was able to fully express himself in designing and decorating the Folly. The Körner’s Folly Foundation is pleased to continue his legacy by promoting local artistry and craftsmanship in Kernersville. Tickets to tour the house will be available the day of the event, so visitors can see Körner’s Victorian masterpiece.
The festival is a great chance to explore both local history and art. “Jule and his family were strong supporters of local artists and bringing the arts to Kernersville,” says Kristin Hennig, Site Manager. “They would no doubt approve of this event!”
The Home Grown Arts Festival has something for the whole family. Tours are fun for all ages, and scavenger hunts are available for the kids. During the event, the Körner’s Folly Family Puppet Show is being performed at 10:30am in Cupid’s Park Theatre. Puppet Show tickets are $2.
The festival is coordinated by the Kernersville Arts and Crafts Guild, a nonprofit, community-based organization dedicated to helping artists and craftspeople exhibit and sell their work, promote the development of arts and crafts in the community, and support artistic educational activities.
The festival is free to attend, however regular tour admission applies to tours inside Körner’s Folly and the Puppet Show.
Körner’s Folly is open for self-guided tours Wednesdays-Saturdays 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and on Sundays 1 – 4 p.m. The last tickets are sold at 3 p.m. to allow visitors adequate time to explore and enjoy the museum. Tour admission is $10 for adults, $6 for children, children under 6 are free. Guided group tours are available by appointment Monday-Wednesday.