Elk Valley Crafters Association was established i n 1995 in Fayetteville, Tennessee.
As automation became more advanced, the art of hand crafting slowly diminished. Hand crafts were born from necessity by our ancestors but continue to spark interest today because of their relaxing and enjoyable quality. With more people picking up hand crafting, appreciation continue to grow not only because of the unique beauty but because of its usefulness. Increased interest and demand for these items created a need.
On January 22, 1995, a group of hobbyists met at the Chamber of Commerce building in Fayetteville. Their hope was to form an organization where hobbyists could meet, exchange, and encourage ideas. Expanding the field of hand crafts and finding a means of selling their hand crafts through local craft shows was a top priority. Thus the Elk Valley Crafters Association was born. In September 2017, the Elk Valley Crafters Association became a non-profit operating under IRS 501c(4).
All fees collected from the craft shows are donated to charitable and worthwhile organizations in the community. Over the past 20 years, a total of over $100,000.00 has been donated. Some of these organizations include the Lincoln County Senior Center, Park City Fire Department, Lincoln County High School, Lincoln County High School Art Club, Lincoln County High School Project Graduation, Humane Society, Huntland School Art Program, Child Development Center, Junior's House, South Lincoln Ball Teams, Toys for Tots, Hands of Mercy, Clothe Our Kids, and many more.
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