Catawba River Artisans      
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Catawba River Artisans                      Belmont, NC

Eclectic Group of Artisans


Saturday, October 6  10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Lakewood Professional Park

5803 Wilkinson Blvd., Belmont, NC 28012

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Carolina Moon

Owner Lauren Ingram was raised in Colorado, but spent many summers diving in the Cayman Islands where she developed a love of the local Caribbean cuisine. She started her career in the restaurant industry at an early age and attended Johnson & Wales University where she attained a degree in Culinary Arts. Upon graduating, she worked at several well known restaurants in Portland, Oregon. She lived and worked in Europe for 2 years where she continued her development in the Culinary field. Upon relocating to Charlotte, North Carolina, she pursued her love of Caribbean food by creating Carolina Moon, a food truck, which specializes in putting a fresh and unique spin on traditional Caribbean cuisine.


10:00 - 11:00 Cedric Guthrie

 Smooth Standard Vocals

12:00 - 1:00 Spencer Mountain String Band

2:00 - 4:00 Demperio Hertz Music

Demperio Hertz Music is at it's core a two piece band that morphs seamlessly into a quartet and quintet depending on the venue and the need. Featuring Chris Hertz on guitars, percussion and vocals, David Demperio on mandolin, guitars, percussion and vocals, Monte Biddy on Guitar, Dobro, Mandolin, fiddle and vocals and Russ Carroll on bass and vocals.  We play many different kinds of cover and original music from Americana to Jazz to Blues and Classic Rock with a focus on vocal harmony.  We are available to perform for private parties,  restaurants, bars, coffee houses, corporate events or any social gathering . Contact us for availability. You can book us as a duet, trio or quartet or quintet. We provide our own sound system for most events.

Demos by Barry Lockman, potter

and Bonita Lowe, pencil drawing

Vendors Displaying Fine Arts and Crafts

Jocelyne Lavaud-Adams

Wood Turning

Jocelyne Lavaud-Adams is a Woodturner in Weddington, North Carolina. She has been experimenting with different types of materials such as nuts, deer antlers, acrylics and exotic woods for about eight years. Walking through the woods in her backyard in search of unusual pieces of dead wood is a favorite activity. The saying, “No one has a greater asset for his business than a man’s pride in his work” by Hosea Ballou guides Jocelyne’s approach to woodturning.

Kathy Deck


Mike Ericsson

Figurative Painting and Pastel Portraints


Suzanne Nash



Cindy Reed

Crafty Lady

Stained Glass

Cindy is a “retired” health care professional that discovered stained glass many years ago.  She continues to challenge herself with the many fun things that can be done with stained glass, especially fusing and lampworking.

Belinda Ritchie


Joanne Ritchie

Glass and Jewelry

Paul and Angela Shafranski

Pen and Ink; Suncatchers

Paul Shafranski was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. As early as the age of four, he would spend hours drawing on the back of out-of-print rolls of wallpaper that his mother would bring home. He grew up in Orlando, Florida, and after graduating from high school, continued his art education at Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, FL. Since college, he has tried to continue taking classes wherever he has lived. Never wanting to be a starving artist, Paul went into the Engineering field. During this time, he developed a liking for pen and ink. The feel for the crisp lines and crosshatching appealed to him. As with every artist, the most important thing to Paul is to be able to create art and be respected by the general public. We all wish to create that which others will enjoy and want to have in their own homes.



Catawba River Artisans

Click on Name for More Information and Pictures of Work

     Charles Austin                                                      Paintings

     Jim and Doris Biscardi                     Paintings and Pottery

     Renee Clemmer                                                        Pottery

     David and Lynette Demperio            Jewelry, Mixed Media

     Pat Groome                                                              Mosaics

     Chris and Nancy Hertz             Paintings, Music, Publishing

     Jan Homan                                              Metalsmith/Jewelry

     Barry Lockman                                           Salt-fired Pottery

     Lorene Lovell                                                       Watercolor

     Tom Pacheco and Bonita Lowe        Photography/Painting