Artist Residency, Fieldsmen's Retreat, and Vendor Village
Throughout the Showhouse, attendees are cordially invited to shop at three distinct locations, our popular Vendor Village, the 2021 Fieldsmen’s Retreat tent for outdoor products, and with our artist resident, Shannon Whitworth. View the map below for shopping locations and scroll down for a list of vendors, times, and availability.
Shannon Whitworth joins us as the 2021 Showhouse resident artist with work featured at Col. John’s Cabin.
Dates and times for meet and greets coming soon.
Artist Resident: Shannon Whitworth
THERE IS MAGIC TO BE FOUND in the mountains of North Carolina, and if you can’t go there to find it, Shannon Whitworth’s art and music will bring it to you. “My art is how I see the world and my music is how I hear it,” says Whitworth. There is plenty for her to see and hear in western North Carolina, where she lives outside of Brevard with her husband, Woody Platt of the Grammy award-winning Steep Canyon Rangers, and their young son. Here, Whitworth is grounded in a landscape that has become synonymous with her art. But Whitworth has not always lived in the mountains. Born in Fairfax, Virginia, her restless nature prompted her to head for the Lowcountry of South Carolina. Here, the pace of life allowed saltwater to seep into her blood, which is apparent in the coastal themes present in her work, nearly all of it featuring the waters that connect the ocean to her beloved mountains. While Whitworth grew up wielding a paintbrush in one hand, she wielded a guitar in the other. In the early 2000s, she toured and recorded with the iconic bluegrass band The Biscuit Burners. She’s been profiled in Garden & Gun and other publications, written and recorded for companies like Belk, and had her music embraced by brands like REI and Starbucks. For Whitworth, music and painting are nearly inseparable. Her paintings have found homes with a stable of interior designers across the South, and her work has been featured in galleries and in private collections belonging to the likes of Edie Brickell and Paul Simon. “When I first began painting, all of my art was coastal, but after settling into the land here and having our son, I just started seeing this landscape so clearly, and it’s reflected in my work. I’m living it,” Whitworth says. “People always tease me about believing in magic, but I always tell them, ‘You’ll believe inmagic when it finds you.’”
Our 2021 Fieldsmen's Retreat offers outdoor products to make enjoying the natural resources of the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau that much more luxurious. We've searched high and low for gifts and gadgets for outdoor lovers of all ages.
Mayhem Leather Company August 20–September 4
Specializing in custom handcrafted fine leather products, made in the USA.
Atelier Maison & Co. August 20–September 4
Sustainable healthy, organic home furnishings and unique finds with a "whole living" philosophy.
Highlands Biological Foundation August 23–August 25
Exploratory and nature inspired gifts for the young and young at heart brought to you from the gift shop at the Highlands Biological Foundation.
Blair’s Belts August 22–September 3
Made in the South. Alligator belts & accessories handmade in the USA.
Carson & Co. August 20–August 28
Luxury silk scarves and designs.
Cindy Perryman August 20–September 4
Impressionistic oil paintings by Cynthia Perryman and Jessie MacKay.
CT Triano August 26–September 4
Embroidered velvet, canvas, and suede slippers, sandals, espadrilles, and kilim bags.
Dubarry of Ireland August 20–September 4
Dubarry of Ireland is an Irish brand with a collection of premium performance footwear, clothing, leather goods, and accessories.
Established in 1937, Dubarry are purveyors of deck shoes, Gore-Tex country footwear for all types of outdoor pursuits, and clothing for both women and men.
GREEN Gator August 20–August 25
Vintage handbags and luggage.
Hobe Sound Jewelers August 20–September 4
Exquisite selection of fine estate pieces and antique jewelry.
Indo-Chic August 20– September 4
Fine silk women’s clothing in stunning designs and divine colors.
La Poma & La Poma August 20–September 4
Fine antiques, jewelry, (specializing in Victorian) unusual sterling pieces, American furniture, fossils, and natural copper specimens.
Liz Paper August 20–August 28
Stylish social stationery, invitations, original bottle tags, new silk scarves,
indestructible “mine” cups, custom heraldry, and more.
Uncommon finds that are fun, useful, and frequently personalized.
Peter Blair Ties August 20–September 4
Print and woven ties, bows, and pocket squares in an array of geometric and conversational designs, often described as “conservative with a twist.”
Rose & Harper August 20–September 4
Artfully curated collection of estate and vintage jewelry paired with contemporary classics like pearls, chain, and gemstones. Vintage Hermes, Gucci, Chanel, and Cartier scarves and shawls.
Somnvie August 20–September 4
Sleep well. Live well. Shouldn’t luxury be good for you? The gift of a good night’s sleep.
Susan’s Jewelry August 20–September 4
Susan’s Jewelry is a curated collection of designer and one-of-a-kind jewelry, handbags, and shawls. Susan’s Jewelry is a mother daughter team who participates in many charities throughout the country.