Clay Club aims to connect potters and ceramic artists of our community. We exchange ideas, share information and form friendships
Friday, May 16, 2014
Mitchell County considers changes to itinerant merchants ordinance
Mitchell County commissioners held a public hearing on a proposed amendment to the Mitchell County itinerant merchants ordinance. One concern raised during the hearing was how this might affect artists at festivals, such as the Bakersville Creek Walk Arts Festival. Here's the Mitchell News-Journal article about the hearing (if it's blurry, you can read it here instead):
Below is the current (1994) ordinance (first page) and the proposed amendment (following pages). The proposed amendment was not voted on at the meeting. The commissioners are asking the county lawyer to revise it and plan to vote on that revised amendment at a future meeting. The chair of the county commissioners said the revised proposed amendment will be made available to the public before a vote is taken. (Also available here if the pdf isn't displaying properly.)
Clay Club meets at artist studios and other locations throughout Western North Carolina, usually on the second Wednesday of the month. All potters and ceramic artists are welcome! Look for details about the meetings here on the blog or contact Amy Waller at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.