Fall Tennessee Craft Fair Opens Friday, Sept. 22

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Tennessee Craft invites the public to celebrate the first day of fall by attending the 39th annual Fall Tennessee Craft Fair, Friday, Sept. 22, through Sunday, Sept. 24. The fair is open 10 a.m.–6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. on Sunday. It will be held at Centennial Park in Nashville.

Attracting 50,000 visitors each fair, Tennessee Craft Fairs bring together more than 200 juried craft artists with national and regional reputations sharing their best work with the community. Guests at this popular festival love the personal connection with makers from Tennessee and beyond; learning what inspires each artist and searching for unusual art objects and functional treasures created by these skillful artisans. Support the local craft economy and engage in a shopping experience like no other.

In addition to the array of high-quality craft, the Tennessee Craft Fair Kids’ Tent provides a variety of hands-on activities allowing young artists to explore community through craft. Working with skilled artists and using a variety of materials and techniques, children can create individual art as well as contribute to a collaborative quilt project. Fair visitors of all ages are invited to participate in the project and join the social media dialogue using this hashtag:  #myTNcraftcommunity.

 

Friday Craft Activities with:

Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage
Frist Center for the Visual Arts
Nashville School of the Arts
PENCIL (LP PENCIL Box)
SmART! Scrap Made Art Supplies
Turnip Green Creative Reuse

 

 

Saturday Craft Activities with:

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Hatch Show Print
Nashville Public Library
PENCIL (LP PENCIL Box)
Tennessee State Museum
Turnip Green Creative Reuse

 

 

Sunday Craft Activities with:
Nashville Public Library
PENCIL (LP PENCIL Box)
Tennessee State Museum
Turnip Green Creative Reuse

 

Organizers said, "Come spend the day at this popular event in the beautiful Centennial Park! Mingle and browse as you walk through the Fall Tennessee Craft Fair – enjoy art, fine crafts, fun activities, and delicious food. Visit the Virtual Fair here: http://tennesseecraft.org/fallfair"

The Fall Tennessee Craft Fair is free and open to the public with free parking and a free shuttle service on Saturday and Sunday. Shuttles run in 15-minute loops from the HCA Parking Lots located on Park Plaza to the Tennessee Craft Fair. All guests are encouraged to use this free service that is generously provided by the Metropolitan Airport Authority. For more information, visit http://tennesseecraft.org/fallfair



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