Fall Tennessee Craft Fair Opens Friday, Sept. 22

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Craft invites the public to celebrate the first day of fall by attending the 39th Annual Fall Tennessee Craft Fair, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday Sept. 22-24 at Centennial Park. 

Attracting 50,000 visitors each fair, Tennessee Craft Fairs bring together more than 200 juried craft artists from 30 states 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.

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

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

Sunday Craft Activities include Nashville Public Library; PENCIL (LP PENCIL Box); Tennessee State Museum; and Turnip Green Creative Reuse.

Enjoy art, fine crafts, fun activities, and delicious food.

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 provided by the Metropolitan Airport Authority.

For more information, visit http://tennesseecraft.org/fallfair

About Tennessee Craft

Tennessee Craft, formerly The Tennessee Association of Craft Artists (TACA), works to continue and create Tennessee’s fine craft tradition. With more than 500 members throughout the state, Tennessee Craft serves as the premier connecting point for local, independent makers and their audiences through Craft Fairs, exhibitions, professional development, networking, mentorship and other educational programs. Visit www.tennesseecraft.org to learn more.

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Cindy Dupree

Director of Public Relations
cindy.dupree@tn.gov
615) 741-9010