NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The 2017 Tennessee Craft Week is set for Oct. 6-15 at the 15 Tennessee Welcome Centers throughout the state. Artists are welcome to showcase their art and participate.
Artists may create and submit an original event, participate in and submit an established community craft event or host an individual Open Studio Day as part of the Tennessee Craft Week activities. As the statewide advocate and educator for the art of handmade craft, Tennessee Craft encourages craft artists to be a part of this successful campaign to brand and promote their skills as well as build the reputation of handmade products made in Tennessee.
TCW 2016 showcased more than 66 events. More than 100 events are projected to take place during Tennessee Craft Week 2017.
To be included as a Featured Event, artists must submit events no later than July 15 to be included as a featured event and published in the brochure. For more information, visit http://tennesseecraft.org/tennessee-craft-week/submit-your-event/.
All featured events will be included in the TCW event calendar, promoted via Tennessee Craft social media platforms, listed on Facebook, and included in the TCW event listing on TNvacation.com. Events entered after the deadline will not be guaranteed the same level of promotion, due to the increased number of events projected this year.
Launched in 2015 to highlight handmade crafts, Tennessee Craft Week, is a collection of craft events and happenings designed to connect and celebrate craft artists, the work they create and the businesses that support them.
This week-long celebration of craft is held in conjunction with American Craft Week, an annual recognition of craft across the nation. This intense spotlight on hundreds of accomplished artists and innovative Tennessee craft-based events during TCW underscores the collective impact that Made in Tennessee craft has on our culture, community and economy.
Partnering with the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, Tennessee Craft gained national attention earning top honors with the American Craft Week 2015 Star Award for its engaging artist demonstrations at the 14 Tennessee Welcome Centers and the Nashville International Airport. In 2016, Tennessee Craft Week built upon its previous success, garnering five American Craft Week 2016 Star Awards. For Tennessee Craft Week 2017, Tennessee Tourism will again sponsor craft artists at each one of the 15 Tennessee Welcome Centers across the state, promoting personal interaction with the artists and craft demonstrations to the public.
For more information, visit www.tennesseecraft.org.
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