Tennessee Craft – Plateau members actively work to show and sell their fine craft creations. members regularly participate in Tennessee Craft activities, including the spring and fall craft fair’s in Nashville’s Centennial Park, the annual professional development weekend workshop led by nationally recognized craft experts and more. This stays closely connected to Tennessee Craft activities across the state through service on and suggestions to various committees and the board of directors. Since 2000, the Plateau Chapter has been responsible for the craft exhibition area of the Cookeville Fall Fun Fest with many members exhibiting at the Fall Fun Fest.

Chapter meetings are held four times a year either at the Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville or in members’ homes. Meetings often include a studio tour and/or discussion designed to advance members’ craft careers.

This chapter welcomes artists from the following counties to participate in meetings and events: Macon, Clay, Pickett, Fentress, Overton, Jackson, Smith, Dekalb, Putnam, Cumberland, White, Van Burren, Warren and Cannon

Chapter Leadership

Upcoming events/meetings

Fall Fun Fest 2016 – Craft Booth
Cookeville’s Main Street Festival, September 9 and 10, 2016
Sponsored by Plateau Chapter of Tennessee Craft.

When: Friday night (optional), September 9, starts at 5 pm, and Saturday, September 10, 2016, 9:30 am – 6:00 pm.
Application Deadline: July 15, 2016 (arrival date)

The Cookeville Fall Fun Fest is a two-day event that melds a national barbecue competition with a downtown street festival, which includes two music stages, a lot of excellent kid and family activities, good food, a skateboarding area, street performers, and a relatively small but admirable crafts area. Last year’s estimated attendance was well over 20,000. The craft area is limited to one street, which yields about 20 booth spaces, 10 ft. x 10 ft. each.

Eligibility: Any artist producing their own original work. Work made from kits, commercial molds, patterns, or copyrighted designs not owned by the artist will not be accepted. Any commercial embellishments must be subordinate to the handcrafted work.

Booth Fee (includes electricity connection): $100. Money raised from the booth fees will go towards Plateau Chapter of Tennessee Craft continuing efforts to support craft artists and art and craft education in Middle Tennessee.

Click HERE to learn more.
Click HERE to download the application as a Word document.
Click HERE to download the application as a PDF document.

Summer 2016
A community building party will be held this summer. Date to be decided.