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Tennessee Craft Week

Tennessee Craft Week

October 4-13, 2019

Tennessee Craft Week is a collection of craft events and happenings across the state each October. The purpose is to connect and celebrate Craft Artists, the work they create and the businesses that support them. By focusing attention on many craft events in a short time, we shine a spotlight on the collective impact that Made in Tennessee craft has on our culture, community, and economy.

Want in on the fun?

There is strength in numbers and we want artists to benefit from our marketing efforts!
Click HERE to read more about how to get involved!

Submit your event for the 2019 Tennessee Craft Week!


New this Year: Our Instagram Photo Contest!

Deadline to enter is May 15.

Rules to Participate:

  1. Artists need to like @TennesseeCraft on Instagram and post their photo with the hashtag #TNCraftWeekPic.

  2. All entries with correct hashtag #TNCRAFTWEEKPIC and “liking” Tennessee Craft, posted between April 1 and May 15, will be eligible for the contest.
  3. Photographs should be high quality, clear focus, good color and good composition in 1:1 ratio, and high-resolution for printing purposes.
  4. Artwork should be the focus of the photo with a landscape as a background. Original photographs only, please.
  5. By participating in the contest, artists/photographers agree to the use of their photos in promotion of Tennessee Craft Week.

CLICK HERE for more information.


View 2019 Tennessee Craft Week Events

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Thank you to our Honorary Tennessee Craft Week Chairs

Demetria Kalodimos: 2018

“The Tennessee Craft tradition is evolving with artists using contemporary resources, up cycling found objects, advancing traditional processes, and creating fresh ways to handle raw materials. Tennessee Craft Week honors and recognizes the abundance of talented artisans who create handmade craftwork.” —Demetria Kalodimos



Tanya Tucker: 2017

“I am so pleased to be involved with Tennessee Craft and support the work they do – training, nurturing and building the reputation of craft artists. Tennessee is my home – there is such a creative spirit about the people here! The rich tradition of music, arts, and fine handmade craft attracts more national attention each year and continues to build the reputation of local artists.” —Tanya Tucker



Gene-Johnson_Circle Gene Johnson, Diamond Rio: 2016

“I was attending college to become a teacher (woodworking of course) when I got a call to play with a professional recording band. Music won out, but my love for woodworking, turning, and furniture has remained a passionate part of my life.” —Gene Johnson




Tennessee First Lady Crissy Haslam: 2015

“Tennessee has a rich craft history that has been passed down from one generation to the next. Handmade traditions can be lost if they are not appreciated.” —Crissy Haslam

Help promote Tennessee Craft Week

You can help promote craft in Tennessee by promoting all of the great events across the state. Direct people to this website for the latest list of events. If you need materials we have a variety of options for you – from fliers to posters to hand-out cards! These are all available as PDF documents you can download and print or customize. For questions about these print materials, contact Mary Grissim at

Click Here to download materials and help promote Tennessee Craft Week!

Help us get the word out! Use #TNCraftWeek on social media to promote your events, artwork and craft demonstrations before and during Tennessee Craft Week.


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