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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.

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We’re introducing our brand new Road Trip tool for our 2019 event! Click “View Events List” below and start planning your Tennessee Craft Week travels.

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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!

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for 2019 Tennessee Craft Week!


Announcing our 2019 Honorary Chair, Craig Morgan


A multi-faceted entertainer, Craig Morgan has made a name for himself as a country music icon, TV personality, celebrated outdoorsman and patriotic Army veteran. One of country music’s best-loved artists, Morgan has charted 25 songs on Billboard and thrills massive crowds with signature hits including “Bonfire,” “Almost Home,” “Redneck Yacht Club,” “International Harvester,” “This Ole Boy,” “Wake Up Loving You” and the four week #1, “That’s What I Love About Sunday.”

Craig received one of country music’s highest honors when he was inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2008. Prior to becoming a country music star and TV sensation, Morgan spent seventeen years serving our country in the Army and Army Reserves. Morgan remains an avid supporter of America’s military personnel and has made 16 overseas trips to perform for our troops. He is a recipient of the 2006 USO Merit Award and in 2018 was awarded the Army’s Outstanding Civilian Service Medal, one of the highest awards the Department of the Army can bestow upon a civilian, in recognition of his significant dedication to our military men and women around the world.

In 2017 Craig debuted The Gallery at Morgan Farms, a family-owned and operated farm-to-home business in his hometown of Dickson, TN. The store features a variety of artisan items handmade by Craig and his family.

Engage with Craig on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and see a list of upcoming tour dates at craigmorgan.com.

 


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

 

 

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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 mary@grissimgroup.org.

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.


Congratulations to the 2019 Tennessee Craft Week Instagram Photo Contest winners!

For this inaugural contest, artists were invited to take a photo of their craft or artwork in a nature-based or pastoral landscape setting, reflecting the geographical beauty of Tennessee’s distinctive regions.

The Grand Prize Winner Emma Levitz (@little_mountain_stone_works, above photo) receives a $500 gift certificate from Blick Art Materials, a complimentary dinner for two at Urban Grub and a one-night stay at the luxurious, art-filled 21c Museum Hotel in downtown Nashville.

Second Place Winner Sandy Miller (@sandymiller8107) receives a $250 gift certificate from Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff.

Third Place Winner Lester Jones (@lestervjones) receives a $200 gift certificate from Jerry’s Artarama, Nashville.

Honorable Mention Artists
• Will Winton @wcwinton
• Charles Stevens @charlesstevens59
• Rachel Kirk @rachelkirkpottery
• Kim Phillips @tinybitcreative
• Audry Deal-McEver @audreydealmcever
• Jennifer Luna @lunamaplemoon
• Rita Kikkawa @pearlsandseas
• Jennifer Konyn @cedarcloseclay
• Christi Teasley @ecteasley
• Carol Stevens @carolgrantstevens

Thank you to all artists who participated in the photo contest!


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