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Tennessee Craft Week

Tennessee Craft Week

October 2-11, 2020

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.

Tennessee Craft Welcomes Ketch Secor as our

2020 Tennessee Craft Week Honorary Chairman

Photographer: Danny Clinch

Tennessee Craft announces Ketch Secor, lead singer of Old Crow Medicine Show, as the 2020 Tennessee Craft Week Honorary Chair. He will serve as the spokesman to spotlight the professional craft artists and their work during October 2-11, 2020.

Tennessee Craft Week (TCW) celebrates handmade craft “Made in Tennessee” and invites you to watch a video or demonstration from artists across the state, visit the virtual Tennessee Craft Fair, find events via the TCW “virtual road trip” tool, and take advantage of opportunities to meet the state’s talented artists. The sixth annual Tennessee Craft Week is held in conjunction with American Craft Week, (in its eleventh year) highlighting craft across the nation.

Ketch is a founding member of Old Crow Medicine Show, a Grammy award-winning American string band who are also members of the revered Grand Ole Opry. The band’s classic single, “Wagon Wheel,” received the RIAA’s Double-Platinum certification in 2019 for selling over 2,000,000 copies, while the band’s debut album O.C.M.S. has been certified Gold (500,000 copies). The band’s latest release is Live At The Ryman (2019), which was released on Columbia via The Orchard. Ketch lives in Nashville, TN.

Secor authored a children’s book titled, Lorraine: The Girl Who Sang the Storm Away. The book, illustrated by Higgins Bond, highlights both family bonds and the power of music. This uplifting story has been brought to life through the Nashville Public Library Puppet Truck to be presented throughout the community. Profits from the book provide funding for the Episcopal School of Nashville. Secor also hosts Old Crow Medicine Show’s YouTube show The Hartland Hootenanny that airs live on Saturday nights. A creative outlet during quarantine, the Hootenanny features live music, socially distanced square dance, special guests and comedy.

Ketch says, “I have always believed in the power of music and the creative arts to transcend the spirit. Tennessee Craft Week offers artisans across the state a focused occasion to share their unique craft art and their process with the community, enriching many lives across the state. I am pleased to be the Honorary Chairman of this celebration of craft in Tennessee.”

Tennessee Craft Week honors and promotes professional craft artists across the state each October. Local makers incorporate contemporary materials, adding their unique ideas and inventive techniques in keeping with traditional artisan quality. CLICK HERE to see a listing of all TCW events, and to build a custom “virtual road trip” of events.

Get Involved with Tennessee Craft Week!

Wondering what Tennessee Craft Week is all about and how you can be involved? CLICK HERE to get more insight, learn about our customizable Road Trip tool, and watch our recorded statewide informational Zoom calls, which contain valuable information from past Tennessee Craft Week participants.

Submit Your Event

Ready to participate? CLICK HERE to complete the event submission form. (You must upload at least one photo.)

View 2020 Tennessee Craft Week Events List or Map

You can see our registered events in list or map form at the links above.

Tennessee Craft Week Honorary Chairs

Each year, we’ve had the pleasure of welcoming an honorary spokesperson who also has a love of craft and handmade art.

Instagram Contest Information

Visit the link above to see the winners of this year’s Instagram contest!

Plan a Road Trip!

We’re bringing back our Road Trip tool for 2020! CLICK HERE and start planning your Tennessee Craft Week travels.

Questions? Email us!

For questions about events, contact Mary Grissim, Tennessee Craft Week consultant: mary [at] grissimgroup [dot] org
For press inquiries, contact Laurie Davis, Tennessee Craft Week public relations consultant: ldavis [at] tennesseecraft [dot] org
For help with the submission form or to discuss how to host a virtual event, contact Julia Wilburn, Tennessee Craft Communications Manager: jwilburn [at] tennesseecraft [dot] org

Tennessee Craft Week is sponsored in part by

Previous Tennessee Craft Weeks

You can find details about previous years’ Tennessee Craft Week events by visiting the links below.
2019 Tennessee Craft Week | Craft Week MapEvents List
2018 Tennessee Craft Week | Craft Week MapEvents List
2017 Tennessee Craft Week | Craft Week MapEvents List

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