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2016 Featured Events

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Tennessee Craft Week

I make hand made crafts.
Event Starts: 10-7-2016

Event Location:
Home Studio
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Women, Art, and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise

Women, Art, and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise

Event Starts: 2016-07-29

Event Location:
The Frist Center is located in downtown Nashville at 919 Broadway.
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The Best of Tennessee Craft Exhibition

The Best of Tennessee Craft Exhibitions celebrate and showcase the finest contemporary and traditional craft our state has to offer, providing public visibility and recognition for the quality and diversity of craft found throughout Tennessee.
Event Starts: 2016-08-22

Event Location:
The Reece Museum is located in the heart of the campus of East Tennessee State University. There are a few specialty parking spots located just in front of the museum, and you may obtain a parking pass for any other spaces by printing one here: https://etsupws.etsu.edu/Parking/Login
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Flying Solo Exhibit at Nashville International Airport

Enjoy the work of craft artists Tammy Gentuso and the collective group of craft artists called Off the Beaten Path on exhibit at the Nashville International Airport.

Event Starts: 2016-09-05

Event Location:
Nashville International Airport
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Seminar: An Introduction to Collecting Arts and Crafts Pottery

Seminar: An Introduction to Collecting Arts and Crafts Pottery Presented by Sarah Campbell Drury, vice president of fine and decorative arts, Case Antiques Inc. Auctions & Appraisals

Event Starts: 2016-09-24

Event Location:
The Frist Center is located in downtown Nashville at 919 Broadway.
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Dollywood's National Southern Gospel and Harvest Celebration

Don’t miss a beautiful display of handmade arts and crafts as visiting artisans from TN and across the country share their talents throughout the park.
Event Starts: 2016-09-30

Event Location:
Dollywood Theme Park
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Get Cultured--Gallery Exhibit

International Artists' exhibit in conjunction with the annual Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival.

Event Starts: 2016-09-30

Event Location:
Centennial Art Center, 301 25th Ave North, Nashville, TN 37203
In the northeast corner of Nashville's Centennial Park
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Get Cultured--Gallery Opening

International Artists' exhibit gallery opening in conjunction with the annual Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival.

Event Starts: 2016-09-30

Event Location:
Centennial Art Center, 301 25th Ave North, Nashville, TN 37203
In the northeast corner of Nashville's Centennial Park
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12 x 12 at Dozen, presented by InFlux

12 mugs made by 12 innovative potters in a rotating exhibition at artisanal bakery Dozen in Nashville's Wedgweood-Houston neighborhood, presented by new clay collective InFlux.

Event Starts: 2016-10-01

Event Location:
Dozen Bakery, next to Zeitgeist Gallery and David Lusk Gallery
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InFlux: 12 x 12

InFlux - a collective for innovative ceramics in Tennessee - will feature 12 potters who'll each show a dozen mugs and dessert plates - a dozen at a time - that pair well with the offerings at Dozen Bakery in Wedgewood-Houston's visually striking Zeitgeist Gallery complex.

Event Starts: 2016-10-01

Event Location:
Dozen Bakery is Nashville's source organic and locally sourced baked goods. Meneely perfected her skills studying at the California Culinary Academy and with French bakers in Paris. Dozen opened its doors in the Zeitgeist Gallery complex in Wedgewood-Houston in 2015.
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The Gallery at the Appalachian Center for Craft

The Gallery at the Appalachian Center for Craft features some of the finest hand made craft items in the region.

Event Starts: 2016-10-01

Event Location:
The Gallery is located in the main administration building at the Appalachian Center for Craft located on Center Hill Lake in Smithville, TN.
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The Clay Lady -3 Star Gallery Show

Tri Star Themed Gallery Show featuring work form our Co-op artists.

Event Starts: 2016-10-03

Event Location:
The Clay Lady's Campus, The Artist Co-op
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Featured work of Beverly Thomas Jenkins

Come see the beautiful mosaic glass work of artist Beverly Thomas Jenkins all through the month of October!
Event Starts: 2016-10-06

Event Location:
Cindy Saadeh Fine Art is located in the heart of downtown Kingsport, Tennessee. The reception night is part of a downtown Sip and Stroll with other participating galleries.
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Threads of Time- A Celebration of Quilts

A journey from the past to the present with a collection of quilts representing our community’s rich quilting heritage and our local talented quilters carrying on this art form.

Event Starts: 2016-10-06

Event Location:
Tullahoma Fine Arts Center-Upstairs Gallery
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Arrowmont: Current Artists-in-Residence and Selections from the Permanent Collection

Featured at the Emporium Center in Knoxville, this exhibit will include contemporary, craft-based works by Arrowmont's five current artists-in-residence, as well as showcase a small selection from Arrowmont's permanent collection.

Event Starts: 2016-10-07

Event Location:
The Emporium Center is located at 100 S. Gay Sreet, on the corner of Jackson St. and Gay St. in downtown Knoxville. Metered parking is available. The Emporium houses multiple art galleries showcasing local and regional artists, the administrative offices of the Arts & Culture Alliance, offices for six other arts and cultural organizations, as well as individual artists studios.
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Celebrating Craft at the Tennessee State Museum Store

The Tennessee State Museum Store will host local craft artists along with their work during 2016 Tennessee Craft Week

Event Starts: 2016-10-07

Event Location:
The Tennessee State Museum Store in inside the Tennessee State Museum, located near the Visitor's Desk. The museum is located in downtown Nashville
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Celebrating Tennessee Craft Week @ ArtCurious

At ArtCurious Gallery we will be celebrating Tennessee Craft Week by highlighting our Fine Craft Artists' work.

Event Starts: 2016-10-07

Event Location:
ArtCurious Gallery is located in a very green, 100+ yr old Victorian style house beside the train trestle on Boones Creek Rd in beautiful countryside on the way to Jonesborough, TN.
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Cumberland Art Society 55th Anniversary Open House

Fine arts and crafts will be demonstrated by talented artists with hands-on opportunities for children and adults both.

Event Starts: 2016-10-07

Event Location:
Cumberland Art Society Art Center
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NFA Designers Open Studios

Visit the studios and workspaces of our regional fashion designers to get a peek into their creative process.

Event Starts: 2016-10-07

Event Location:
See website for studio locations
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Seemi's Henna Tattoos and Art

Henna tattoos and and henna style art on bags, vases, tiles, etc.

Event Starts: 2016-10-07

Event Location:
German town
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Silk Painters International Festival 2016: Silk in Transition

This year's Festival is all about the journey silk artists are taking from the more traditional paintings and wearable art...to transforming silk into new creations using innovative and inventive methods to create their own unique interpretation of silk art.

Event Starts: 2016-10-07

Event Location:
ARROWMONT SCHOOL OF ARTS AND CRAFTS

865-436-5860
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Tennessee Craft Group Booth w/in Storytelling Festival

The Northeast Chapter of Tennessee Craft will be offering Fine Craft by 10 artists for your souvenir needs while attending the Storytelling Festival.
Event Starts: 2016-10-07

Event Location:
Just to the left of registration within the Jonesborough Visitor's Center for the Storytelling Festival.
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Tennessee Craft Southeast Exhibition

Tennessee Craft Southeast is kicking off the American Craft Week on First Friday at Chattanooga Workspace on October 7th, 5:30-8:30p, featuring all handmade work from local artisans.

Event Starts: 2016-10-07

Event Location:
Chattanooga Workspace Gallery
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The Marketplace at the Tennessee Fall Homecoming

In keeping with the Museum’s mission, traditional artisans and old-time craftsmen may be seen demonstrating historical Appalachian crafts and skills, using old-time tools and in some cases, actual museum facilities; the old sorghum mill grinds away, lye soap boils in a big kettle over a large fire, the historic sawmill is run by a 1900’s tractor and cedar rails are hand-split for use around the Museum grounds.

Event Starts: 2016-10-07

Event Location:
Museum of Appalachia
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TN Welcome Center 1-75, Hamilton County, Chattanooga -Craft Artist Demonstration

Craft Artist Olive Durant will be demonstrating the art of marbling on cloth from 10am to 4pm at the I-75 Welcome Center in Chattanooga. Meet the artist and explore the rich heritage of handmade Tennessee Crafts, a magical and entertaining experience! This event is sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and Tennessee Craft. The Soundtrack of America. Made in Tennessee.

Event Starts: 2016-10-07

Event Location:
TN Welcome Center I-75, Hamilton County, Chattanooga
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TN Welcome Center I-24, Montgomery County, Clarksville-Craft Artist Demonstration

Craft Artist John Coburn will be demonstrating the art of wheel thrown pottery from 10am to 4pm at the I-24 Welcome Center in Montgomery County. Meet the artist and explore the rich heritage of handmade Tennessee Crafts, a magical and entertaining experience! This event is sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and Tennessee Craft. The Soundtrack of America. Made in Tennessee.

Event Starts: 2016-10-07

Event Location:
TN Welcome Center I-24, Montgomery County, Clarksville
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Art in the Valley

Art in the Valley is a Southern Fine Arts and Craft Festival that celebrates handmade arts.

Event Starts: 2016-10-08

Event Location:
Ijams Nature Center
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ARTable, Hosted by The Clay Lady\'s Campus

Bringing together extraordinary artists and art enthusiasts for an evening of conversation about the process of creating art.

Event Starts: 2016-10-08

Event Location:
The Clay Lady's Campus
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Artisan Depot Gallery Craft Demonstrations

Demonstrations by members of the Franklin County Arts Guild/Artisan Depot Gallery.

Event Starts: 2016-10-08

Event Location:
Artist demonstrations will take place at the Artisan Depot Gallery in Cowan, TN.
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Self-Portraits in the Style of Frida Kahlo with Turnip Green

Create your own self-portrait, in the style of great Mexican artist Frido Kahlo, using reusable materials.
Event Starts: 2016-10-08

Event Location:
Edmondson Pike Branch Library
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Sewanee Arts and Crafts Fair

Crafts fair featuring local artists held in Sewanee for one day, October 8, 2016
Event Starts: 2016-10-08

Event Location:
Shoup Park in Sewanee, TN, located in the center of town diagonally across the street from the University bookstore.
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Shimai presents The Heart and Soul of Middle Tennessee

Shimai Gallery of Contemporary Craft Artisans will demonstrate various craft disciplines at the Bellevue Branch of the Nashville Public Library, on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Event Starts: 2016-10-08

Event Location:
Bellevue Branch of the Nashville Public Library
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TN Welcome Center I-24, Marion County, Nickajack -Craft Artist Demonstration

Craft Artist Catherine Norrell will be demonstrating the art of bookbinding from 10am to 4pm at the I-24 Welcome Center in Marion County. Meet the artist and explore the rich heritage of handmade Tennessee Crafts, a magical and entertaining experience! This event is sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and Tennessee Craft. The Soundtrack of America. Made in Tennessee.
Event Starts: 2016-10-08

Event Location:
TN Welcome Center I-24, Marion County, Nickajack
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TN Welcome Center I-40, Shelby County, Memphis - Craft Artist Demonstration

Craft Artist Brandy Boyd will be demonstrating the art of metal smithing from 10am to 4pm at the I-40 Welcome Center in Memphis. Meet the artist and explore the rich heritage of handmade Tennessee Crafts, a magical and entertaining experience! This event is sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and Tennessee Craft. The Soundtrack of America. Made in Tennessee.

Event Starts: 2016-10-08

Event Location:
TN Welcome Center I-40, Shelby County, Memphis
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Weekend Craft Workshops

Immersive weekend fine craft workshops at the beautiful, spacious, well equipped Appalachian Center for Craft.

Event Starts: 2016-10-08

Event Location:
Tennessee Tech University's Appalachian Center for Craft on Center Hill Lake in Smithville, TN.
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TN Welcome Center 1-26, Unicoi, Erwin - Craft Artist Demonstration

Craft Artist Rachael Lowman will be demonstrating the art of weaving on a loom from 10am to 4pm at the I-26 Welcome Center in Unicoi County. Meet the artist and explore the rich heritage of handmade Tennessee Crafts, a magical and entertaining experience! This event is sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and Tennessee Craft. The Soundtrack of America. Made in Tennessee.

Event Starts: 2016-10-09

Event Location:
TN Welcome Center I-26, Unicoi, Erwin
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TN Welcome Center I-155, Dyer County, Dyersburg -Craft Artist Demonstrations

Craft Artist Brandy Boyd will be demonstrating the art of metal smithing from 10am to 4pm at the I-155 Welcome Center in Dyersburg. Meet the artist and explore the rich heritage of handmade Tennessee Crafts, a magical and entertaining experience! This event is sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and Tennessee Craft. The Soundtrack of America. Made in Tennessee.

Event Starts: 2016-10-09

Event Location:
TN Welcome Center I-155, Dyer County, Dyersburg
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TN Welcome Center I-65, Robertson County, Mitchellville -Craft Artist Demonstration

Craft Artist Nan Jacobson will be demonstrating the art of hand building sculpture from clay from 10am to 4pm at the I-65 Welcome Center in Robertson County. Meet the artist and explore the rich heritage of handmade Tennessee Crafts, a magical and entertaining experience! This event is sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and Tennessee Craft. The Soundtrack of America. Made in Tennessee.

Event Starts: 2016-10-09

Event Location:
TN Welcome Center I-65, Robertson County, Mitchellville

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Adult Craft: Spooky Door Décor

Make a black grapevine wreath as scary as you want.
Event Starts: 2016-10-10

Event Location:
Thompson Lane Branch Library
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Craft Demonstrations at Nashville International Airport

Six craft artists will be demonstrating their artistic skills at the Nashville Airport over a three day period during TN Craft Week.

Event Starts: 2016-10-10

Event Location:
Concourse C Meeter/greeter area - Nashville International Airport
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TN Welcome Center 1-75 Campbell County Jellico Craft Artist Demonstration

Craft Artist Michael Robinson will be demonstrating the art of wheel thrown pottery from 10am to 4pm at the I-75 Welcome Center in Campbell County. Meet the artist and explore the rich heritage of handmade Tennessee Crafts, a magical and entertaining experience! This event is sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and Tennessee Craft. The Soundtrack of America. Made in Tennessee.

Event Starts: 2016-10-10

Event Location:
TN Welcome Center I-75, Campbell County, Jellico
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Guest Artist presents to Sculptural Clay Class

Brian Sommerville will be exhibiting and presenting a program of his work at the Vanderbilt E. Bronson Ingram Studio Arts Center in the First Floor Exhibit Space during the month of October.
Event Starts: 2016-10-11

Event Location:
First floor of the Studio Arts Center, Vanderbilt University
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Make your own stain glass suncatcher

Join us in making beautiful stained ornaments to glisten in your window.
Event Starts: 2016-10-11

Event Location:
East Branch Library
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TN Welcome Center 1-81, Sullivan County, Bristol -Craft Artist Demonstration

Craft Artist Mimi Moore will be demonstrating the art of jewelry making from 10am to 4pm at the I-81 Welcome Center in Bristol. Meet the artist and explore the rich heritage of handmade Tennessee Crafts, a magical and entertaining experience! This event is sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and Tennessee Craft. The Soundtrack of America. Made in Tennessee.

Event Starts: 2016-10-11

Event Location:
TN Welcome Center I-81, Sullivan County, Bristol
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Get Inspired with Collage Art, Activist Style

Use markers, paper, and magazines to create a collage inspired by Chicano and Puerto Rican activist art.
Event Starts: 2016-10-12

Event Location:
Bellevue Branch Library
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International Artists' Gallery Talk and Demonstration

An evening with international artists from the "Get Cultured!" exhibit as they talk about their work and give demonstrations of their artistic process.
Event Starts: 2016-10-12

Event Location:
Centennial Art Center--northeast corner of Nashville's Centennial Parks
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Silk Painters International Fashion Show & Sale

Beautiful garments made from master silk artists will be showcased in the Silk Painters International Fashion Show and Sale on Wednesday, 10/12/16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts Auditorium.

Event Starts: 2016-10-12

Event Location:
Arrowmont School for Arts & Crafts Auditorium
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Progressive Studio Dinner at The Clay Lady\'s Campus

A progressive dinner throughout the studios of The Clay Lady's Artist Co-op.

Event Starts: 2016-10-13

Event Location:
The Clay Lady's Campus, in The Artist Co-op
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Self-Portraits in the Style of Frida Kahlo with Turnip Green

Create your own self-portrait, in the style of great Mexican artist Frido Kahlo, using reusable materials.
Event Starts: 2016-10-13

Event Location:
Goodlettsville Branch Library
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TN Craft Week Artists’ Forum presented by Shimai Gallery

Celebrate Tennessee Craft Week with local craft artists from Shimai, Gallery of Contemporary Craft!
Event Starts: 2016-10-13

Event Location:
Bellevue Branch Library
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TN Welcome Center 1-26, Sullivan County, Kingsport- Craft Artist Demonstration

Craft Artist Jeri Jones will be demonstrating the art of jewelry making from 10am to 4pm at the I-26 Welcome Center in Kingsport. Meet the artist and explore the rich heritage of handmade Tennessee Crafts, a magical and entertaining experience! This event is sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and Tennessee Craft. The Soundtrack of America. Made in Tennessee.

Event Starts: 2016-10-13

Event Location:
TN Welcome Center I-26, Sullivan County, Kingsport
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Designing a Clay Surface: Exploring Newcomb Pottery

Three-day studio workshop with Audry Deal-McEver and Kelly Kessler in partnership with The Clay Lady’s Campus

Event Starts: 2016-10-14

Event Location:
The Frist Center for the Visual Arts and The Clay Lady’s Campus
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Pink Palace Crafts Fair

The Pink Palace Crafts Fair, October 14, 15 & 16, 2016, in Audubon Park; the only Complete Crafts Fair - Watch, Shop and Learn!

Event Starts: 2016-10-14

Event Location:
Audubon Park, corner of Southern and Perkins Extended.
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Bookbinding Workshop: Create your own handbound journal

Learn to how to make your own handbound book in this two-day workshop taught by book artist Katie Gonzalez.

Event Starts: 2016-10-15

Event Location:
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film
Community Education Department
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Fashion Happening Nashville

Fashion event showcasing the collaboration between local designers and photographers.

Event Starts: 2016-10-15

Event Location:
Zeitgeist Gallery
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Fine Art in the Park

Come see an array of local Fine Art and Fine Craft in downtown Historic Jonesborough.

Event Starts: 2016-10-15

Event Location:
Fine Art in the Park includes artists booths located inside the International Storytelling Center as well as on the grounds in front and in the park to the back of the center.
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Ketners Mill

Ketner’s Mill Country Arts Fair is two days packed with shopping, great southern-style foods, entertainment and activities for the whole family.

Event Starts: 2016-10-15

Event Location:
Ketner’s Mill is located between state highways 27 and 28 near Whitwell, Tenn. From Chattanooga, take scenic Highway 27 over Suck Creek Mountain to Powell’s Crossroads, then follow the signs to the mill. For an alternate route, head west on I-24 to Exit 155. Travel north on State Highway 28 for 8.4 miles, then turn right at the Ketner’s Mill sign.
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Tennessee Craft Southwest Demonstrating at Memphis Farmers Market

The Tennessee Craft Southwest Chapter will be providing live demonstrations of several craft mediums at the Memphis Farmers Market on Saturday, October 15, 2016.
Event Starts: 2016-10-15

Event Location:
Memphis Farmers Market
http://memphisfarmersmarket.org/hours-location/
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TN Welcome Center 1-40, Cocke County, Hartford -Craft Artist Demonstration

Craft Artist Grant Benoit will be demonstrating the art of printmaking from 10am to 4pm at the I-40 Welcome Center in Cocke County. Meet the artist and explore the rich heritage of handmade Tennessee Crafts, a magical and entertaining experience! This event is sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and Tennessee Craft. The Soundtrack of America. Made in Tennessee.
Event Starts: 2016-10-15

Event Location:
TN Welcome Center I-40, Cocke County, Hartford
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TN Welcome Center I-40, Smith County -Craft Artist Demonstration

Craft Artist Gail Looper will be demonstrating the art of marbling on paper from 10am to 4pm at the I-40 Welcome Center in Smith County. Meet the artist and explore the rich heritage of handmade Tennessee Crafts, a magical and entertaining experience! This event is sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and Tennessee Craft. The Soundtrack of America. Made in Tennessee.

Event Starts: 2016-10-15

Event Location:
TN Welcome Center I-40, Smith County
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TN Welcome Center I-65, Giles County, Ardmore - Craft Artist Demonstration

Craft Artist Susan Vandyke will be demonstrating the art of basket making from 10am to 4pm at the I-65 Welcome Center in Giles County. Meet the artist and explore the rich heritage of handmade Tennessee Crafts, a magical and entertaining experience! This event is sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and Tennessee Craft. The Soundtrack of America. Made in Tennessee.

Event Starts: 2016-10-15

Event Location:
TN Welcome Center I-65, Giles County, Ardmore

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Wet Carving Concrete Workshop

Learn the basics of using concrete as an art medium in our two-day wet carving workshop!

Event Starts: 2016-10-15

Event Location:
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film
Community Education

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Bacchanal: A Celebration of Art, Wine & Food

Bacchanal is the annual scholarship fundraising auction for the School of Art, Craft & Design at Tennessee Tech University; it features finely crafted art works generously donated by the region's finest artists.

Event Starts: 2016-10-16

Event Location:
Spankie's Restaurant in Cookeville, TN.
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TN Welcome Center 1-24, Hamilton County, Tifftonia- Craft Artist Demonstration

Craft Artist Meredith Burns will be demonstrating the art of silver smithing from 10am to 4pm at the I-24 Welcome Center in Hamilton County. Meet the artist and explore the rich heritage of handmade Tennessee Crafts, a magical and entertaining experience! This event is sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and Tennessee Craft. The Soundtrack of America. Made in Tennessee.

Event Starts: 2016-10-16

Event Location:
TN Welcome Center I-24, Hamilton County, Tifftonia
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Margaret Ellis Jewelry Open Studio

Timeless Handcrafted Artisan Jewelry. Classic Margaret Ellis.

Event Starts: October 10, 2016

Event Location:
Visit our Studio Showroom at historic Cummins Station to shop the full ME collection Monday - Friday, 10:30 - 4:30. Appointments are suggested.
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American Craft Week Exhibition (UT Martin)

UT Martin celebrates American Craft Week with an exhibition at the C. E. Weldon Public Library featuring students and professors.

Event Starts: October 1st

Event Location:
Conference Room
C. E. Weldon Public Library
100 Main Street
Martin TN, 38237
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Special thanks to Tennessee First Lady Crissy Haslam – our honorary chairperson and a great friend of Tennessee Craft.