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2016 Craft Week Events

2016 Craft Week Events

Join us for Craft Week 2016!
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2016 Featured Events

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Tennessee Craft Week

I make hand made crafts.
Event Date:
July 10th, 2016 through January 1st, 1970

Event Location:
3625 Manson Pike
Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37129
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Women, Art, and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise

Women, Art, and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise
Event Date:
July 29th, 2016 through November 6th, 2016

Event Location:
919 Broadway.
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
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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 Date:
August 22nd, 2016 through December 2nd, 2016

Event Location:
363 Stout Drive
Johnson City, Tennessee 37614
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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 Date:
September 5th, 2016 through November 27th, 2016

Event Location:
One Terminal Drive, Suite 501
Nashville, Tennessee 37214
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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 Date:
September 24th, 2016

Event Location:
919 Broadway
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
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Dollywood's National Southern Gospel and Harvest Celebration

Donít 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 Date:
September 30th, 2016 through October 29th, 2016

Event Location:
2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd.
Pigeon Forge, TN, Tennessee 37863
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Get Cultured--Gallery Exhibit

International Artists' exhibit in conjunction with the annual Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival.
Event Date:
September 30th, 2016 through October 26th, 2016

Event Location:
301 25th Avenue North
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
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Get Cultured--Gallery Opening

International Artists' exhibit gallery opening in conjunction with the annual Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival.
Event Date:
September 30th, 2016

Event Location:
301 25th Ave North
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
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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 Date:
October 1st, 2016 through October 9th, 2016

Event Location:
516 Hagan
Nashville, Tennessee 37209
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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 Date:
October 1st, 2016 through October 14th, 2016

Event Location:
100 Main Street
Martin, Tennessee 38237
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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 Date:
October 1st, 2016 through October 9th, 2016

Event Location:
516 HAGAN ST, SUITE 103
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
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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 Date:
October 1st, 2016 through October 31st, 2016

Event Location:
1560 Craft Center Drive
Smithville, Tennessee 37166
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The Clay Lady -3 Star Gallery Show

Tri Star Themed Gallery Show featuring work form our Co-op artists.
Event Date:
October 3rd, 2016 through October 31st, 2016

Event Location:
1416 Lebanon Pike
Nashville, Tennessee 37210
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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 Date:
October 6th, 2016 through October 31st, 2016

Event Location:
128 East Market Street
Kingsport, Tennessee 37660
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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 communityís rich quilting heritage and our local talented quilters carrying on this art form.
Event Date:
October 6th, 2016 through October 29th, 2016

Event Location:
401 S Jackson Street
Tullahoma, Tennessee 37388
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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 Date:
October 7th, 2016 through October 28th, 2016

Event Location:
100 S. Gay Street
Knoxville, Tennessee 37902
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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 Date:
October 7th, 2016 through October 16th, 2016

Event Location:
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, Tennessee 37243
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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 Date:
October 7th, 2016 through October 16th, 2016

Event Location:
2362 Boones Creek Rd
Johnson City, Tennessee 37615
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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 Date:
October 7th, 2016

Event Location:
186-A S. Walnut Ave
Cookeville, Tennessee 38501
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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 Date:
October 7th, 2016 through October 16th, 2016

Event Location:
521 Gallatin Ave, suite 10
Nashville, Tennessee 37206
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Seemi's Henna Tattoos and Art

Henna tattoos and and henna style art on bags, vases, tiles, etc.
Event Date:
October 7th, 2016 through October 9th, 2016

Event Location:
1226 7th Ave N
Nashville, Tennessee 37208
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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 Date:
October 7th, 2016 through October 15th, 2016

Event Location:
556 Parkway
Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738
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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 Date:
October 7th, 2016 through October 9th, 2016

Event Location:
103 Franklin Avenue
Jonesborough, Tennessee 37659
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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 Date:
October 7th, 2016 through September 7th, 2016

Event Location:
302 West 6th Street
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402
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The Marketplace at the Tennessee Fall Homecoming

In keeping with the Museumís 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 1900ís tractor and cedar rails are hand-split for use around the Museum grounds.
Event Date:
October 7th, 2016 through October 9th, 2016

Event Location:
2819 Andersonville Highway
Clinton, Tennessee 37716
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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 Date:
October 7th, 2016

Event Location:
Mile marker 0.7, Northbound
East Ridge, Tennessee 37412
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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 Date:
October 7th, 2016

Event Location:
Mile marker .40, Eastbound
Clarksville, Tennessee 37040
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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 Date:
October 8th, 2016

Event Location:
2915 Island Home Ave.
Knoxville, Tennessee 37920
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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 Date:
October 8th, 2016

Event Location:
1416 Lebanon Pike
Nashville, Tennessee 37210
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Artisan Depot Gallery Craft Demonstrations

Demonstrations by members of the Franklin County Arts Guild/Artisan Depot Gallery.
Event Date:
October 8th, 2016 through October 15th, 2016

Event Location:
204 E. Cumberland Street
Cowan, Tennessee 37398
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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 Date:
October 8th, 2016

Event Location:
5501 Edmondson Pike
Nashville, Tennessee 37211
Details

Sewanee Arts and Crafts Fair

Crafts fair featuring local artists held in Sewanee for one day, October 8, 2016
Event Date:
October 8th, 2016

Event Location:
University Avenue
Sewanee, Tennessee 37375
Details

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 Date:
October 8th, 2016 through October 13th, 2016

Event Location:
720 Baugh Road
Nashville, Tennessee 37221
Details

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 Date:
October 8th, 2016

Event Location:
Mile marker 160, westbound
Jasper, Tennessee 37347
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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 Date:
October 8th, 2016

Event Location:
Mile marker .30, Eastbound I-40
Memphis, Tennessee 38103
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Weekend Craft Workshops

Immersive weekend fine craft workshops at the beautiful, spacious, well equipped Appalachian Center for Craft.
Event Date:
October 8th, 2016 through October 9th, 2016

Event Location:
1560 Craft Center Drive
Smithville, Tennessee 37166
Details

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 Date:
October 9th, 2016

Event Location:
Mile marker/exit 46 Clear Branch Road, East & Westbound
Erwin, Tennessee 37650
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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 Date:
October 9th, 2016

Event Location:
Mile marker 8.7, Eastbound
Dyersburg, Tennessee 38024
Details

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 Date:
October 9th, 2016

Event Location:
Mile marker 121.0, Southbound
Portland, Tennessee 37148
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Adult Craft: Spooky Door Decor

Make a black grapevine wreath as scary as you want.
Event Date:
October 10th, 2016

Event Location:
380 Thompson Ln
Nashville, Tennessee 37211
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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 Date:
October 10th, 2016 through October 14th, 2016

Event Location:
One Terminal Drive, Suite 501
Nashville, Tennessee 37214
Details

Margaret Ellis Jewelry Open Studio

Timeless Handcrafted Artisan Jewelry. Classic Margaret Ellis.
Event Date:
October 10th, 2016 through October 14th, 2016

Event Location:
209 10th Avenue South, Suite 309
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
Details

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 Date:
October 10th, 2016

Event Location:
Mile marker 161, Southbound
Jellico, Tennessee 37762
Details

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 Date:
October 11th, 2016

Event Location:
1204 25th Avenue South
Nashville, Tennessee 37240
Details

Make your own stain glass suncatcher

Join us in making beautiful stained ornaments to glisten in your window.
Event Date:
October 11th, 2016

Event Location:
206 Gallatin Ave
Nashville, Tennessee 37206
Details

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 Date:
October 11th, 2016

Event Location:
Mile marker 75.3 Southbound
Bristol, Tennessee 37620
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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 Date:
October 12th, 2016

Event Location:
720 Baugh Road
Nashville, Tennessee 37221
Details

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 Date:
October 12th, 2016

Event Location:
301 25th Avenue North
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
Details

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 Date:
October 12th, 2016

Event Location:
556 Parkway
Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738
Details

Progressive Studio Dinner at The Clay Lady's Campus

A progressive dinner throughout the studios of The Clay Lady's Artist Co-op.
Event Date:
October 13th, 2016

Event Location:
1416 Lebanon Pike
Nashville, Tennessee 37210
Details

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 Date:
October 13th, 2016

Event Location:
205 Rivergate Parkway
Goodlettsville, Tennessee 37072
Details

TN Craft Week Artistsí Forum presented by Shimai Gallery

Celebrate Tennessee Craft Week with local craft artists from Shimai, Gallery of Contemporary Craft!
Event Date:
October 13th, 2016

Event Location:
720 Baugh Road
Nashville, Tennessee 37221
Details

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 Date:
October 13th, 2016

Event Location:
Mile marker 5, East & Westbound
Kingsport, Tennessee 37664
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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 Ladyís Campus
Event Date:
October 14th, 2016 through October 16th, 2016

Event Location:
919 Broadway
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
Details

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 Date:
October 14th, 2016 through October 16th, 2016

Event Location:
Memphis , Tennessee 38117
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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 Date:
October 15th, 2016 through October 16th, 2016

Event Location:
2298 Rosa Parks Blvd.
Nashville, Tennessee 37228
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Fashion Happening Nashville

Fashion event showcasing the collaboration between local designers and photographers.
Event Date:
October 15th, 2016

Event Location:
516 Hagan St
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
Details

Fine Art in the Park

Come see an array of local Fine Art and Fine Craft in downtown Historic Jonesborough.
Event Date:
October 15th, 2016 through October 16th, 2016

Event Location:
100 West Main Street
Jonesborough, Tennessee 37659
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Ketners Mill

Ketnerís Mill Country Arts Fair is two days packed with shopping, great southern-style foods, entertainment and activities for the whole family.
Event Date:
October 15th, 2016 through October 16th, 2016

Event Location:
Whitwell, Tennessee
Details

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 Date:
October 15th, 2016

Event Location:
South Front and GE Patterson
Memphis, Tennessee 38103
Details

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 Date:
October 15th, 2016

Event Location:
Mile marker 446, Westbound
Hartford, Tennessee 37753
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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 Date:
October 15th, 2016

Event Location:
Mile Marker 267, East and Westbound
Carthage, Tennessee 37030
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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 Date:
October 15th, 2016

Event Location:
Mile marker 3, Northbound
Ardmore, Tennessee 38449
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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 Date:
October 15th, 2016 through October 16th, 2016

Event Location:
2298 Rosa L. Parks Boulevard
Nashville, Tennessee 37228
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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 Date:
October 16th, 2016

Event Location:
203 E. 9th Street
Cookeville, Tennessee 38501
Details

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 Date:
October 16th, 2016

Event Location:
Mile marker 171.8 Eastbound
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37419
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