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Tennessee Craft – Plateau

Tennessee Craft – Plateau

Tennessee Craft – Plateau members actively work to show and sell their fine craft creations. members regularly participate in Tennessee Craft activities, including the spring and fall craft fair’s in Nashville’s Centennial Park, the annual professional development weekend workshop led by nationally recognized craft experts and more. This stays closely connected to Tennessee Craft activities across the state through service on and suggestions to various committees and the board of directors. Since 2000, the Plateau Chapter has been responsible for the craft exhibition area of the Cookeville Fall Fun Fest with many members exhibiting at the Fall Fun Fest.

Chapter meetings are held four times a year either at the Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville or in members’ homes. Meetings often include a studio tour and/or discussion designed to advance members’ craft careers.

This chapter welcomes artists from the following counties to participate in meetings and events: Macon, Clay, Pickett, Fentress, Overton, Jackson, Smith, Dekalb, Putnam, Cumberland, White, Van Buren, Warren and Cannon.

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Upcoming events/meetings



Past events/meetings

Tennessee Craft-Plateau Silent Auction & Fundraiser
Saturday, October 5, 4:30 – 10:00 PM, Hix Farm Brewery
The Tennessee Craft Plateau Chapter celebrated local craft with a night full of art, music, food, and locally crafted beer at Hix Farm Brewery, located in Cookeville, TN!

This night was a fundraiser for the Plateau Chapter of Tennessee Craft, a non-profit organization that works to continue and create Tennessee’s fine craft tradition by connecting emerging and experienced makers and the public with resources and opportunities to make their mark on our state’s handmade legacy!

It was also the second day of TN Craft week, which occurs once a year in October from the 4th-13th. 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.


Chapter Meeting
Wednesday, September 11, 6:00-7:30 PM, Putnam County Library
We will be covering our upcoming fundraiser at Hix Farm Brewery, answering last minute questions about the artist donation forms due September 13, and looking forward to the Fall Tennessee Craft Fair!


Chapter Meeting
Tuesday, July 23, 5:30 – 7:00 PM, Putnam County Library
Mirrah Johnson discussed her participation in the Periscope Program. PERISCOPE is an eight-week intensive training opportunity hosted at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center (EC) that empowers working artists to see their vision through an entrepreneurial lens. Led by the EC’s COO/CPO, along with break-out sessions facilitated with Nashville’s top arts professionals, Periscope is designed to be a transformative experience for each artist, sparking the moment when their career will really start to take off.


Tennessee Craft-Plateau Members Exhibition
Cookeville Performing Arts Center
July 8-15, 2019

Appalachian Center for Craft, AVI Room
February 26: Jordan Braswell, Textile Artist
March 19: Linda Johnson, Clay Artist
April 23: Brie Flora, Jewelry Artist, 2018 Fall Fair Best Emerging Maker

Chapter Meeting
Tuesday, March 5, 5:30 – 7:00 PM, Biz Foundry
We discussed upcoming Plateau events & activities, including a Member Show & Fundraiser, the Emerging Makers Tent at the Spring Fair and the next artist lecture at the Appalachian Center for Craft.

Chapter Meeting
Tuesday, February 5, 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Our first Plateau Chapter meeting of the year! We discussed the group exhibition that will be in a few months, potential for summer events, the Spring Craft Fair in Nashville this May and more!

Artist Meet & Greet Hosted by Brie Flora & David Fricke
Sunday, January 13, 2019

Cookeville Fall Fun Fest – Craft Booths
Cookeville’s Main Street Festival, September 9-10



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