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Tennessee Craft Week

Tennessee Craft Week

October 5-14, 2018

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.

2018 Tennessee Craft Week Honorary Chair: Demetria Kalodimos

Tennessee Craft is pleased to introduce Demetria Kalodimos as our 2018 Tennessee Craft Week Honorary Chair! Demetria is a trusted voice in Middle Tennessee. An award-winning journalist, she anchored and reported the news for more than 35 years. Top awards in broadcast journalism include sixteen Emmys, induction to the Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame, recognized as AP Broadcaster of the Year, and honored with three IRE Awards and two Edward R Murrow Awards for investigative reporting. Consistently winning the Best Local Anchor by readers of the Tennessean and the Nashville Scene, she is recognized as a community leader. Kalodimos sits on the Advisory Board for the MTSU College of Media, and also produces original award-winning documentaries, music videos, and other visual content through her company Genuine Human Productions, headquartered at The Filming Station, in Nashville.

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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Thank you to our Honorary Tennessee Craft Week Chairs

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




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

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.

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