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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.

Take a Road Trip!

We’re bringing back our Road Trip tool for 2020! Click “View Events List” below and start planning your Tennessee Craft Week travels.

View 2020 Tennessee Craft Week Events

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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!

CLICK HERE to SUBMIT YOUR EVENT

for 2020 Tennessee Craft Week!


Thank you to our Honorary Tennessee Craft Week Chairs

 

 

Craig Morgan: 2019

 

“I enjoy the process of creating art from a blank piece of wood in the same way I enjoy creating a song from simple words. I’m humbled to be the honorary chair of Tennessee Craft Week and hope everyone enjoyed the artistic expressions of all the artists in Tennessee.”—Craig Morgan

 

Demetria Kalodimos: 2018

 

“The Tennessee Craft tradition is evolving with artists using contemporary resources, up cycling found objects, advancing traditional processes, and creating fresh ways to handle raw materials. Tennessee Craft Week honors and recognizes the abundance of talented artisans who create handmade craft work.”—Demetria Kalodimos

 

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

 

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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

 

 

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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 mary@grissimgroup.org.

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.


Congratulations to the 2019 Tennessee Craft Week Instagram Photo Contest winners!

For this inaugural contest, artists were invited to take a photo of their craft or artwork in a nature-based or pastoral landscape setting, reflecting the geographical beauty of Tennessee’s distinctive regions.

The Grand Prize Winner Emma Levitz (@little_mountain_stone_works, above photo) receives a $500 gift certificate from Blick Art Materials, a complimentary dinner for two at Urban Grub and a one-night stay at the luxurious, art-filled 21c Museum Hotel in downtown Nashville.

Second Place Winner Sandy Miller (@sandymiller8107) receives a $250 gift certificate from Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff.

Third Place Winner Lester Jones (@lestervjones) receives a $200 gift certificate from Jerry’s Artarama, Nashville.

Honorable Mention Artists
• Will Winton @wcwinton
• Charles Stevens @charlesstevens59
• Rachel Kirk @rachelkirkpottery
• Kim Phillips @tinybitcreative
• Audry Deal-McEver @audreydealmcever
• Jennifer Luna @lunamaplemoon
• Rita Kikkawa @pearlsandseas
• Jennifer Konyn @cedarcloseclay
• Christi Teasley @ecteasley
• Carol Stevens @carolgrantstevens

Thank you to all artists who participated in the photo contest!


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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