The 51st Annual Tennessee Spring Craft Fair returns to Nashville’s iconic Centennial Park on May 6, 7 and 8.
The officials said, “Join us this Mother’s Day weekend on the lawn of the Parthenon for a celebration of handmade arts and crafts by artists from across Tennessee and the Southeast. Guest juror David Reyes from the Huntsville Art Museum will make award selections, including Best of Show and Best New Exhibitor.”
The popular demo tent will feature local artists from the campus of The Clay Lady, the Tennessee Association of Woodturners and Betty Turner of This Little Light Creative Glass Art. Stop by the tent throughout the weekend to see the handcrafted creation of art! The children’s tent is another popular stage at the fair! Sponsored by the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and the Publix Super Markets charities, our youngest visitors can create their own artistic creations to take home.
Artists just starting out in their craft careers will be featured in the Emerging Makers Tent (EMT), sponsored by MW Real Estate. The EMT is an opportunity in which mentors guide groups of emerging artists through the craft fair process, from setting up to talking with customers to selling their work. This group selling environment is designed to help emerging craftspeople take the next step toward exhibiting as independent artists on Tennessee’s main craft fair tent circle.
This Middle Tennessee tradition will take place Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Saturdays and Sundays, you can park in the HCA parking lots on Park Plaza and take the free shuttle, provided by Gray Line Tennessee, which operates in 15-minute loops.
Visit tennesseecraft.org/springfair for more information.