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Hello Nashville! American Artisan Festival is this weekend!

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Hello Nashville! We can’t wait to see you and your lovely city again! We are thrilled to be participating in the revival of the historic American Artisan Festival in Nashville, TN this weekend, Friday – Saturday June 16 – 18. This show of American fine hand craft showcases 150 artists from over 35 states and it truly a one of a kind show. Come say hi and see us at Booth 86, near the corner of 27th & West End Ave.

American Artisan Festival has been a fixture in Nashville for over 40 years and is part of the fabric of the city and the annual arts calendar. The show has always been able to draw high-end customers by being the highest quality art show in the city. Presenting the highest quality contemporary craft and fine art, the 43rd Annual American Artisan Festival returns to the front lawn of Centennial Park.

DATES: June 16 – 18, 2017

HOURS: Friday 4PM – 8PM, Saturday 10AM – 7PM, Sunday 10 – 5PM

LOCATION: The Cockrill Springs section of Centennial Park. The show will fan out around the front lawn and scallop around the perimeter with the music stage, food, beer, and sweet treats set up under the magnolia trees in the center of the park.

ARTIST EXHIBITORS: There will be 150 fine art and contemporary craft artists from around the country representing the highest quality work including painting, photography, mixed media, garden sculpture, ceramics, glass, wood, furniture, metal, jewelry, wearables and so much more.

FOOD & BEVERAGE: We are developing our own special artisanal food partnership with local food purveyors which will will highlight the best in local cuisine, local beer and our own curated mix of wine and craft cocktails.

FREE KIDS ART ACTIVITIES: On the hill under the shade of the trees, we plan to have Parnassus’s Pegasus team hosting story and craft hours, The Clay Lady will be working with kids on ceramic creations, and Watkins College Community Arts Program creating crafts with kids of all ages. We will also have a few misting tents to make sure all the kids are cool and happy as well.

LIVE MUSIC ALL WEEKEND: We will be producing a three-day musical lineup that features the best in Nashville singer songwriters as well as Americana, Blues, Gospel and more.

PUBLIC ART INSTALLATION – GROW LOVE: We will be bringing a first-ever site-specific community based public art project to the great lawn in front of the Parthenon which is entitled GROW LOVE. As a physical bridge between the Parthenon and the Festival, it is intended to be a celebration of the rebuild of the festival and the park, as well as an homage to its founder Nancy Saturn. The work, created by Tracy Ginsberg and Theodore Lillie of Forest Alchemy, will be a 80 foot labyrinth designed in the shape of a Magnolia flower which visitors can physically walk through and leave a written message inside. The installation will show us a new way to experience the park, the Parthenon and the Festival. The installation is hosted in partnership with Metro Parks as well as through a THRIVE grant given to the artists by the Metro Arts Commission of Nashville.

American Artisan Festival has been a fixture in Nashville for over 40 years and is part of the fabric of the city and the annual arts calendar. The show has always been able to draw high-end customers by being the highest quality art show in the city.

The schedule of events each day can be found right here.

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Here is the Festival Map below, click on the image to see a larger version. We will be Booth 86 near the corner of 27th & West End Ave., see you there, rain or shine!

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