2019 Tennessee Craft Week Celebrates Handmade Craft with a Focus on Local Artisans

Press Release # Local

NASHVILLE, TN – Sept. 3 2019 – Tennessee Craft Week shines a spotlight on the art of handmade crafts Oct. 4-13, in conjunction with the 10th annual American Craft Week. The 5th annual celebration of craft is designed to connect and celebrate craft artists, the work they produce and the businesses that support them.

Partnering with the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, Tennessee Craft artists have garnered national attention, earning numerous American Craft Week Star Awards each of the last four years.

Events include interesting artist demonstrations with personal interaction at 15 Tennessee Welcome Centers and the Nashville International Airport, public library events promoting education between the artists and the public through “hands-on” workshops where attendees can learn traditional crafts from professional craft artists.

Hundreds of accomplished craft artists participate in TCW, sharing their vision and demonstrating their art at more than 75 events across the state, TCW demonstrates the financial and creative impact that “Made in Tennessee” craft culture brings to Tennessee’s community, economy and vibrant quality of life.

All craft artists and galleries statewide are encouraged to enroll their event with Tennessee Craft to benefit from promotional campaigns designed to spotlight their efforts. Artists may create and submit an original event, lecture, or demonstration, submit an established community craft event or host an individual Open Studio Day as part of the 2019 Tennessee Craft Week. More than 100 events are projected to take place.

As the premier statewide advocate for the art of handmade craft, Tennessee Craft encourages artists to be a part of this successful campaign. This focus on craft brands and promotes artists’ skills and builds the reputation of handmade products made in Tennessee.

For more information, visit www.tennesseecraft.org/tennessee-craft-week.

Media contact:

Laurie Davis

Publicist, Tennessee Craft Week