Celebrate Craft in Your Community

Celebrating Craft Artists


By Laurie A Davis, Davis Group PR –

For the third year, Tennessee Craft is leading a statewide effort to spotlight and celebrate craft and craft artists across the state during Tennessee Craft Week (Oct. 6-15, 2017). By focusing attention on many craft events in a short time span, all our supporters, the media and the public will better realize the collective impact of craft on our culture, communities and the economy. This focused exploration of handmade craft and art is a powerful reminder that Tennessee craft continues to add value to Tennessee’s handmade traditions.

  1. Plan an event during Tennessee Craft Week (TCW), Oct. 6-15, 2017that showcases Tennessee artists—like a craft fair or festival, studio tour, exhibit, lecture, panel or an activity with a participatory or interactive element, such as a demo. Reach out to artists, art organizations, galleries, museums, libraries and schools in your community to join in to showcase craft during TCW. Ask for their support. There is no charge to participate in this exciting state-wide celebration.
  2.    Register your event or an existing event for maximum exposure at

The deadline to be included in the printed Tennessee Craft Week program is July 15, 2017. 

Partnering with the Tennessee Department of Tourism and Development, we will help publicize the event statewide. If you don’t make this deadline, please know: artists can submit event information all the way up to October. By submitting earlier, you give yourself better opportunities for exposure as we distribute information about your event.

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