Nashville, Tenn (September 06, 2013)— Craft artists from across the United States will travel to Nashville’s Centennial Park September 27-30 for the 35th Annual TACA Fall Craft Fair presented by the Nissan LEAF. This year, 210 of our nation’s top artists will set up their tents and exhibit their handmade American craft for middle Tennessee’s largest pop-up “gallery without walls.” Fairgoers have a unique opportunity to find exclusive, one-of-a-kind treasures crafted from clay, glass, metal, wood and more. With such a range of craft available, there is something for everyone at the TACA Fall Craft Fair.
The Tennessee Association of Craft Artists (TACA), a nonprofit, hosts the event each year to fulfill its mission to encourage, develop, and promote craft and its makers. To this end, perennial fixtures of the event include areas that showcase emerging talent and inspire future artists. The Chapter Tent fosters the development of new artists. Here, Fair veterans support new exhibitors throughout the weekend, helping them from setup to tear-down. Visit this area to discover Tennessee’s up-and-coming artists! Our Demonstration and Kids’ Tent provide examples of artists in action and partners offer hands-on activities to engage and excite the youngest visitors to the Fair.
Artists will be present with craft available for purchase from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free and open to the public. On Saturday and Sunday, the Nashville Metropolitan Airport Authority will provide a free shuttle for guests with pick up at the HCA lots at the north end of the park.
In addition to the Craft Fair, the Dance Theatre of Tennessee presents “Giselle” as Ballet in the Park returns to the Bandshell, The Stacked Box Community Mural Project will be onsite with the last chance to contribute before Fall Fest at the Hermitage begins, National Plug-In Day celebrates and advocates for electric vehicles in the charging lot by the Parthenon and Musicians Corner presents a great lineup of musical acts on Saturday in the front lawn of Centennial. Come for craft and stay for even more fun!
Founded in 1965, TACA is dedicated to encouraging, developing and promoting crafts and craftspeople in Tennessee. Through their Craft Fairs, TACA works to introduce the residents of Tennessee to the art of fine craft, increasing public understanding and appreciation of craft, while raising the standard of excellence and providing a forum for creative and personal expression for the artists. For more information, visit www.tennesseecrafts.org.
TACA Craft Fairs are produced by the Tennessee Association of Craft Artists (TACA), a statewide nonprofit organization and recipient of the Tennessee Governor’s Award in the Arts. By maintaining high standards of excellence, TACA Fairs received many accolades. In past years, the Harris List has ranked the Fair #1 in Tennessee and Sunshine Artist Magazine ranked it one of the “200 Best” in the country.