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American Artisan Festival


Presenting the highest quality contemporary craft and fine artists, the 43rd Annual American Artisan Festival returns to the front lawn of Centennial Park. 

June 16 - 18, 2017

Nashville, Tennessee

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American Artisan Festival


Presenting the highest quality contemporary craft and fine artists, the 43rd Annual American Artisan Festival returns to the front lawn of Centennial Park. 

June 16 - 18, 2017

Nashville, Tennessee

aN ARTS INSTITUTION in Nashville since 1971

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.

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Father's Day Tradition


With its explosive population, economy, music, and arts scene, it is the best time to show in Nashville, and the city continues to hold a special place in its heart for this great festival and Father’s Day tradition that is all about family. 

Always free to the public, American Artisan Festival is visited by more than 20,000 local residents and tourists each year, and is co-sponsored by the Nashville Board of Parks and Recreation and The Nashville Arts Commission. In addition to presenting the best in contemporary American handcrafts and fine art, fair goers also enjoy live music by some of Nashville's most talented musicians, a free children’s art booth, and more than fifteen artisanal food and drink vendors including craft cocktails, beer and wine.

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Father's Day Tradition


With its explosive population, economy, music, and arts scene, it is the best time to show in Nashville, and the city continues to hold a special place in its heart for this great festival and Father’s Day tradition that is all about family. 

Always free to the public, American Artisan Festival is visited by more than 20,000 local residents and tourists each year, and is co-sponsored by the Nashville Board of Parks and Recreation and The Nashville Arts Commission. In addition to presenting the best in contemporary American handcrafts and fine art, fair goers also enjoy live music by some of Nashville's most talented musicians, a free children’s art booth, and more than fifteen artisanal food and drink vendors including craft cocktails, beer and wine.

 reserve hotel rooms

WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2017

  • 150 Artist booths - juried by Samantha Saturn and an amazing jury of contemporary craft and art professionals
  • Three day program including an incredible line-up of contemporary music from Nashville's best.  Plus, artisanal food, craft cocktails, beer and wine, kids art booth, valet parking, gift wrapping and so many other amazing services for our customers.
  • For Artists we'll be providing a range of services to support your time and effort at The American Artisan Festival including breakfast every morning, free water, a celebratory party on Friday night for the artists and their families and we're open to suggestions about what you need.
  • Cash Prizes this year for Best in Show and People's Choice Awards.
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Artisans


Showcasing over 150 artisans from around the US.

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Artisans


Showcasing over 150 artisans from around the US.

Highest quality craft and fine artists

First and foremost our mission is to present the highest quality contemporary craft and fine artists, and demonstrate to our community that handmade in America is truly something special.  Our aim since 1971 is making art more accessible by curating collectible works in a variety of mediums, and at a wide-range of prices. 

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