43rd Annual American Artisan Festival
Centennial Park Nashville
Fri, Jun 16 4:00 pm
The 44th annual American Artisan Festival will be held this year on Father's Day weekend - June 16, 17 & 18, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee’s Centennial Park, also home of the Parthenon, Nashville's unrivaled tourist attraction. 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. The estimated revenue from this show according to artist reports is well over $1MM bringing the average artist revenue to $6600. Always free to the public, the 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. We will also include a new American Artisan Festival Award of Excellence for $1000 as well as a People’s Choice Award of $500, which will be determined through our social media channels and online voting.