Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair is an exhibition and sale of handmade goods from more than 100 local and traveling artists who have been selected by a jury, set up for primetime holiday shopping. This is not your average craft fair. The event was started by our sister paper, Washington City Paper and is in its third year in Nashville. Join us November 3rd and 4th
About Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair
Crafty Bastards is a juried exhibition and sale of handmade goods from independent artists that originated 14 years ago in Washington, D.C., presented by the Nashville Scene’s sister publication, the Washington City Paper.
Nashville Scene launched a version of the event in November 2014, integrating a curated selection of beer for sale along with handcrafted items, activities, entertainment and food truck fare. We are thrilled to host Crafty Bastards for the third year in The Gulch neighborhood on Saturday and Sunday, November 3-4, 2018 from 10 AM - 4 PM at 1201 Laurel St. This is a FREE community event, made possible by our sponsors!
Why are we doing it?
As Nashville’s premier alternative newsweekly, the Nashville Scene promotes underground art and strives to connect the voice and vision of independent artists with our readers. The festival creates an experience where consumers can discover unconventional, hard-to-find arts and crafts, meet the artists, and even make something themselves.
What kinds of crafts will I find?
You will find talented artists handpicked by a select jury for their DIY chops and singular vision. There'll be surprises at every booth including unique homegoods, clothing, punk-rock baby clothes, handcrafted jewelry, plush toys, DIY kits, screen-printing, original art, locally produced food, and much more.