May 2017

On the evening of May 13, The Clay Lady’s Campus will host its first-ever Firefly Artisan Fair, featuring the work of Nashville’s creative community.

The free event will offer live music and food trucks, as well as the chance to peruse works for sale from dozens of local artists, including jewelry, photography, paintings, and bookbinding. While The Clay Lady’s Campus is well known as an artists’ co-op, this event is meant to showcase artists from outside the group. It will also provide opportunities to learn more about local arts programs and resources.

“We created Firefly Artisan Fair as a unique night market to celebrate the Nashville arts community,” said Lyndy Rutledge, director of the fair. “Art has the power to illuminate, transform, educate, inspire, and motivate. We hope to highlight the arts in Nashville and call attention to the many artists of our area while providing resources for participants to pursue creativity when they leave.”

Attendees will also have the unique chance to participate in an interactive art project called Nashville Clayscape.

“More than 160 one-foot-square tiles will be handmade by ceramic artist Tamara Gentuso, creating a whimsical, panoramic interpretation of the Nashville map,” said Rutledge. “Each attendee will be given an opportunity during the event to create a three-by-three-inch handmade clay tile with a depiction of their very own home. These tiles will then be assembled by the artist into a beautiful border for the map.”

The Firefly Artisan Fair will be held on May 13 from 7 to 11 p.m. on The Clay Lady’s Campus, 1416 Lebanon Pike. For more information, please visit www. fireflyartisanfair.com.

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