Centennial Park, May 4, 5 & 6

When an artisan creates a piece, it may or may not be functional, but it will certainly be decorative. And when that artisan is part of the Tennessee Association of Craft Artists’ annual Spring Craft Fair, his or her work is sure to be at the height of the genre. The fair, which will be held in front of the Parthenon in Centennial Park on May 4, 5, and 6, is a highly anticipated event each year, in large part due to its quality offerings. Teri Alea, the executive director of the Tennessee Association of Craft Artists (TACA), says, “This is an elevated form, and I think one of the reasons we get some of the artists we get is for that reason.” The quality is a direct result of the show’s being a juried event. Alea explains that, with the rating system, jury members do not go below a certain rating, no matter what. That is why the number of booths may vary from year to year.

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