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Call for Artists: 45th Annual American Artisan Festival

June 14, 15 & 16
Centennial Park 
Nashville, Tennessee
Fri. 12PM - 8PM; Sat. 10AM - 7PM; Sun. 10AM - 5PM
150 Artists
Deadline: January 11
Application Fee: $40   
Booth Fee: $495 (10x10), $900 (10x20)

The 45th Annual American Artisan Festival will take place this coming Father's Day weekend in Nashville, Tennessee at Centennial Park, the city's most historic and beautiful park featuring the Parthenon, one of Nashville's architectural treasures. While the show retains its original location, both the park and Nashville have experienced explosive growth in the past five years, making it an even better time to showcase your work to this growing, creative community.
We invite you to apply today for an incredible exhibition opportunity, as touted by fellow artists: historically very high art sales potential, consistently high national rankings among artists, a family-run business approach, and the opportunity to connect and sell to the dynamic community that is the new Nashville.
Of the artist exhibitors surveyed after the 2018 show,more than 90% reported they would love to come back to the show if invited again (thank you artists for the feedback!). The estimated revenue from this show per artist ranges based on medium, but the mean is around $8500 according to artist reports, and is known by local Nashvillians as the best high-end art fair hands down.

Always free to the public, the American Artisan Festival is visited by more than 25,000 annually. In addition to presenting 150 of the best artists in contemporary American handcrafts and fine art, fair goers also enjoy live music, free children's art booths, and more than fifteen artisanal food and drink booths including beer, wine and craft cocktails.
There will be a 'Nancy Saturn' People's Choice Award for $1000, as well as the of Best in Show Award for $500, which will be determined with our jury.
The American Artisan Festival has had a long and successful history in Nashville since 1971. Founded by Nancy Saturn, a pioneer in the contemporary craft movement, the American Artisan Festival has been dedicated to showcasing work of the highest quality for over 40 years. Nancy lost her battle with breast cancer in 2010; however, the show carries on her vision and tradition of excellence led by her daughter and protégé, Samantha Saturn.
  • Cash awards, including The Nancy Saturn Excellence Award and the People's Choice Award
  • Friday evening party exclusively for Artists and their families
  • Complimentary breakfast bagels and coffee each morning, water delivered
  • Free artist parking close to the event with security/entry
  • Volunteer booth sitting during show hours
  • 24-hour police security during the fair
  • Vehicle unloading/loading at booth space, weather permitting
  • Affordable Hotel Rooms blocked at the nearby Millenium Hotel for $109/night, and the Holiday Inn Vanderbilt for $160/night
  • Full-scale marketing and press campaign including print, online, radio and     television media outlets as well as select direct media opportunities (if           interested in participating let us know!)
Full-scale marketing and press campaign including print, online, radio and
television media outlets as well as select direct media opportunities (if               
interested in participating let us know!)
Contact Samantha Saturn (615) 212-9095

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