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Tennessee Artisans at the Tennessee State Fair

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The Tennessee State Fair will host several demonstrations and exhibits to showcase Tennessee’s rich arts and crafts heritage.

“We are thrilled to have regional artists showcase their crafts at the creative arts exhibition at the fair,” said Bill Mullins, creative arts manager The Tennessee State Fair. “We have several opportunities for fair-goers to see local artists demonstrate their skills and it will add to a great fair experience for all ages.”

The Tennessee Arts Commission has provided support for the demonstrating artists for materials and travel through a grant for honorariums.

Some of the exhibits and demonstrations will include:

Woodturning with the Tennessee Association of Woodturners will share techniques on turning wood, finishing wood, safe woodworking practices and proper tool and equipment use.
The artists from The Clay Lady’s Artist Co-op & Galleries will be demonstrating their talents and skills at both the potter’s wheel and hand-building with clay. Using different techniques and decorating styles, the artists will share their process and answer questions about their art.
Handweavers from the Handweavers Guild of Nashville will be demonstrating weaving a chenille scarf on an 8-harness floor loom, and fabric on a 4-harness floor loom. Table looms will also be available for children to experience weaving up close and personal.