Last week, we rounded up a bunch of the great local and handmade markets coming up in Nashville and Franklin. We missed a worthwhile one, though, and it’s coming up this weekend, so we’re giving it its own post.
The Nashville Scene’s Crafts & Drafts — an annual, curated exhibition/market stocked with the wares of dozens of craft vendors — takes over the Nashville Farmers Market on Saturday, November 7. As the name suggests, it won’t be just crafts on tap. There’s plenty of beer and food trucks to make the shopping escapade more delicious/fun (that includes the launch of Guinness’ new Nitro IPA and the attendance of the reigning Best of Nashville “Best Food Truck,” The Grilled Cheeserie, among others.)
A great side note, too: The event benefits Soles4Souls and their work to fight poverty. Shoe donation bins will be on site, so if you have some gently worn footwear to share, bring it along.
As for the main event: Curious about what you’ll be able to find among the 90-plus vendors selling stuff Saturday? We cherry-picked a few favorite makers that are scheduled to attend, products in tow:
What: East Nashvillian Casey Hannah designs, paints, draws, hand-letters and otherwise creates various kinds of cute/cool stationery.
Example: Nashville greeting card, $4.50 from contextstudiogoods.com.
Cute Fluffin Stitch
Pleasant View, TN
What: Maker Ashley Gomez sews quilts, totes, stuffed animals and more.
Example: Al’s Pals Cat stuffed animals, handmade for your young friends or family members (and named after Ashley’s dachshund, who loves these too); $12, from the Cute Fluffin Stitch Etsy store.
East Nashville Jewelry Guild
What: a team of Eastsiders — Katey Burriss (Wanderlund), Tracey Ford (Studio Fjord), Janelle Wilkening (Rumef), and Margaret Darby (Francis B.) — band together hand-making and sharing jewelry.
Example: brass twigs necklace by Studio Fjord, available directly through the artist.
Crowing Hens Bindery
What: Native Nashvillian Mary Louise Sullivan handmakes decorative paper, hand-binds books and more.
Example: The Scribe Springback Journal, $85 via crowinghensbindery.com.
What: Gourmet popcorn that’s gluten-free and nut-free, but not whiskey-free.
Example: 1-gallon jar of gourmet popcorn, $24 through prohibitionpopcorn.com.
What: T-shirts, embroidered patches, and block prints with the bold flair of classic tattoo art, designed by Nashvillian Derrick Castle.
Example: Tennessee State block print, $19.99 via Straw Castle Etsy shop.
That’s just a tiny peek into what’ll be on the floor at Crafts & Drafts on Saturday. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and admission is free. The Nashville Farmers Market is located at 900 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN 37208 (right around all the Germantown fun).
For more info, including a full rundown of vendors, visit the Crafts & Drafts website.
If you end up going and you grab some great stuff, we’d love to see it! Tag us on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram!