When we see a local makers market, we always try to share it — whether it’s new gifts for our friends, closing gifts for our homebuyer clients or decor pieces for our own homes, we love shopping local and handmade, so Nashville makers markets are our happy places.
One we have on the calendar this fall that we thought you might be intrigued by, too: The Firefly Artisan Fair, on Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Clay Lady’s Campus, just a little bit southeast of downtown Nashville.
The event runs 5 to 9 that night, and although it’s like a lot of other Nashville makers market, in that it’ll feature a crop of local creatives selling their wares, it has a fun twist that’s represented in the name.
The organizers took inspiration from the little insect that makes southern summer nights so twinkly: “The firefly is an unassuming creature by day,” the Firefly Artisan Fair folks say, “but at night its gift of light transforms the darkness into something beautiful.”
Their fest echoes that idea, held outdoors in the evening, with Nashvillians taking in artist demonstrations and getting the opportunity to take part in a public art installation, beyond shopping under the stars and grabbing dinner and snacks from local food trucks.
The ultimate aim: “This one-night event is a celebration of the artistic ‘light’ inside everyone, an opportunity to support local artists as well as participate directly in the arts as a community.”
Decorating your Nashville home with Firefly finds
The Firefly Artisan Fair is a free, family-friendly affair that’s a lot more than a shopping excursion… but it’s still a pretty compelling local shopping excursion.
And if you’re looking to outfit a home with practical and beautiful stuff, this year’s crop of 30-plus artisans looks more than promising. A few of the Firefly Artisan Fair makers whose work has already caught our attention:
Acorn Hill Woodworking
Wall art, furniture and more, from Dickson County, Tennessee
Pinch Pot Love
Modern ceramics, including vases and planters, handmade here in Nashville
Twisted Fig Pottery
Cool and classic, functional pottery from Nashville chef Joshua Simpson
Check out the full rundown of Firefly Artisan Fair artisans, and more details about the event, at fireflyartisanfair.com.
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