We love the fact that Nashville, as a community, is unfailingly supportive of independent businesses, artists, artisans and makers. That environment helps spur a steady stream of local artisan markets all around town, all through the year. And that gives us great places to send new homeowners for decor/inspiration, to buy unique closing gifts for clients and snag cool items for our own homes.
On that note: This weekend brings the Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair, a sale/exhibition of handmade goods and neighborhood fair that’ll make for a fine way to spend a fall afternoon in Nashville.
The event has roots in Washington, D.C. — alt-weekly publication the Washington City Paper got it going there, and its local sister, the Nashville Scene, brings the concept to Middle Tennessee.
Like its Mid-Atlantic forebear, Nashville’s Crafty Bastards isn’t just a shopping excursion — there’ll be craft beer and food trucks, plus live music and other entertainment, for when you need a break from browsing.
The mix of vendors is a particularly good one, too, if you’re in the middle of fleshing out your home’s decor. Looking through the list of artists and artisans scheduled to attend, we’ve already penciled down a bunch of work that we think could look fantastic in a Nashville homebuyer’s new place.
Below, we picked out a few of our favorite pieces from Crafty Bastards Nashville participants. Want to check this stuff out in person? The fair is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 6, at the intersection of 11th Ave S and Laurel Street in The Gulch, and admission is free.
HOME GOODS YOU CAN FIND AT SATURDAY’S CRAFTY BASTARDS NASHVILLE
Wooden wall art and tables, made in Nashville
Lighting, wall art and more, made in Nashville
Handwoven tapestries, pillows and more, made in Nashville
Art, including the above South Main Rounds, created with spray paint on wood
Custom wood wall hangings, tables, tea light holders and more
Mugs, bowls, dishes, bud vases and other handmade pottery
If you’re looking for a new home to put your homemade finds in, we’d love to help you find the perfect place. Give us a call or shoot us an email!