Firefly Artisan Fair

An outdoor night market celebrating Nashville’s creative community

NOT JUST ANOTHER CRAFT FAIR

In one night, guests can buy handmade art from Nashville artists, make art together, watch art being made, be inspired to create art, and build community under the stars. This event is for people of all ages and is family friendly.

Art has the power to illuminate, to transform, to educate, inspire and motivate. This event will highlight the arts in Nashville and call attention to the many artist of our area. This artisan night market will bring our community together to enjoy the work of 40+ local artisans, music, food, craftsman demonstrations and an interactive public art project. 

WHEN

5-9 PM
Saturday, October 23, 2021

WHERE

1416 Lebanon Pike
Nashville, Tennessee 37210

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BUY HANDMADE ART

Firefly Artisan Fair features handmade work from 30+ Nashville artisans. Support your local artists and stock up early for the holidays!

Larry & Tracey Rogers demonstrate Raku firing during Firefly Artisan Fair
WATCH ART BEING MADE

One of guests favorite part of Firefly Artisan Fair is watching artists making their craft. Get a front row seat as they work in mediums like wood, clay, glass, and paint.

Public Art Project at Firefly Artisan Fair
MAKE ART

Guests are invited to participate in a larger art experience where we will make art together. 

Sarah Ruzic and Amanda Armstrong talk with Amanda Jarrett at Firefly Artisan Fair
BE INSPIRED TO CREATE ART

Nashville Creative outlets and organizations will be in attendance to illuminate their programs and resources so guests can join in and be creative themselves. 

FIREFLY ARTISAN FAIR IS FREE

This family friendly event is FREE to attend and FREE to park!

Meet the artists

Applications for artisans are open. Once they are selected, you will see them below. We are currently showing artisans from previous Fairs. 

PREVIOUS FEATURED ARTISAN: Acorn Hill Woodworking

Acorn Hill Woodworking’s goal is to create beautiful, unique pieces of furniture, cabinetry and home decor. His desire is to provide top quality products that everyone can enjoy.

See Acorn Hill’s work on Instagram

PREVIOUS FEATURED ARTISAN: Kelsey Carey Potter

Kelsey Carey makes wheel thrown functional pottery. Her pots display imagery of animals, objects and people using the sgraffito method on low fire clay painted with underglaze. 

See Kelsey’s work on Instagram

PREVIOUS FEATURED ARTISAN: M.Florita Jewelry

M.Florita jewelry is a handcrafted jewelry line created by Nashville, TN native Marrah Florita. Each piece of artisan jewelry is created to inspire the person wearing it. The line includes a signature collection of hand stamped personalized charms, a growing Skyline Collection and a Bottle Necklace Collection. 

See MFlorita’s work on Instagram

PREVIOUS FEATURED ARTISAN: Creo Crafting

Crocheted home decor, scrunchies, beanies and more from Nashville artist Rebekah Pomohaci. 

See Creo Crafting’s work on Instagram

PREVIOUS FEATURED ARTISAN: Pare Candles

Natural soy + coconut wax candles crafted to permeate your space, awaken your senses, renew your spirit, every day.

See Pare’s work on Instagram

PREVIOUS FEATURED ARTISAN: Neutral Fig Earrings

Handmade polymer clay earrings made in Nashville, TN. 

See her work on Instagram

PREVIOUS FEATURED ARTISAN: Bouchez Photography

Nashville based photographer focused on petrol, portraits, and airplanes. 

See her work on Instagram

PREVIOUS FEATURED ARTISAN: Billet & Blade

Nashville based woodworker and carver 

See her work on Instagram

POTTER: Alexie Smith

Alexie studied ceramics at Wichita State in Kansas and enjoys working in a creative community. Alexie teaches ceramics at The Clay Lady’s Studio. Watch him make pots on the pottery wheel during Firefly.

See his work on Instagram

GLASS ARTIST: Rachel Gerth

Rachel is a stained glass and fused glass artist. She teaches glass classes on The Clay Lady’s Campus weekly. She will be working on a stained glass piece during Firefly.

“I’ve lived in Nashville for 9 years, and it’s become home to me – I’m not interested in leaving! Nashville is home to all kinds of creative folk – from old timer banjo pickers to artists of all kinds, inspiring chefs, inventors, entrepreneurs, thinkers, and visionary people in many industries. I love living here!  I’m starting to feel like a kid again – living my life, bursting with ideas, tinkering, and meeting and encouraging other makers along the way. Nashville is wonderful that way: it’s the smallest-feeling big city I’ve ever lived in. Proud to call it home.” – Rachel

See her work on Instagram

ILLUSTRATOR: Robert Hughes

Robert is a Character Designer & Visual Development Artist. He helps people take this world less seriously by sharing the animated world we live in. He will be creating live illustrations during Firefly. 

“Nashville is home because this is where I rediscovered my passion for art and really started pursuing it seriously. That has taken me on a journey that has included meeting dozens of amazing people that I have developed close relationships with. They have become my creative network, but also my artistic family. Speaking of family, Nashville feels the most like home because this is where I started my own family. This is where I met my wife, and where we got married and had our beautiful son. I have created so many important, special memories here with them which makes Nashville itself have a special place in my heart.” -Robert

See his work on Portfolio | LinkedIn | Instagram

WOODTURNER: Jeff Brockett

When Jeff attend a craft fair and saw a woodturning demonstration, he was hooked and woodturning became his passion. He will be creating things on a lathe during Firefly. 

See his work here

RAKU ARTIST: Susan Lawless

Susan is a ceramic raku artist and sculptor. Raku pottery is removed from the kiln when red hot. It is cooled rapidly, often in combustible material like sawdust or paper. Susan will be creating raku during Firefly. 

See her work on Instagram

LIVE MUSIC: WILLOW HILL

Willow Hill is a burst of color on the canvas of modern country music.  The husband and wife duo of Alexandra & C.T. Fields has earned a loyal fan base across the entire United States with Alexandra’s  iconic soulful voice and C.T.’s infectious guitar riffs.  Having written songs together for over 12 years, the two enjoyed some national success in their rock group Lovebettie with a Rolling Stone “Band to Watch” mention, and over 200 dates per year of touring.  The band was also a regular name at major festivals like Sturgis, Rocklahoma, and Summerfest – where they supported the legendary Pat Benatar.  During that time the couple began writing songs outside of the realm of rock and roll, and finally found where their hearts felt at home…  in country music.
 
While admiring the authentic songwriting of country radio that they were raised on, and attending festivals like Stage Coach Music Festival and Delaware’s Junction Festival, Alexandra & C.T. penned the first songs that would be the foundation for Willow Hill, and recorded their debut EP, Highway One.  Recorded in Nashville’s historic Benchmark studios, Highway One is produced by Zach Abend with the assistance of Executive Producer Jeff Cohen of As You Wish Music, who’s credits include songs with Sugarland, Big & Rich, and The Band Perry.  The Ep has immediately gained steam with some of the industry’s biggest tastemakers, and is set to make a splash on mainstream country radio.http://willowhillmusic.com/
COMMUNITY PARTNERS

We could not do this event with out their partnership!

CONTACT

Thank you for your interest in Firefly Artisan Fair!

For questions please contact: Lyndy Rutledge

615-242-0346

or email:

fireflyartisanfair@gmail.com

CALL FOR ARTISANS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How much are tickets?

Firefly Artisan Fair is a FREE event with FREE parking. 

Are there activities for kids?

Firefly Artisan Fair is a family friendly event! Four legged friends are welcome as well. We have a Kid’s Booth where children can make an art project. And most kid’s favorite part of Firefly is the firepit where you can make S’mores!

What's the best time to come?

Firefly starts at 5pm, but we think the best time to come is after the sun goes down and Firefly Artisan Fair is lit up with lights!

Is it pet friendly?

Yes, Firefly Artisan Fair is pet friendly event. We just ask you keep your furry friends on a leash. 

What safety precautions are you taking for Covid-19?

We will be following all CDC guidelines at the time of the event. 

Is this an indoor or outdoor event?

Firefly Artisan Fair is an outdoor market under the stars and will go on rain or shine! Each artisan will have a tent with their handmade goods. 

Where do I park? Do I have to pay to park?

Parking is FREE and we will have signs and volunteers to guide you exactly where to park. We will have handicap accessible parking. 

We will post who the featured artisans are on July 12th. 

You can apply to be a featured artisan between April 1- June 30th. You must be a Nashville area resident to apply. 

Apply here

What is Firefly Artisan Fair?

In one night, guests can buy handmade art from Nashville artists, make art together, watch art being made, be inspired to create art, and build community under the stars. This event is for people of all ages and is family friendly.

Do you have food and alcohol?

We will have 2 savory food trucks and 1 desert food truck. We do not have alcohol at this event. 

What type of artists will be selling their work?

We will have 30+ artisans from all different mediums and price ranges. In the past we have had artist who do woodworking, ceramics, jewelry, paintings, fabrics, candles, and more.