Thursday, June 14, 2018

American Artisan Festival Hosts Free Children's Activities (Nashville, TN.)

American Artisan Festival To Host Free Children’s Activities
Onsite Food & Drink Vendors Bring New Flavors For Festival Attendees

  Rounding out a roaster of over 150 artisans and a weekend of live music, the American Artisan Festival is pleased to announce their lineup of kids activities and food vendors for their 44th annual festival taking place this weekend (June 15-17) in Nashville’s Centennial Park.

The weekend’s children’s activities will include ceramics crafts led by Nashville’s ‘Clay Lady’, a flower crown station hosted by Cheekwood Botanical Garden, Jose the Face Painter, and upcycled crafts including story stones curated by Turnip Green Creative. In addition, Parnassus book will host several story times throughout the weekend; a schedule can be found below.

Food and drink vendors will be onsite throughout the weekend offering a variety of dining options including mediterranean fares from Cafe Rakka, and other festival favorites including Daddy’s Dogs, Delicias Colombianas, Mexican Fajitas and Quesadillas, Bradley’s ice cream, kettle corn and Boutique Burger Bar.  

Craft cocktails including a bloody mary bar, beer and wine will be provided by Pickers, Natchez Hill Winery, Music City Beer. Homemade lemonade, ice teas and artisan coffees will also be available.

Admission for the festival and all children’s activities are free and open to the public.

Parnassus Story Time Schedule
Theme: Masters of Disguise
Saturday: 10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm, 3pm, 4:30pm, 6pm
Sunday: 10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm, 3pm, 4:30pm
Harriet Gets Carried Away by Jessie Sima
Spy Guy by Jessica Young
Super Manny Stands Up by Kelly DiPucchio
Dazzle Ships by Chris Barton
And more Parnassus favorites about masters of disguise!

Two interactive art installations will take place throughout the weekend. Artist Beth Reitmeyer’s piece will feature a large parachute that was designed to feel like a pool of water, a smaller version of Centennial Park’s lake just over the hill. It is covered with a pattern of waves, referencing the ebb and flow of the surface of the water of the lake. Participants will be invited to experiment with the MAKE WAVES parachute as they like, with direction from Reitmeyer.

Brett Douglas Hunter’s creative energy comes to life in the second installation, as festival attendees will have the opportunity to walk through a collection of creatures and imaginative structures.

Now in its 44th year, American Artisan Festival returns to the front lawn of Nashville’s Centennial Park June 15 through 17th.

The festival is free, family-friendly, and open to the public. There will be 150 artists from across America, fun kid-friendly art projects, an amazing range of artisanal food, drink and craft cocktails -- a perfect outing for Father’s Day Weekend.

The American Artisan Festival is located on the front of Centennial Park in Nashville, TN
Friday, June 15 - 12pm to 8pm
Saturday, June 16 - 10am to 7pm
Sunday, June 17 - 10am to 5pm

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