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About Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair
Crafty Bastards is a juried exhibition and sale of handmade goods from independent artists that originated 14 years ago in Washington, D.C., presented by the Nashville Scene’s sister publication, the Washington City Paper.

Nashville Scene launched a version of the event in November 2014, integrating a curated selection of beer for sale along with handcrafted items, activities, entertainment and food truck fare. We are thrilled to host Crafty Bastards for the fourth year in on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 10 AM - 4 PM at Marathon Music Works. This is a FREE community event, made possible by our sponsors!

Why are we doing it?
As Nashville’s premier alternative newsweekly, the Nashville Scene promotes underground art and strives to connect the voice and vision of independent artists with our readers. The festival creates an experience where consumers can discover unconventional, hard-to-find arts and crafts, meet the artists, and even make something themselves.

What kinds of crafts will I find?
You will find talented artists handpicked by a select jury for their DIY chops and singular vision. There'll be surprises at every booth including unique homegoods, clothing, punk-rock baby clothes, handcrafted jewelry, plush toys, DIY kits, screen-printing, original art, locally produced food, and much more.  See the vendor lineup for details.

Will there be food?
You bet!  Come hungry for: