Spring Edition

Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair
Spring Edition

Nearly 60 Artisan Vendors | Craft Cocktails | FREE Admission!
Saturday, April 13, 2019 | 10 AM – 4 PM
Marathon Music Works (1402 Clinton St, Nashville, TN 37203)

*Stay dry while you shop in our Spring Edition’s indoor venue!

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.

Will there be food?
You bet! Expect to enjoy tasty bites from our food vendors, serving up delicious eats.



3,000 people came to walk on the crafty side at the Spring Edition of Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair.  While there, they tasted Reyka Vodka & Chattanooga Whiskey cocktails, hopped into our photo booth, and tasted treats from Athens Family Restaurant, Daddy’s Dogs, and Retro Sno.  All of this was on top of the nearly 60 craft vendors who shopped their wares and artisan goods.  Take a look at our photo gallery for a taste of what #CraftyBastards is like!

Artists and Craftspeople:

Alex Hartz Painting | Alyn Vaughn | Bela Begonias | Black Sheep Goods | Blackburn Goods | Bloom and Grow Design | BRANDED
Collective | Bubo handmade | CEMENT6 | Clay & Company | Creature’s Virtue | Downtown Candle Company | Erin Body Care |
For the Love of Lumber | Freshwater Design Co. | FurEver Friends | Garner Blue | Gathered Garden Crafts | Gosh I Goods | Green
Blanky Studio | Handmade Habitat | Hollowed Earth Pottery | IGI Designs | J. Matthew Welker: Pop Art Done Good | Jordan
McDowell Illustration | Justin Morales | Kaitlin Savage Ceramics | Kuiperly Bag Co | Laura K. Murdoch Fine Art | LDYdesign | Live
Rough Die Tough | LOCAL Coasters | Maelu | Maisilene | Marshall And Rose | Meant to Soar Designs | Mercer & Jayne | OndiRose
Curious Crafts | PaperLiberated | qwrkydirt | Reaching Eden | Redwood & Co | Retro Sorrento | Sacer and Savive | Shara Porter
Designs | Shipwreck Press | Sinisters | So Nashville Clothing | Sprouted Designs | The Great Maier Mercantile | The Nash Collection
| The Pharm | The Shine Project | Trailerpark Jackson Handmade | Trendy Bubs | Tristi Designs


Crafty Bastards is a juried exhibition and sale of handmade goods from independent artists that originated in 2003 by the Washington City Paper. The Nashville Scene brought the fair to Nashville in November of 2014, integrating a curated selection of beer and craft cocktails. So, all crafts on deck to shop for some unique, handcrafted items along with activities, entertainment and food truck fare! Witness your inner craft with the Nashville Scene’s FREE community event.