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.
Voted Western NC’s favorite art event for more than a decade, The Big Crafty celebrates the beauty of a human scale economy and community-building, soul-enriching creative work.
May 9 - May 12
LEAF Festival is an inter-generational celebration of world culture that uses music, arts, and creativity to champion artistic expression, instill cultural competency, and build a diverse & welcoming community.
May 8 - May 19
Pop up shop in Downtown Asheville, featuring local and national craft, art, design & vintage goods!
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