West TN Artisan Trail Holiday Open Houses, Sat. Dec. 3, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come join us to enjoy fine art, delicious hors d’oeuvres, fun and friends! Give the gift of art from a West Tennessee artist! Seven locations including Bolivar, Jackson, Humboldt and another location for artisans is pending! What an enjoyable day this will be!
Upcoming West Tennessee Artisan Trail Shows
Ready to savor life and enjoy fine cuisine? Make a date for Sat., June 25: Summertime Livin’ Easy Arty Party, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fleur de Lee Restaurant, 1143 Rushmeade Road, Jackson.
Outside, Artisan Trail members will have artworks for sale: pottery, jewelry, paintings, sculptures, photography, metalcrafts, woodturning and more. Artisans include: Allison East, illustrations and art. Tim Pace, metalworks. Wanda Stanfill, sculpture. Jan Strickland, pottery and jewelry. Hattie Duncan, African-American folk art. Andrew Clark, pottery. Greg Phillips, woodturning. Jesse Hillman, photography. Jacque Hillman, jewelry, among others.
Inside, enjoy “Tales, Tunes, Talent and Cocktails” 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Regional authors will share stories at 30 minute intervals, leading with Harbert Alexander Sr., “Soldiers, Saints & Sinners,” 12:30 p.m. Jocelyn Wurzburg, “Jocie’s Stories,” 1 p.m. Paula Casey, “The Perfect 36,” 1:30 p.m. Jennifer Rawls, “The Vote,” 2 p.m. Character actress and theater director Becky Fly, 2:30 p.m.; Jackson Theatre Guild, songs from “Guys and Dolls,” 3 p.m. Jazz music, 3:30 p.m. Renowned author Dr. Niles Reddick 4 to 5 p.m. telling tales from his latest book, “Drifting Too Far From the Shore.”
Free to attend. Pay for food and drinks inside. Please call (731) 736-4500 to reserve your table for a time about 45 minutes prior to the session you plan to attend. Authors will have books to sign and sell inside. For more information on the West Tennessee Artisan Trail, call (731) 394-2894 or email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.westtennesseeartisantrail.com.
Thurs. July 14: Summer Celebration. West TN Research & Education Center. U. S. Highway 70 (Airways Boulevard), west of U. S. Highway 45 Bypass in Jackson, TN. 44 exhibitors. West Tennessee Artisan Trail members will show and sell fine art. Garden Talks, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Master Gardeners’ Plant Sale, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and more. Admission: $5 for adults, free for children 17 and under. Admission to UT Kitchen Divas Cooking Demo is an additional $5. http://west.tennessee.edu/events/summerceleb.asp
Sat. July 23: Toast of Jackson, Jackson Fairgrounds, 800 South Highland Ave., Jackson, TN. 1 to 6 p.m. A fine wine and art festival, a celebration of local and regional wineries including a wide selection of artisans and regional craftspeople. West Tennessee Artisan Trail members will show and sell fine art. Food from Redbones Grill & Bar. Free wine and food seminars by Tammy Algood, a leading expert. At this festival each winery offers complimentary one – ounce samples of their wines, as well as wine for sale by the bottle or the case. Toast of Jackson is sanctioned by the Tennessee Farm Growers Association and the Pick Tennessee Products a division of the Tennessee Department of Agriculture. Benefits Jackson Exchange Club projects. Toast of Jackson Tickets being sold at the Civic Center Box Office 731-425-8587 or buy online. $20 per ticket. Group ticket prices available. http://www.toastofjackson.com
August and September: Two pop-up shows. Details to come. Farmers Market show date in Anderson Park above the AMP on a Friday.
Sat., Oct. 1: International Food and Art Festival, downtown Jackson. . West Tennessee Artisan Trail members will show and sell fine art in their boutique art gallery downtown on the square. http://www.cityofjackson.net/neighborhood-services/jackson-international-food-arts-festival-downtown-jackson.
First “Food as Art” contest sponsored by WTAT. Food, glorious food! What fine art it can be! The West TN Artisan Trail’s “Food as Art” contest is set for Oct. 1 at the International Food & Art Festival in downtown Jackson. Deadline to enter: Sept. 12. Age Divisions: 13-18; 19 and up.10 Art Categories: pottery, jewelry, woodturning, photography, painting, drawing, glass blowing, sculpture, textiles, metalcrafts. $25 entry free. Top overall prize: $1,000, presented by Platinum Sponsor Dr. Keith Nord, Dr. Laura Nord and Nordstar Medical. WTATFoodasArtcontestentryform-2016-v2
Sat. Nov. 5: Holiday Show. Details to come.
Sat. Dec. 3: Artisan Trail weekend. Tour of artists’ studios and homes throughout West Tennessee from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with artworks for sale: pottery, jewelry, sculpture, paintings, textiles, metalcrafts, woodturning and more. No fee to tour. Map of tour.