White Oak Craft Fair...Always Something New

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Damon Macnaught is one of the artist who will have his works for sale at the White Oak Craft Fair this year.
If you are one of those people who have visited the White Oak Craft Fair in the past and think that this year will be more of the same old, same old, well think again.

Already there are over a dozen new craft artists for this years event, and more are likely to come on board before the annual event takes place in a few weeks.

In all, the work of over 80 craft artisans will be available for purchase as The White Oak Craft Fair returns for its 20th year, offering something of interest for everybody who delights in items and products that are individually designed and hand crafted. From 9:00am until 5:00pm, Saturday, September 12th and Sunday, September 13th, the Arts Center of Cannon County will host the top craft artisans from throughout the region who will offer for sale their original textiles, jewelry, woodcarving, metalwork, pottery, photography, chairs, baskets, ironwork, stained glass and much more.

The White Oak Craft Fair takes place along the banks of the East Fork Stones River just down from the Arts Center. More than 80 artisans will present an enormous variety of work, all of which is chosen for it excellence and integrity by a highly respected selection panel. In an age when mass production makes so many things widely available, the White Oak Crafts Fair celebrates the inspiration and skill of the individual maker as well as being an opportunity to appreciate uniqueness. This is an event, whose reputation has spread to attract new attendees from across the region as well as appealing, year after year, to regular visitors. "2009 is no exception, and the panel has done an excellent job in choosing an interesting and eclectic mix of craft artists, a number of which are new to the event", comments Donald Fann, Executive Director of The Arts Center.

In association with the Cannon Association of Craft Artists, The Arts Center of Cannon County has developed and coordinated this event for the past 20 years. Although a high percentage of the participants in the show are typically perennial favorites, new exhibitors join the show each year, so there is always something new and fresh for visitors to look forward to. Along with food booths to tempt the palate and quench the thirst, The Arts Center Cafe will provide traditional southern cooking inside the Arts Center. In addition a Children's Activities Tent will be provided by the Art Department of the Cannon County High School allowing young children (and their parents and grandparents) a chance to re-hydrate, sit down and slow down with special activities planned just for them.

So make your plans now to visit the White Oak Crafts Fair, but be sure that you give yourself plenty of time because you will not want to miss all that this year's fair has to offer. The 20th Annual White Oak Crafts Fair will be held September 12th and 13th just down from The Arts Center of Cannon County, 1424 John Bragg Highway, just west of the town of Woodbury, approximately 20 minutes from Murfreesboro, Manchester, and McMinnville and one hour southeast of Nashville. Fair hours are 9:00am to 5:00pm both days. For additional information call 615-563-2787 or 1-800-235-9073 or visit our website at http://www.artscenterofcc.com
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