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Antique buttons in artful hands: BlueShoe Nashville's Best of Flair Award at the 32nd American Artisan Festival goes to The Brass Button of New Orleans for their whimsical, well-crafted, and affordable necklaces made of vintage American and European buttons and glass.

June 15, 2002
[12:30 pm]

Glorious June weather is gracing Nashville this weekend as Fan Fair hits town and the American Artisan Festival studs Centennial Park with its white tents full of handcrafted treasures by artisans from across the country. This is an invitation-only show and the quality of the work proves it. Pottery and glassware, leather goods, clocks, handmade hats and shoes, finely-wrought wood items, and jewelry from the folksy to the fine present a tempting diversion as you stroll among the shade trees here in Nashville's premier park. Funnel cakes, Italian sorbet, and an array of meatier fare are offered in the food section of the festival. The weather is so nice, the artisans so friendly, and the quality of the arts and crafts so well-done, you'll want to linger. Summertime and the feeling is good ...

The Festival continues Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Centennial Park on West End Avenue.

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