Three Big Events (And an Even Bigger Apartment)

When it comes to announcements, we like to get right down to business. Here are a few big events coming up for 1767, plus an exciting project that we just couldn't wait to tell you about.

  • M Street Chef Week With Kayne Prime. From April 24 through April 30, Nashville's M Street restaurant group is hosting its annual Chef Week, which features private dinners pairing some of the city's best chefs with area artists. We were chosen to work with Kayne Prime's Steven Chandler to create custom serving trays to use as the backdrop for his stunning culinary creations. 
  • The Sunday Market. On Sunday, May 14 we'll be heading to Franklin, TN for this makers' market. The market is held in the Shed at Southeast side of The Factory at Franklin, and you can listen to some live music, grab food from Nashville's best food trucks and do some good for local non-profits while you shop.
  • Porter Flea. We always look forward to Porter Flea's huge summer show, and we're already gearing up for this year's market on June 16 and 17. 
  • The Olmsted. We're excited to announce that we're working on some custom installations and furniture designs in the Olmsted, a new apartment complex in Nashville's SoBro neighborhood. The 328-unit building will feature work from a few Nashville artists, so we'll be in very good company. Stay tuned for more! 


10 Best Indie Craft Shows in the Eastern and Southern Regions

We've done our fair share of craft shows over the years that 1767 has been in business, and we love them because they're great ways to connect with new customers and meet makers from other cities. Whether you're a shopper who wants to invest in some awesome handmade goods or even a new maker who is just starting the craft show circuit for the first time, here are our personal favorite indie craft shows in the Southern and East Coast regions. 

  • Porter Flea (Nashville) - This is by far our favorite craft show every year, and not just because it's in our home city. Porter Flea is held twice a year (once in the summer and once around Christmas), and it always draws a huge crowd of both makers and shoppers. 
Porter Flea | Image via ginkaville

Porter Flea | Image via ginkaville

  • Made Market (Louisville, KY) - Made Market takes place at the end of the summer at the Pointe in Louisville, a warehouse-style building that's full of exposed brick, high ceilings and other charming details that make it an enjoyable place to spend the day shopping. 
  • Indie Craft Experience (Atlanta, GA) - Indie Craft Experience is a series of ongoing craft shows in the Atlanta area. The Holiday Market is, of course, the largest of them all, but there are also pop-up markets during the summer and fall months. 
  • Crafty Bastards (Washington, DC) - This one is held every fall in DC at the popular Union Market. It's an outdoor show, and it boasts more than 30,000 shoppers throughout the weekend. This year, they're even expanding to include a fall date right here in Nashville. 
Crafty Bastards | Image via WTOP

Crafty Bastards | Image via WTOP

  • Renegade (Nationwide) - With locations in New York, Denver, Portland, Seattle, LA, Chicago, Austin and even London, Renegade is one of the biggies. We always try to make it to at least one of the Chicago dates every year.
Renegade Craft Fair | image via squareup

Renegade Craft Fair | image via squareup

  • Indie Craft Parade (Greenville, SC) - This one is held in early fall at the Huguenot Mill in downtown Greenville. It has an intimate feel, and all of the makers are from the Southern states. 
  • Handmade Arcade (Pittsburgh, PA) - This is the largest indie craft fair in Pittsburgh, and it's always held a few weeks before Christmas at the downtown David L. Lawrence Convention Center.
  • Indie South (Southeast region) - This is a series of craft shows with locations in Athens, GA, Columbia, SC, Chattanooga, TN, and Nashville, TN. Instead of taking place once or twice a year, it offers lots of smaller events throughout the year. 
  • Urban Craft Fair (Detroit, MI) - Urban Craft Fair is a holiday market held at the Masonic Temple in Detroit. There are 100+ maker booths and a always a ton of shoppers. 
  • Made South (Franklin, TN) - This one is also exclusive to Southern makers, and it has a subscription service that goes along with the annual holiday market. It's a great way to put names to faces behind your favorite handmade brands.