Novel Creature


MADE SOUTH
Jun
30
Jul 1

MADE SOUTH

  • The Factory at Franklin

MADE SOUTH events celebrate the best artisan goods, food, drink, music and art in the South!

Porter Flea
Jun
16
Jun 17

Porter Flea

  • Skyway Studios

On June 16 and 17, 2017, long-running Nashville makers market Porter Flea will return to East Nashville’s Skyway Studios, bringing another broad, talented mix of artists and artisans out to share unique, local and handmade gifts.

As with past events, The 2017 Porter Flea Summer Market kicks off with a ticketed Friday Preview Market (6 to 9 p.m.), offering early, intimate shopping access, ahead of Saturday’s Main Market, which is free and open to the public (from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

Although the market’s format will be familiar to longtime Porter Flea fans, this summer’s event comes with a renewed sense of purpose and a sharper focus on supporting local makers.

Late last year, Porter Flea co-organizer and longtime contributor Melinda Vance passed away after a brief and sudden illness.  Melinda was instrumental to the event’s success from the beginning, providing planning wisdom and support and on-the-ground dedication and strength, spurred by an admiration of and devotion to the artists and artisans that make up the Porter Flea community. Her personal and professional contributions are irreplaceable, but her loving, giving spirit will always be at the core of Porter Flea, and this year’s Summer Market is held in her honor. Details on specific efforts to honor Melinda’s contributions will be coming soon, including a new initiative called Makers for Melinda that's now in its early planning stages.   

We hope you’ll join us in June to celebrate a champion of Middle Tennessee’s creative community, and to gather with more than 140 gifted local and regional vendors. Sign up for the Porter Flea newsletter to stay up to date on the latest market news, or visit facebook.com/porterflea or @porterflea on Twitter/Instagram.

The Sunday Market
May
14
11:00 am11:00

The Sunday Market

  • The "Shed," The Factory at Franklin

On Sunday, Apr. 9 and May 14th from 11:00AM – 5:00PM, The Sunday Market will come to the Shed at Southeast side of The Factory at Franklin. It will feature handmade goods designed by local artisans as well as high-quality vintage finds.  Market admission is free, but guests are encouraged to learn about and support the community-focused non-profit highlighted each time. This month, Nashville-based Go Be Love International will showcase its domestic and international mission work.
In addition to over 40 handpicked vendors, there will also be local musicians and food trucks.  We've partnered with many of The Factory at Franklin Restaurants and they will come outside and join us. Parnassus on Wheels and Amelia’s Flower Truck roving stores will be onsite to round out the market’s offerings.

Good Makers Market
May
7
11:00 am11:00

Good Makers Market

  • Nashville Entrepreneur Center

The Nashville Entrepreneur Center and Nashville's Social Enterprise Alliance chapter have partnered to present Good Makers Market in an effort to support local entrepreneurs with a focus on social innovation. Our mission together is to promote these social purpose businesses to our community and in doing so, make an impact on causes around the world.

This unique Nashville marketplace ensures that guests have the opportunity to make a difference in the world with every purchase made, creating a city of conscious consumers. Local social purpose businesses set up their goods in a marketplace alongside local food trucks, exhibitions, and live music. 

Sevier Park Fest
May
6
10:00 am10:00

Sevier Park Fest

  • Sevier Park

Free event open to the public in Sevier Park and along 12th South Avenue. The purpose of the Sevier Park Street Fest is to bring together the Belmont/Hillsboro and 12South neighborhood communities in partnership to promote the local talent and businesses.

Money raised is used to enhance and support Sevier Park’s planned renewal and any future improvements that increases the park’s community use and appeal through The Friends of Sevier Park.

For more information on the Friends of Sevier Park please visit www.friendsofsevierpark.org.

The Sevier Park Fest and Friends of Sevier Park are committed to ensuring the festival does not impact landfills.  

Nash Spring Bash
Apr
30
11:00 am11:00

Nash Spring Bash

  • Centennial Park

Project 615's 3rd annual Nash Spring Bash is a Food Truck & Local Vendor Meet Up. It's FREE to the public where you can enjoy live music, your favorite food trucks and over 50 local business vendors. Our friends at Lightning 100 will be broadcasting live!

Project 615 is a philanthropic t-shirt & apparel company based in Nashville dedicated to helping the homeless in our community.

Whole Planet Foundation Craft Fair
Mar
26
11:00 am11:00

Whole Planet Foundation Craft Fair

  • Whole Foods Market McEwen

Join us for an exciting event to benefit Whole Planet Foundation. This event will include serveral local artisans and team members selling their wares to raise donation for Whole Planet Foundation. Bring the kids for face painting, henna art and balloon pop with a chance to win exciting prizes. Live music provided by the "Whole Tones" playing Latin Jazz!

This fun filled day will all be to benefit Whole Planet Foundation. Think Globally, Act Locally!

For more information please visit: wholeplanetfoudnation.org

iFundWomen Nashville
Mar
24
4:00 pm16:00

iFundWomen Nashville

  • Entrepreneur Center

iFundWomen Nashville, the first regional crowdfunding platform for women-led businesses, and the Office of Mayor Megan Barry will host a live crowdfunding marketplace to drive funding to local women-led startups who are raising money on iFundWomen.

Come ready to shop and support your local #FemaleEconomy!

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet Mayor Megan Barry, iFundWomen CEO Karen Cahn and the minds behind some of the best and brightest startups in Nashville. Live music, tasty local food, and refreshments will be served!

 

Summer Solstice Party
Jun
18
4:00 pm16:00

Summer Solstice Party

  • 107 S. 11th St. Nashville, TN 37206

Join us for a pop-up featuring the best local makers, designers, and vintage curators. Celebrate the beginning of Summer while you support local Nashville businesses. June 18th from 4-8 in Five Points, East Nashville next to Bongo East.

Sevier Park Fest
May
7
10:00 am10:00

Sevier Park Fest

  • 12th Avenue South Nashville, TN United States

Saturday May 7 10-6: Music, Vendors, Bike race, Food trucks in Sevier Park and along 12th South Ave, Nashville. 

From www.sevierparkfest.com: The purpose of the Sevier Park Street Fest is to bring together the Belmont/Hillsboro and 12South neighborhood communities in partnership to promote the local talent and businesses.

Money raised will be used to enhance and support Sevier Park's panned renewal and any future improvements that increases the park's community use and appeal through The Friends of Sevier Park.

For more information on the Friends of Sevier Park please visit www.friendsofsevierpark.org.

Project 615's Nash Spring Bash
Apr
17
11:00 am11:00

Project 615's Nash Spring Bash

  • Centennial Park Bandshell

Project 615's annual Nash Spring Bash is a Food Truck & Local Vendor Meet Up. It's FREE to the public where you can enjoy live music, your favorite food trucks and over 30 local business vendors. Our friends at Lightning 100 will be broadcasting live!

Project 615 is a philanthropic t-shirt & apparel company based in Nashville dedicated to helping the homeless in our community.

Hey, SPRING Backyard Pop-Up
Apr
10
12:00 pm12:00

Hey, SPRING Backyard Pop-Up

  • 3730 Baxter Avenue Nashville, TN, 37216 United States

Join us for a backyard pop-up shop and hang out with local makers, artisans, + vintage curators including:

Novel Creature, Olivia Frankenstein, June Park, Ellis & Co. Fine Jewelry, Whiskey Stains, Nashville Dry Goods, Kate Pulley, Luvmuffins, Lainey Fallgater, Ink & Honey, Refurnish Upholstery, Punk Rock Photography, Spirit Warrior