Summer is prime time for celebrating the outdoor beauty, talent and tastes of Loudon County, Tennessee, and one popular event takes place in early June. Lenoir City Park hosts the 59th Annual Lenoir City Arts & Crafts Festival, Saturday and Sunday, June 4-5. This waterfront event features nearly 200 artists and crafters from throughout the Southeast and beyond. Items range from ceramics and glassware to metal work and jewelry, to baskets and much more. Food vendors add to the enjoyment with tasty treats for all. The festival is located at Lenoir City Park, which is located near the historic downtown of Lenoir City, a short distance from historic downtown Loudon, Maryville and Knoxville, TN.
The Festival was started by the Lenoir City GFWC Suburbia Women’s Club in the summer of 1962 as a community fundraiser. What began as an event where artists displayed works on clotheslines, the Lenoir City Arts and Crafts Festival has grown to feature masterpieces from woodcrafters and jewelers, as well as pieces by fine artists working in various media including oils, water color, acrylics, pastels, charcoal, pen and ink. All profits go back into the community to help various organizations and programs in Loudon County, including the Boy Scouts, the Lions Club and a local sports team, to name a few. The club has also provided scholarships to local graduates to help further their education.
For the most up-to-date hours and information, please contact 59th Annual Lenoir City Arts & Crafts Festival directly.