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Craft your perfect weekend: Hendersonville Arts Festival by the lake

The inaugural event at Sanders Ferry Park runs Saturday, May 11 through Sunday, May 12 with demonstrations, artisans, community booths, and more.

An aerial view of a parking lot and a couple of buildings that are situated on the lake and surrounded by greenery.

And did we already mention the event’s by the lake? Make a whole day of family-friendly fun on the water. | Photo by Rick Murray

We’re painting the picture of what your upcoming weekend could look like. From Saturday, May 11 (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) through Sunday, May 12 (11 a.m.-5 p.m.), the City of Hendersonville will host its inaugural Hendersonville Arts Festival at Sanders Ferry Park.

The free community gathering will bring 75+ artisans from Middle Tennessee and beyond to showcase paintings, photography, fine jewelry, ceramics, glass, and other works. Bonus: You can also expect demonstrations from Nashville Drum Art and The Longest Thread.

For the kids

The Creative Zone featuring chalk art and hands-on activities with organizations like the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum (design your own musical instrument) and Nashville Children’s Theatre (create your own fish “Finding Nemo"-inspired craft) is open until 3 p.m. both days.

  • Come hungry, here’s who’s serving up festival fare.
  • Art has a range of mediums, bookmark the entertainment schedule to hear from area musicians.
  • Know before you go: Here’s a map showing you where to park (that’s free, too) and find festival highlights.