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Handmade & Bound Nashville

It is a festival and marketplace celebrating independent publications and printed matter, featuring artists’ books, zines, and mini-comics. This is an event for publishers and artists (as well as zine distros) to come together to sell and/or trade their handmade and affordable publications and creations.

Handmade & Bound Nashville 2014 will be held on Saturday, OCTOBER 4, 2014 at Watkins College of Art, Design, and Film (2298 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.) in Nashville, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

In addition to the  events on the day of the festival, H&BN2014  is sponsoring the Poetry & Prints opening Friday, October 3, 5-7 p.m. in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery on the Watkins campus.

Watkins College of Art, Design, & Film

Is four-year baccalaureate college offering a studio-based curriculum for its Bachelor of Fine Arts degree programs in Film, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Interior Design and Photography, its Bachelor of Arts in Art, and its Certificate in Film. The faculty and staff are committed to a learning-centered environment that challenges students to engage the mind, train the eye and cultivate talent and skill into an active realization of creative potential.

Established in 1885 as a community-based learning institution, Watkins became a baccalaureate college in 1997, and it continues to shape and positively influence the cultural horizon and economy of our community through art, design and film instruction in an academic setting, as well as through the Community Education program for youth, teens and adults.  Watkins is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and by National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film receives funding from the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission and the Tennessee Arts Commission.


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