Vanderbilt hosts wearable art, jewelry expo this weekend - WKRN News 2

Vanderbilt hosts wearable art, jewelry expo this weekend

Posted: Updated: May 23, 2013 10:07 PM

An expo of jewelry, clothing and accessories handcrafted by more than 60 artists hits the Vanderbilt campus this weekend.

It's called Art2wear and will feature about a dozen artists from Middle Tennessee.

Many artists said they're seeing a resurgence in an interest in all things hand-made and that buyers want to meet the designers who are making their clothing or jewelry.

Buyers want to know the story behind each piece, and the Art2wear expo is where they can do just that.

"It's so different. So many things are made out of the country, brought into the country, mass produced, in department stores, and people just don't want that. They want the handmade, American made by the local artist," said jewelry designer Nancie Roark.

"I want a lot of people to come appreciate the artist and what they can do, and imagine, and how skillfully they can execute it," said Greg Belz, the director of Art2wear.

The expo will be held at Vanderbilt University's Commodore Ballroom

For information on times and tickets, visit Art2wear's event page.

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