Taste of Tanasi
The fundraiser event, “A Little Taste of Tanasi,” was held at the Farmhouse Gallery and Gardens in the Town of Unicoi. The 300 or so people who attended this first Tanasi Center event were treated to authentic Tennessee mountain music, food, art, and crafts. A dinner of traditional mountain food was served, and that was followed by a silent auction where attendees bid on donated pieces of fine mountain arts and crafts. The silent auction was followed by a live auction where more donated wonderful artwork, crafts, and other artifacts from the region were sold to the highest bidders. The evening was punctuated throughout with live Tennessee mountain music. “A Little Taste of Tanasi” accomplished both of its goals: It firmly planted the image of the Tanasi Center in the minds of the many people who attended, and it earned the Tanasi Center a significant financial return.