Appalachian Arts Craft Center

Promoting the Appalachian artist through education and sales!

May 20, 2015
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Saturday, June 13, 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. 

The kaleidoscope has been delighting viewers since its invention by David Brewster, a Scottish physicist, back in 1816. For the past 20 years Bob Grimac has been helping students of all ages discover the magic found in the “thousand flower tube,” as the Chinese call these timeless toys. Smiling students will leave this workshop with a sturdy, 12 -inch tube, filled with real glass, real mirrors, and lots of colors, inside and out! Joy, jubilation, and success guaranteed! Bob Grimac has made kaleidoscopes with students all over East Tennessee as well as France, Canada, and Chile.  The class is open to students age 10 to adult and will be a good parent or grandparent/child activity. Students should bring a lunch. Registration deadline June 5.

$26 for members, $31 for non-members which includes all materials. Some scholarships are available, please call 865-494-9854 for more information. Beginning.

May 19, 2015
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Arts Festival

Community Arts Festival fundraiser on Sunday, May 31 (rain date June 7) from 3:00 – 6:00 pm. Admission is free to the public and there will be live music by local musicians, book signing by local author Kathy Fearing, children’s crafts, and an art show highlighting artwork by students from area schools. Bring the family for barbeque, pizza, nachos, and a day of demonstrations, cake walks, entertainment, and our silent auction. Handmade crafts by regional artists will available for purchase. All proceeds will be used to support the Center’s mission to promote the Appalachian artist through education and sales. Join the fun, take a tour of the Center, and learn the many ways the Center promotes arts in our community. For additional information, call 865-494-9854 or visit.

May 18, 2015
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Kids’ Craft Camp


It’s time to register your favorite kids for the AACC Kids’ Craft Camp. This is always a very popular week and will fill up fast, so get signed up soon. Check out our Classes page to see more details about classes.

June 22 -26, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. with Sheri Burns and her assistant Kat Havercamp. Take a grand adventure through art in the Appalachian Arts Craft Center’s week long art camp for kids ages 7 to 12! Traditional crafts such as basket-making, weaving and hand sewing will be presented, as well as bookmaking, painting, and other crafty endeavors. Students should bring a lunch, and be prepared to get messy. Please register early to save your spot in the camp. $95 per child (members); $105 for nonmembers. Some scholarships may be available. Call for more information. Registration deadline: June 17. Check if after deadline to see if space remains.

Also, don’t forget the pottery class for kids is in July. It’s not too early to sign up.

April 25, 2015
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Plant Sale!

Appalachian Arts Craft Center will be holding its annual Plant Sale starting Saturday, May 2 from 10 am to 6 pm. There is always a good selection of decorative and edible plants. The sale will continue for about two weeks, Monday – Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm, and Sunday 1 to 5 pm or as long as plants remain. For more information, call 865-494-9854