Appalachian Arts Craft Center

Promoting the Appalachian artist through education and sales!

January 20, 2015
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Hot Chocolate & Cool Crafts

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On Saturday, February 7,  2 – 6 pm, Appalachian Arts Craft Center is holding its annual Hot Chocolate and Cool Crafts event. Come to the Center and enjoy a casual fun afternoon making Valentine’s Day crafts and new friends. Bring your kids, grandchildren, and friends with you too. The cost is only $10 each including craft materials and lots of chocolate!

Deadline to register for Hot Chocolate & Cool Crafts has been extended to Tuesday, February 3.

On Monday, February 16, Bob Grimac will teach Kaleidoscope Magic, 10 am – 2 pm. Kids age 10 and up bring at least one adult with you and enjoy a day of making kaleidoscopes. Cost is $26/$29 each and includes all materials.

For more information on the February Family Events, visit www.appalachianarts.net or call 494-9854.

Upcoming pottery classes at the Appalachian Arts Craft Center: Sets with Anderson Bailey on February 21 & 22 and Handbuilding with Clay with Janet McCracken on March 16, 23 & 30. For more information, visit www.appalachianarts.net or call 494-9854.

March classes at the Appalachian Arts Craft Center: Playing with Fire! on March 7, Stepping Stones on March 14,Handbuilding with Clay on March 16, 23, & 30, Nuno Felted Scarf Workshop on March 21, and Market Basket on March 29. The Nuno Felted Scarf and Market Basket workshops are funded in part by the Tennessee Arts Commission and supported by the Arts and Culture Alliance. For more information on these or any other class, visit www.appalachianarts.net or call 494-9854.

If you are interested in taking a particular class at the Appalachian Arts Craft Center but don’t see it on the current class list, register your contact information and class request by calling the Center at 494-9854 and or by sending an email toappalachianartscenter@gmail.com.

January 19, 2015
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Annual Meeting

Members, we hope you are planning to attend the annual meeting this Sunday, January 25 at 1:00 p.m. at the Center. If you are able to bring a finger food, please do but if you are not able to bring something, be sure to attend anyway. There will be plenty of food! The board will be elected and budget approved. It will also be an opportunity to thank Willa Reister for her two years of service as president and the rest of the board members for their service. Hope to see you there.

January 12, 2015
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Sell Your Art Here

Anyone interested in selling their handmade crafts in the Appalachian Arts Craft Center’s shop in Norris, TN should submit completed forms and three samples of their work to the Center beginning now, and no later than noon on Friday, January 30 for the jurying process. The shop’s current hours are Tuesday -Saturday 10 am to 5 pm. Visit www.appalachianarts.net or the Center for required forms. A nonrefundable $25 jurying fee is required when forms and items are submitted. For additional information, call 865-494-9854.

January 1, 2015
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Winter Hours

Happy New Year!  Hope your holidays were wonderful.  The Center will be keeping “winter hours” during January & February and will be closed on Sunday & Monday.  We will still be opening at 10 AM, but will be closing at 5 PM.  Don’t get cabin fever, come see us.

November 7, 2014
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Kids’ Make It & Take It Booth

Appalachian Arts Craft Center is providing a free Kids’ Make It & Take It Booth for all ages at the Foothills Craft Fine Craft Fair Show on Saturday, Nov 15 from 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday, November 16 from 11 am to 5 pm. Kids of all ages can participate in making crafts during the show. There will be a variety of crafts each day including wooden clothespin dolls, folded paper boxes to decorate, candy boxes or ornaments, cone Christmas trees, straw weaving, paper books, weaving frames, finger knitting, and watercolor bookmarks (on Sunday). The booth is funded in part by the Tennessee Arts Commission.

Support the Tennessee Arts Commission by purchasing a specialty license plate when you renew the plates on your vehicles (more information at the Center),  supporting Tennesseans for the Arts,and by sending letters to your legislators to thank them for supporting the arts and to ask for their continued support.

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September 24, 2014
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October Porch Sale

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The Appalachian Arts Craft Center in Norris will hold its Fall Porch Sale starting Thursday, Oct. 9, and running for about two weeks. The Porch Sale features outdated stock, seconds, student crafts and unjuried work by members of the Craft Center. It’s an excellent time to get great deals. There will also be baked goods for sale.

The Appalachian Arts Craft Center is a nonprofit center that fulfills its mission by promoting traditional artists and crafts in the East Tennessee area for 40 years. The center is located at 2716 Andersonville Highway 61 in Norris, Tenn., one mile east of I-75 north at Exit 122. Currently the center has about 70 crafters who sell in the shop. For more information, call 865-494-9854, or www.appalachianarts.net.

 

September 24, 2014
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October Jury

We are always looking for new members and crafters/artists.  Our next jury will meet on October 6.

To be considered, just bring 3 of your best examples of your work to the shop by noon on Friday, October 3, 2014.  There is a $25 non-refundable jury fee.

For more information please email us at appalachianartscenter@gmail.com

July 21, 2013
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Jurying information

The Appalachian Arts Craft Center in Norris is looking for new members to sell their handmade crafts in the Craft Center shop.

Anyone interested in going through the jurying process should pick up a jurying packet at the center and then bring three samples of their work to the center by Friday, October 3, 2014.  Jurying will take place on October 6.

Each person going through the process must fill out a form and pay a nonrefundable $25 jurying fee.

The Appalachian Arts Craft Center is a nonprofit center that has been promoting traditional artists and crafts in the East Tennessee area for 40 years. The center is located at 2716 Andersonville Highway 61 in Norris, TN, one mile east of I-75 north at Exit 122. For more information, call 865-494-9854.