Off the Woven Path

One of the challenges we’ve faced in 2020 is incorporating the “new normal” into our day-to-day lives. At the Appalachian Arts Craft Center (AACC), our unique approach in these challenging times includes creating fun within our community with safe hands-on,...
Create Your Own Art

Create Your Own Art

Why do we cook food? To eat, of course. Why do we build homes? To provide shelter for ourselves and others. So, why do we create art? Mostly for the joy of the experience. Beyond that, creating our own handmade arts and crafts can remind us of the unplugged,...
The Amazing World of Nature Photography

The Amazing World of Nature Photography

Capturing the inspiring images of the earth’s natural wonders is the bailiwick of nature photographers. Whether shooting mesmerizing sunsets, pleasantly rolling landscapes, cunning wild animals or other-worldly botanical forms, nature photographers deliver a...
Birds Could Use Some Extra Fat about Now!

Birds Could Use Some Extra Fat about Now!

You May Be Cutting Back on It in the New Year, But Birds Could Use Some Extra Fat about Now! East Tennessee’s songbirds could use a little help from their human admirers during our short, but often cold, winters. While we may attempt to avoid highly saturated fats,...

In the Woodshop

I create with cedar. It all came about rather accidentally, some might say serendipitously. A few years ago, my wife and I decided to replace our aging deck with a screened porch/deck combination. The company we choose for this work, as it turned out, specializes in...
For the Souls and for the Pocketbooks

For the Souls and for the Pocketbooks

Over the next few weeks we will be sharing stories on the early history of the Center by drawing on stories from long-time members and earlier-written articles by Lee Billips. We hope you enjoy learning about how the Community Craft Co-op evolved into the Appalachian...