Special Events

Upcoming 2022 Events

Free Little Art Gallery Opening Reception:

Join us on Saturday, September 10, 2022 from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM to celebrate the opening of our FREE Little Art Gallery (FLAG) with refreshments, local small art swap, and a kid-friendly art activity! In addition to viewing and adding to the FLAG, members of the community are encouraged to bring 1-3 pieces of artwork to participate in an art exchange/swap. 

Located in the “Craft Cottage” on the front steps of the AACC, the FLAG supports the community by providing a creative outlet for kids and/or adults to interact with local art. Participants are encouraged to take or leave a piece of art – or both!  FLAGs are similar in structure to Little Free Libraries and have been popping-up across the United States and Canada for several years, gaining more traction after Seattle-based artist Stacy Milrany created a FLAG for her neighborhood.

Artist Jury: 

Are you an artist or a crafter? Consider going through the jury process to sell your craft at the Appalachian Arts Craft Center! Artists can apply for one craft per jury session. If artists have multiple crafts ie; ceramics and woodworking they must apply for either ceramics or painting per jury session. The jury process is conducted three times a year. To apply in 2022, artists must bring 3 samples of their best work for the category they are jurying for, the $25 nonrefundable application fee, and the completed entry forms by the close of business on February 2, June 1, and September 28.

For more information, download the Jurying into the Appalachian Arts Craft Center  and review the Standards Category Requirements for your particular craft or call the Appalachian Arts Craft Center at 865-494-9854, or email us at info@appalachianarts.net 

Already a selling member or volunteer of the Appalachian Arts Craft Center? Please review the 2022 Handbook

Spring & Fall Porch Sale: March 4-March 18 & October 14-28

The Porch Sale is a great time to purchase handmade, one-of-a-kind arts and craft pieces, at a discount! The Porch Sale provides our local artisans the opportunity to replenish their artwork for the remainder for the upcoming year. Typically shoppers will find discounted Appalachian notecards, greeting cards, photography prints, ceramics, weaving, woodworking and more!

Plant & Garden Art Sale: May 7 – May 21

Celebrate Spring with us! The Plant & Garden Art Sale feature a variety of donated plants; perennials, annuals, and native varieties with proceeds directly benefiting the Appalachian Arts Craft Center. In addition to plants we also feature beautiful handmade garden art for sale; garden markers, garden décor, nature photography and more!