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Appalachian Center for Arts & Craft - Offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees and non-degree Craft Certificate programs...
Appalachian Center For Craft Clay RoomThe Appalachian Center for Craft, a satellite campus of TTU, is an 87,000 sq. ft. facility located on more than 500 wooded acres overlooking scenic Center Hill Lake near Smithville.

The Center is part of Tennessee Technical University’s Music & Art Department and offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees and non-degree Craft Certificate programs in clay, givers, glass, metals & wood. For detailed information on workshops and exhibitions check out our web site.

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1560 Craft Center Drive
Smithville, TN 37166
Phone: (615) 597-6801
Website: www.tntech.edu/craftcenter/
E-Mail: craftcenter@tntech.edu
The Art Guild at Fairfield Glade - the Art Guild fulfill its goals in the community to "Teach, Learn, Inspire"
The Gallery at Appalachian Center For Craft As a not-for-profit organization the Art Guild relies heavily on support from many sources. The member-volunteers keep the Art Guild functioning in its day-to-day operations by volunteering their time. Other sources of support help the Art Guild fulfill its goals in the community to "Teach, Learn, Inspire".


451 Lakeview Drive
Fairfield Glade, TN 38558
Phone: (931) 707-7249
Website: artguildfairfieldglade.net
The Crossville Depot - Browse our display of fine artwork and crafts by local artisans and our re-furbished caboose museum.
The Gallery at Appalachian Center For Craft Visit the Historic Crossville Train Depot in downtown Crossville, Tennessee. Browse our display of fine artwork and crafts by local artisans and our re-furbished caboose museum. You'll also enjoy the gift shop with local treats and souvenirs of your visit to Crossville and Cumberland County. The Depot is also available to rent for your special event or meeting.

Built in 1900, the Crossville Depot replaced a boxcar that was used temporarily until the building was complete. Medal of Honor winner Sergeant Alvin C. York departed and returned from the Crossville Depot during World War I, and later, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt came through for a visit to the Cumberland Homesteads "New Deal" project. The Depot was featured in a famous scene from the movie Sergeant York.

The railroad stopped running and tracks were removed in Cumberland County in the early 1980s, and in 1996 the Depot was renovated as a community project by the Rotary Clubs of Cumberland County. Currently, the Depot is a gift and meeting facility.


14 North Main St.
Crossville, TN 38555
Phone: (931) 456-2586
Website: thecrossvilledepot.com
E-Mail: thecrossvilledepot@gmail.com
The Gallery & Exhibitions at the Appalachian Center for Craft - One of the finest retailers of contemporary American fine craft in the Southeast....
The Gallery at Appalachian Center For CraftThe Gallery at TTU’s Appalachian Center for Craft is one of the finest retailers of contemporary American fine craft in the Southeast. We represent the work of 100+ artists whose work ranges from the contemporary to the traditional.

Find world-class, handmade functional and sculptural fine craft including hand-blown glass, ceramics, jewelry, furniture, decorative metals and ironwork, quilts, textiles and weaving, clocks, lamps, candles, wood carvings and turned bowls, and books and craft supplies.

Join us the weekend after Thanksgiving (Friday-Sunday) for the Annual Holiday Festival. The three-day event features one-of-a-kind gifts, handmade ornaments, special exhibitions, demonstrations, music and more. Relax and shop in the rich elegance of the Craft Center’s Gallery – don’t miss this holiday tradition in the Cumberland of Tennessee!

The Appalachian Center for Craft hosts up to 20 exhibitions annually in its three exhibition galleries.

The exhibitions range from the works of regional, national, and international contemporary craft artists, to faculty, artists in residence, and student Bachelor of Fine Arts degree thesis exhibitions.

The center features functional and sculptural works of traditional and contemporary fine
craft and mixed media. Artists featured in the Appalachian Center for Craft’s exhibition
program are selected through a professional jury process.

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1560 Craft Center Drive
Smithville, TN 37166
Phone: (615) 597-6801
Website: www.tntech.edu/craftcenter/
E-Mail: craftcenter@tntech.edu
Blue Heron Studio - Retreat, teaching techniques in textile arts, fine art, china painting, antique doll reproduction, and high fire clay art....
Blue Heron StudiosAt the Blue Heron Studio you will find a varied selection of unique gifts and home decor for every style and taste as well as information on classes and seminars that we conduct here at our gorgeous Retreat. Our artist made products are perfect for gift giving and our concierge gift service is available to customize and personalize your gift.

Sign up for one of our fabulous artist seminars. Come stay with us and learn techniques in textile arts, fine art, china painting, antique doll reproduction, and high fire clay art. Our classes are taught by world renowned, as well as talented local artisans who will share their knowledge and experience while you complete a project you can take home and keep as a family heirloom or gift to some one extra special.

The Blue Heron Studio also is a great resource to find many artist supplies for doll making, china painting, quilting blocks and sewing trims.

576 Carl Dixon Lane
Gainesboro, TN 38562
Phone: 931-678-4555
Website: www.theblueheronstudio.com
E-Mail: blueheron05@twlakes.net
Cookeville County Art Prowl - Art Prowl is a tour of studios, galleries....
Art ProwlArt Prowl is a tour of studios, galleries and other spaces in Westside and Cookeville's Historical and Cultural district. It is the main activity of Arts Round Tennessee.

It is a three day event and dates will be published in Events/Festival page. It's a great chance to meet local artists, see there their workshops and watch demonstrations. Enjoy Cookeville's eateries and watering holes. Come and visit the Cookeville Children's Museum Studios and galleries in downtown Cookeville. See the website for art news, special dates and information on participating artists.

Art Prowl c/Marilee Hall
P.O. Box 1424
Cookeville, TN 38503
Website: www.artprowl.com
E-Mail: marileehall@charter.net
Historic Rugby Craft Workshops - Historic Rugby sponsors craft workshops throughout the year....
Rugby CommissaryHistoric Rugby sponsors craft workshops throughout the year to assist in the preservation of the rich cultural heritage of the craft expertise of the past. Workshops feature traditional basket weaving working with many different mediums from bark to Kudzu, quilting, painting, learn to play the dulcimer or other traditional instruments of a time past, nature and flower walks with professionals who can identify every species encountered and gardening with herbs and heirloom plants that have been in the area for centuries.

Our many returning students say that lasting friendships have been made over the last 25 years during these very interactive activities geared to both beginning and advanced
participants.

Historic Rugby
5517 Rugby Hwy
Rugby, TN 37733
Phone: 423-628-2441
Toll Free: 888-214-3400
Website: www.historicrugby.org
E-mail: info@historicrugby.org
Off the Beaten Path Studio Tour - Every fall, on the last full weekend in October....
Rugby CommissaryEvery fall, on the last full weekend in October, when the color is breathtaking and there is a certain crispness to the air, the artist of Off the Beaten Path Studio in DeKalb and Cannon Counties of Middle Tennessee open their studios for a free three day open studio event. The tour has grown to include 14 stops with 31 participating artist. Artist are demonstrating their craft mediums and offering handcrafted shopping opportunities at every stop on the tour

Website: offthebeatenpathtour.com/
Upper Cumberland Quilt Trail - The Quilt Trail is a work in progress in each of the fourteen Upper Cumberland counties....
Quilt TrailThe Upper Cumberland Quilt Trail highlights the quilt treasures of the region with a mission of “Preserving the art and heritage of quilting and related arts and honoring all those in the past and present who have been and are involved in this art form”.

The Quilt Trail is a work in progress in each of the fourteen Upper Cumberland counties, with about 40 paintings available at this time. See the beautiful and historic barns, owned by local farm families that have quilt patters painted on 8’ x 8’ wood squares. The blocks are replicas of treasured family quilts made by local women. In painting their favorite patterns on barns, we are honoring our local quilters, well known for their skills of using every piece of scrap fabric to create a beautiful work of art that is also a useful item in the home.

For your convenience, there will be signs to guide you from barn to barn, and at each
site, you will find information about the quilt pattern, the quilter, the artist, and the barn/farm. Take some extra time to visit the local fabric shops, country stores, antiques shops, galleries, and historical places. Stop, and have dinner at the many quaint “eateries” and enjoy some local flavor.

Maps and directions are available at the Chambers and Quilt Stores in the region.

UCQT c/o HYL RC&D
c/o TTU School of Agriculture
Box 5034, Room 126
Cookeville, TN 38505
Phone 931.372.6047
Website: www.uppercumberlandquilttrail.com
E-mail: ucquilttrail@gmail.com