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Arts & Crafts
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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 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

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
Upper Cumberland Arts Alliance - The Granville Arts and Cultural Center....
Upper Cumberland Arts AllianceThe alliance, a non-profit organization located in Middle Tennessee, was founded in 1989 and was last revitalized in 2005. The organization nurtures, celebrates, and assists
individual artists and other art organizations in the Upper Cumberland region of Tennessee.

The main goal of UCAA is to encourage, promote, and facilitate all art forms in the region, to include: crafts, music, sculpture, painting, drawing, theatre, creative writing, dance, film, photography, computer design, and the environmental arts.

Artist members of the Upper Cumberland Arts Alliance live and work in Cannon, Clay, Cumberland, DeKalb, Fentress, Jackson, Macon, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Smith, Van Buren, Warren, and White.

UCAA coordinates activities in selected counties, such as quarterly art gatherings that will encourage participation of everyone in the Upper Cumberland.

The Granville Arts and Cultural Center, upstairs in the Sutton’s General Store, offers a great selection of creations by member artists of the Upper Cumberland Arts Alliance.

P.O. Box 417
Byrdstown, TN 38549
Phone: 931-265-0338
Website: www.uppercumberlandartsalliance.com
E-mail: www.UpperCumberlandArtAlliance@yahoo.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.

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