Appalachian Center for Craft
The Appalachian Center for Craft, a satellite campus of Tennessee Tech University, is an 87,000 square foot facility on a wooded, 500+ acre peninsula overlooking Center Hill Lake near Smithville, Tennessee. The Craft Center is part of TTU’s Music & Art Department and offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees and non-degree Craft Certificate programs in clay, fibers, glass, metals and wood. The site is home to the William Stacey Memorial Trail System which consists of four hiking trails ranging from easy to difficult. There is printed material available at the site.
Activities/Amenities: In addition to the hiking trails and beautiful setting of this site, the Center offers craft workshops for all skill levels in blacksmithing, clay, fibers, glass, metals and wood. Additionally, you can relax and shop in the gallery, one of the premier retailers of fine craft in the Southeast, representing work byCraftCenter artists and more than 100+ regional craft artists. There are also 20+ contemporary and traditional fine craft exhibitions in the three exhibition galleries, and the center hosts two special events annually, the Celebration of Craft (first Saturday in April) and the Holiday Festival (Friday-Sunday after Thanksgiving).
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1560 Craft Center Drive
Smithville, TN 37166
Phone: (931) 372-3051
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