Appalachian Arts Craft Center
Tennessee's Appalachian Arts & Crafts Center is a non-profit with a public art gallery and a store where they sell handcrafted arts and crafts. All of their art is handcrafted from local artists and they have a classes year round for children and adults.
Appalachian Arts began at the Community Craft Center in 1970, in the back room of an old grocery store. They were founded by Grace Foster and Sara Shepard Starr, who had been hired by the federally funded Anderson County Community Action Commission to “to enrich the souls and pocketbooks of low-income people in Anderson County” as stated in their original charter.
In addition to the support received from this branch of Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty, they received early assistance from Good Neighbors of Norris, The Tennessee Arts Commission and John Rice Irwin of the Museum of Appalachia. Non-profit 501(c)3 status was obtained, weaving, quilting, and pottery classes began, and a shop was opened.
(Photo and Information Source: http://appalachianarts.net)
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2716 Andersonville Highway
Clinton, TN 37716
Phone: (865) 494-9854
- Museum of Appalachia, 0.4 miles away
- Skunk Ridge Farm Bed & Breakfast, 0.6 miles away
- Lenoir Museum Cultural Complex, 0.7 miles away
- La Sierra Mexican Restaurant, 1.1 miles away
- Hensley Happenings, 1.3 miles away