- How many exhibitions do you have in a year?
There are 20-25 new exhibitions every year at the Craft Center.
- Who exhibits work in the Craft Center’s Exhibition Program?
The Exhibition Program at the Craft Center features the work of nationally and internationally recognized craft artists. Also, Bachelor of Fine Arts degree students have their thesis exhibitions in our galleries.
- How many exhibition galleries does the Craft Center have?
Three. Gallery One is 700 sq.ft.; Gallery Two is 1,440 sq.ft.; and the North Windows Gallery is 406 sq.ft.
- Do you produce a calendar of exhibitions?
Yes. We print an annual calendar (January-December). The calendar is also available on our website. Click http://www.tntech.edu/craftcenter/exh.html.
- What are the exhibition hours?
Exhibitions are open 7 days a week from 9am-5pm (central).
- When are you open and closed?
Easter Sunday, 2-3 days at the end of June, Thanksgiving Day, and Dec. 24th – Jan. 2nd.
- Are you accessible to people with disabilities?
The Craft Center has parking, ramps and an elevator for accessibility to The Gallery and Exhibitions.
- May I tour the studios when I visit the exhibitions?
Tours are available for groups, but must be scheduled in advance in order to notify our faculty and studios. The studios are not open to the public on an “individual walk in” basis. The Craft Center is a school, with studio classrooms, and we do not want to interrupt our students at work. However, during the annual Celebration of Craft the studios are open and include narrated craft demonstrations among many other event offerings on that day. Also, during the Holiday Festival, some studios are open, hosting demonstrations.
- How do I get to the Craft Center?
From I-40: Take Exit 273 (Smithville/McMinnville); follow Hwy 56 South to the Craft Center. We are approximately 6 miles from the exit; turn left immediately after crossing Hurricane Bridge at the Craft Center sign. Follow this scenic drive to the parking lot and facility.
From Hwy 70: From the intersection of Hwy 70 and Hwy 56 in Smithville; turn left onto Hwy 56 and travel approximately 6 miles. Turn right before crossing the Hurricane Bridge. Follow the drive to the parking lot and facility.
From Hwy 111: Exit Hwy 111 (near Sparta) onto Hwy 70 and travel west to Smithville. At the intersection of Hwy 70 and Hwy 56 turn right onto Hwy 56 and travel approximately 6 miles. Turn right before crossing the Hurricane Bridge. Follow the drive to the parking lot and facility.