Visitor Guide

Spend the day...Gallery-wide 

The Gallery
Shop in one of the premier fine craft galleries in the Southeast. The Gallery features original, hand-made items by 100+ regional artists. Shop online at:














Exhibitions of Fine CraftGallery_1
Experience up to 20 cutting-edge exhibitions annually featuring a variety of fine craft and mixed media work by regional, national and international artists showcased in our three exhibition galleries.

Call for Exhibition Entries: We are currently accepting applications for the 2012-2013 exhibitions. For more information about applying to exhibit your work at the Craft Center, please click here.





Hiking Trails
Stroll along the Overlook Road Walk or challenge yourself on our other trails while you enjoy the 500-acre peninsula overlooking Center Hill Lake. Trail maps are available in the lobby.

Redbud Café
Enjoy delicious dining options in the new Redbud Cafe! Try a delectable entree, gourmet sandwiches, homemade soups, sophisticated salads, and fresh-baked sweets. Please call ahead for seasonal hours, 615.597.6964.Cafe_4










Group Tours
Tours* of the Craft Center are available for groups of up to 25 with advanced reservations. Because we are a school with studio classrooms, the studios are not open to the public on a “walk in” basis due
to academic classes and workshop schedules.
*Prospective students interested the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and/or non-degree Craft
Certificate program, please call 615.597.6801 or 931.372.3051, to arrange your tour.

Take a Hands-on Craft Workshop
Craft beginners, “do-it-yourselfers,” and professional artists work in expertly equipped studios while enjoying a creative and fulfilling learning experience. We offer hands-on craft workshops in
blacksmithing, clay, fibers, glass, metals and wood. Choose from a variety of class options; advanced reservations required.

Enjoy Seasonal Special Events
Kick off spring with the ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF CRAFT in April. Experience craft demonstrations, live music, hands-on craft projects for kids, fine craft sale, silent auction, gallery discounts, and more;
admission is free. Call or visit our website for event date and details.

Ring in the season with the ANNUAL HOLIDAY FESTIVAL the weekend following Thanksgiving Day (Fri.-Sun., 9am-5pm); admission is free. Featuring showcase exhibitions, craft demonstrations, live music, one-of-a-kind gifts, and handmade ornaments.

Have Your Meeting Here
The Craft Center is the perfect environment for your company’s meeting. Enjoy beautiful surroundings with access to a spacious conference room and an adjacent “break out” room. Catering services
available on-site; call for scheduling information and room use fees.