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Appalachian Center for Craft

Bacchanal 2015

Spankies Restaurant in Cookeville

20th Anniversary bacchanal

Sunday, October 18, 2015 | 1pm - 5pm


The Tennessee Tech University Department of Art and the Appalachian Center for Craft invite you to attend Bacchanal 2015. Proceeds from Bacchanal support scholarships and university programming in art and fine craft. Bacchanal scholarships are awarded to deserving students in TTU's Bachelor of Fine Arts degree programs. BFA degree concentrations include Art Education, Clay, Digital Media, Fibers, Glass, Metals, Painting and Wood.


For the first time, Bacchanal patrons will also be able to purchase handcrafted beer glasses. The
unique, handcrafted glasses were created at the Pretentious Beer Glass Company (PBGC) by four graduates of Tennessee Tech's Craft Center. Headed by Matthew Cummings the PBGC includes Thoryn Ziemba, Sam Meketon and Everette Hirche. The four hand craft a line of specialty beer and beverage glasses in their hot shop. Also home to a brewery, the Pretentious Beer Glass Company is located in Knoxville, Tennessee. Offered at a special promotional price of $25 available ONLY to Bacchanal donors and attendees, patrons may pre-order the glasses with their Bacchanal reservations. A limited number of glasses are available so order early. Glasses will be packaged and available for pick up at the Bacchanal check-in table.

Join for the 20th Annual Bacchanal!

  • Bid on stunning art and fine craft donated by regional and nationally renown artists during the live auction. The live auction begins at 2:30pm.
  • Feast on the stunning, gourmet cocktail buffet and sample an extensive selection of wine and beer.
  • Take home a commemorative wine glass or pilsner.
  • Enjoy live music and complimentary valet parking.

We are thankful for our artist donors, generous underwriters, sponsors, friends, and supporters for their contributions to the Bacchanal.

Due to IRS guidelines, reservations purchased for Bacchanal 2015 are not tax deductible.
For information regarding donations, contact Gail Gentry at 931.372.3051 or