Appalachian Center for Craft
Directions to the Craft Center
The Appalachian Center for Craft is located on more than 500 wooded acres overlooking Center Hill Lake in scenic Middle Tennessee. The facility was built in 1979 and has more than 87,000 square feet of spacious studios, gallery, exhibition spaces, offices, library, cafe, student housing, meeting and audio/visual rooms.
We are located off Highway 56 between Silver Point and Smithville on the northeast side of Hurricane Bridge, 6 miles south of Interstate 40.
From Interstate 40, take exit 273, turn south on Highway 56, travel 6 miles, cross Hurricane Bridge, turn immediately left onto Craft Center Drive, travel approximately 1 1/4 miles UP the road, and park in the main lot on the right.
The administration/gallery/cafe building is open to the public. Other buildings are studios and classrooms for our Tennessee Tech students and are open by appointment/tour only.