Explore your artistic side at the 15th annual Celebration of Craft at TTU's Appalachian Center for Craft Saturday, April 6. Sponsored by the Friends of the Appalachian Center for Craft of Tennessee (FACCT), the free event will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Craft Center in Smithville.
The daylong celebration includes studio tours and narrated demonstrations in glass blowing, furniture making, fabric weaving, wheel throwing and hand building in clay by Craft Center students, faculty and volunteers.
Visitors may take part in mini workshops, enjoy live music by the Danberry’s and Flea Market Hustlers, take part in a live art auction and eat delicious food in the Redbud café. To support Habitat for Humanity, make a clay bowl to donate to Cookeville’s annual Cooking on the Square.
Guests can shop for world-class, contemporary fine craft in the gallery. Tennessee Tech employees with a valid Eagle Card may take advantage of a special event 20 percent discount. The celebration will also mark the beginning of the Gallery's bi-monthly series, “Eye on Fine Craft.”
See what the Craft Center students have been creating in the studios and purchase fine art and craft directly from the artists by shopping at the students’ Visual Art Society spring sale.
The Appalachian Center for Craft is located approximately six miles from Interstate 40 at Exit 273 (Smithville/McMinnville). From I-40 take Hwy. 56 South; turn left immediately after crossing Hurricane Bridge. This drive leads to the Craft Center.