The Appalachian Center for Craft's 2017 summer workshop season is nearing its end.
Soon the ACC will welcome back its BFA students and the academic semester will begin!
Eclipse Fest | August 21
On August 21, 2017, Cookeville and Tennessee Tech University will be in the direct path of a total solar eclipse! Join the community and visitors from all over the United States to celebrate Eclipse Fest.

During this once in a lifetime event, the Appalachian Center for Craft will be on-site at Tucker Stadium, to offer a family friendly activity to create eclipse inspired prints. Our booth will provide wood blocks, screens, inks, and skilled artists to guide in the creation of small printed pieces to take home as a memento of the day.
Bowlathon | September 16
The annual Bowlathon is coming up on Saturday, September 16, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CT). During Bowlathon, volunteers wheel-throw or hand build bowls, which will be donated to Putnam County’s Habitat for Humanity to be sold at the organization’s annual Cooking on the Square fundraiser in the fall.
Volunteers with clay experience, using either wheel throwing or hand building techniques, will create bowls. Beginners
can wedge clay or can help weigh balls of clay to be used that day.

The 2017 Cooking on the Square will be held on Friday, Oct. 27 around the courthouse in Cookeville, TN. and is scheduled from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

For more information, call Vince Pitelka at (931)372-6884 or email questions to:

Bacchanal | October 22
Support Scholarships and Programs for
the Artists, Designers and Art Educators
of the Future - Attend the 22nd Annual Bacchanal!

Bid on stunning art and fine craft, feast on
the gourmet cocktail buffet and sample an
extensive selection of wine and beer. 
Take home a commemorative wine glass
or pilsner and enjoy live music and

complimentary valet parking.

For information regarding Bacchanal, contact Gail Gentry at 931-372-6883 or

Lexie Moore, a rising BFA senior in Wood has been guiding groups of 11 – 17 yr olds at the Beam Camp in New Hampshire. Below are images of a kinetic structure, a project they built in the last three weeks.
Jenine Shereos , Fibers Artist in Resident, will be leaving the Appalachian Center for Craft this August. The ACC wishes her all the best in her next pursuits!

The ACC is thrilled to welcome Michelle Lan, a new incoming Artist in Resident in the fiber studio (pictured is a detail of Lan's work "Uncommon Nonsense").

At the request of TTU Facilities, Metals Professor Dan Randall and Metals Artist in Resident Corin Herzog, based at the Appalachian Center for Craft’s Smithville campus, used their collective fine craft expertise and invested significant time and effort to restore a brass clock that was original to the construction of TTU’s Jere Whitson Building in 1947.


The fully restored was recently installed, and will be on display for the re-opening of the Jere Whitson Building on TTU’s main campus.
Fall and spring workshops are designed to give complete beginners, advanced beginners, or those who want to brush up their skills access to hands-on experiences in blacksmithing, clay, fibers, glass, metals and wood.

Most one-day workshops meet 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturdays except as noted in workshop descriptions.

Dates and descriptions available here.


Summer 2018 workshop registration is now open!

Complete details, workshop descriptions, and registration available here.


NOTE: Anyone who registers before April 1, 2018, receives a 20% early bird discount.

Artist of the Month | Brad Schwieger
The Gallery's Artist of the Month for August is Brad Schwieger, a workshop instructor in the Craft Center's Summer workshop programs.

During the month of August receive 15% off all ceramic work.

The Appalachian Center for Craft Gallery is open Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from Noon to p.m. (CT).
Cafe Opens Aug. 21
The Bluewater Grille on the Hill reopens, Monday, August 21st.

The Grille is also available to do catering. For reservations or questions, contact the Grille at (615)215-0315.

Aug. 2 – Sept. 18 | Meghan Borland | Front Gallery

May 15 – Aug. 7 | Summer Workshop Instructor Showcase | Gallery One

August 9 – Sept. 25 | Lauren Kalman | Gallery One

May 19 – August 18 | Summer Bachelor of Fine Arts Student Showcase | North Windows Gallery

July 24 – Sept. 4 | Kimberly Riner | Gallery Two

The Appalachian Center for Craft invites proposals for its 2018-2019 exhibition schedule.

Solo, group, and curated exhibitions of work by American artists will be considered. Exhibitions at the ACC focus primarily on contemporary craft and proposals are open to all media except digital and performance artists.

The deadline for applications is October 2, 2017 at 12 p.m. (CT). Apply here.