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Appalachian Center for Craft

1560 Craft Center Dr, Smithville, TN 37166-7352
+1 615-597-6801
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Gift shop within a school

Beautiful mountain lookout setting that also teaches artisan classes as part of it's association... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2016
Mary D
Smithville, Tennessee, United States
Come for the exhibits, stay for the gift shop

During a visit to Smithville, we visited the Appalachian Center for Craft. Wide variety of handmade... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2016
Elgin, Illinois
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1560 Craft Center Dr, Smithville, TN 37166-7352
+1 615-597-6801
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Reviewed 16 November 2016

Beautiful mountain lookout setting that also teaches artisan classes as part of it's association with a local college. Also serves lunch during peak season. The gift shop carries crafts from its current & former students. So if you want a unique gift for someone this...More

Thank Mary D
Reviewed 27 June 2016

During a visit to Smithville, we visited the Appalachian Center for Craft. Wide variety of handmade crafts, some are stunning to look at. Not everything is for sale but enough for everyone to find something.

Thank chucknotcharles
Reviewed 17 February 2016

I have been to a few weekend classes, and they are very informative. Have all the equipment you need and talented instructors. Love their outdoor events! So well organized. And the gift shop is the best! So many crafts and art, and reasonably prices. A...More

Thank tongar
Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

I've visited many times, and always make a point of taking in the adjacent gallery that exhibits student works. Evidently, the instructors are really inspirational because the student works are very polished and have unique points of view. In the gift shop, I have purchased...More

Thank TampaFoodies2
Reviewed 21 September 2015

A wonderful place much better than expected. The items were wonderful, my wife bought a pair of earrings and a scarf.

Thank Craig M
Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

We were up in the area for a wedding over a weekend so we decided to visit. I was impressed with the extensive array of local crafts. Some of which were made by local students of the TN technical college focused on fine arts. The...More

Thank BethMiller
Reviewed 21 June 2015

Another teacher and I took 7 high school students for a very intensive week at TTU's satellite campus at the Appalachian Center for Craft. Some of us took glass and fiber workshops, others took wood and clay. (They also have a metal studio.) The studios...More

3  Thank helenmary7766
Reviewed 14 February 2015

The center is a place that is visited from all over the country. On special weekends and events, they have affordable classes so you can check out the craft just to see if you like it. if you get there during the week, they have...More

1  Thank tonga69
Reviewed 4 November 2014

I could spend a lot of time here. Always love there Christmas Open house, and the displays in the galleries

Thank 939Babs
Reviewed 3 September 2014

It's on the satellite campus of TN Tech. where artists are there in residence. The gallery is always changing and has local art including glass blowing, pottery to woodworking. We usually buy Christmas and birthday gifts here. The items are high quality and reasonable.

1  Thank Respiteseeker9
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25 September 2017|
Response from Nancy B | Reviewed this property |
Give them a call and ask. The staff member we met was very friendly and helpful.
30 August 2016|
Response from chucknotcharles | Reviewed this property |
Their hours are posted on the website: tntech.edu/craftcenter/gallery/
7 February 2015|
Response from chucknotcharles | Reviewed this property |
The retail gift shop is open Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5