Learn More About the Center

Parks and Recreation Director

Sheryl Ely
sely@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-4311

Lakeshore Park
5930 Lyons View Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919

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HISTORY OF THE CENTER

Knoxville Arts & Fine Crafts Center has been a valuable addition to the Knoxville Parks & Recreation Department's programs for over thirty years. The program has grown to serve thousands of Knoxvillians and citizens in surrounding counties.

Visual Art classes have been offered since the early 1970s when the center began in South Knoxville at the New Prospect Craft Center. Following the 1982 World's Fair, the Craft Center moved into a 4,000 square foot facility in the Candy Factory and was renamed the Knoxville Arts & Fine Crafts Center (KAFCC). KAFCC then moved to the current location at 1127 N. Broadway, Suite B in 2006.


EQUIPMENT AND CLASSES

The center is conveniently located 1.5 miles off I-40 in a building renovated and designed specifically for our needs. The center features a performing arts studio with beautiful hardwood floors, mirrors, and ballet barre. This studio is also used as a gallery space where we exhibit and promote local art. We have a general studio with space to teach exciting classes like Watercolor, painting, drawing and much more. Our state-of-the-art clay space has thirteen electric wheels, 4 kilns, clay extruder, slab roller and hand-building areas for students to work and create. KAFCC also offers outreach and special events for community groups and various badge workshops for the Scouts. Regardless of age or skill level there truly is something for everyone!


REGISTER FOR CLASSES

For more information on specific classes and to register online, please click here or call 865-523-1401 and we will send you a copy of our current schedule.


DIRECTIONS TO THE CENTER

From East Knoxville: Take I-40 Westbound to exit #389 (Hall of Fame Drive). Turn left onto Hall of Fame Drive. At the first light, turn right onto Gill Ave. At the street's end turn right onto N Broadway. The Craft Center will be 1/8 of a mile on the left.

From West Knoxville: Take I-40 Eastbound to exit #389 (Hall of Fame Drive). Turn right onto Hall of Fame Drive. At the first light, turn right onto Gill Ave. At the street's end turn right onto N Broadway. The Craft Center will be 1/8 of a mile on the left.


RIDE A KAT BUS TO THE CENTER

KAT Bus Ride the KAT Bus to the Arts & Fine Crafts Center by taking Route 22 to Broadway at Wells Avenue.