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1127B Broadway Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37917
Phone: 865-523-1401
Fax: 865-523-1615

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 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 Broadway. The Craft Center will be 1/8 of a mile on the left.

Monday 9:00-8:00
Tuesday 9:00-8:00
Wednesday 8:30-4:00
Thursday 9:00-8:00
Friday 9:00-4:00
(Call to confirm Friday hours,
which may vary due to staff meetings
and outreach programming).
Saturday 9:00-1:00


We are pleased to welcome the artwork of local painter Sue Messer to the walls of our performing arts studio gallery. Sue's gorgeous oil and watercolor paintings reflect the beauty of our own East Tennessee area and the Great Smoky Mountains.

Prints and cards are also available at the Craft Center if you'd like to warm the walls of your own home with these beautiful images. This exhibit is on display now and continues through June 30.


The Knoxville Arts and Fine Crafts Center welcomes Irish Dance to our class schedule.  This style of dancing combines intricate footwork with graceful and flowing movement.  Irish dance has become a world wide phenomenon thanks to the largely successful show, Riverdance. The Knoxville Irish Step Dancers offers a beginner dance class for ages 6 - adults to enjoy.  They also offer a family discount to get the whole family involved!  Whether the participant’s goals include competition, performance, or fitness, K.I.S.D. will help students obtain their goals while falling in love with Irish Dance.  Instructors Caroline Wintel-Mcleod and Mary Kate Lepard have over twenty years of dance experience to share.  The first class is FREE, so call and register today! 

Back by popular demand are Susan Arbital’s food preparation workshops. Tantalize your taste buds in these educational, entertaining and delicious classes. Enjoy learning how to make both sweet and savory French Crepes, Calissons and delicious pastries. 

Throughout our newsletter can be found an offering of fun, educational and recreational classes to choose from. Whether it’s a date night, weekend workshop or a long commitment to improve a certain skill level, we have something for everyone. 

Hope to see you!
Cathy Maples, Director

Cathy Maples, Director



Cathy Maples, Director
Elise Murphy, Art Specialist
Cara Valentine, Office Manager
Jackie Mirzadeh, Pottery
Anna Gundlach, Sculpture
Susie Holt, Watercolor & Drawing
Betty Fortenberry, Acrylics & Oils
L’Jon Papillon, Stained Glass
Susan Arbital, Food Preparation
Nancy Roberson, Fiber & Basketry
Caroline McLeod, Irish Dance
Mary Kate Lepard, Irish Dance
Clay Thurston, Photography
Leslie Wagner, Fitness & French
Leslie Wagoner, Pre-Ballet
Julie Haden, Reading Enrichment
Cathryn Chipley, Belly Dancing
Sandy Larson, Dance/Fitness

Call the Knoxville Arts and Fine Crafts Center
at 865-523-1401. Registration may be made
by phone or in person at the craft center. Payments are due at the time of registration or within five working days if registering by phone. Please note that no student's space will be held without full payment of all class fees. Cash or checks are accepted, no credit cards please.

Knoxville Arts and Fine Crafts Center pottery class

We reserve the right to cancel any class with insufficient enrollment. Fees are 100% refundable if the class is canceled by Knoxville Arts and Fine Crafts Center, or if a student drops a course ten days prior to the class beginning. No refunds are given after that time.

Call us to schedule your next unique birthday party. We will provide the decorations, balloons, personalized birthday banner and craft of your choice. You bring the refreshments and we do the rest. Call several weeks in advance to schedule.

Knoxville Arts and Fine Crafts Cener art parties

Scout leaders call us to schedule your badge workshop. We provide everything your students will need to obtain their next badge. Sit back relax and enjoy watching your troop as we educate in a fun way at the craft center.

Birthday parties, small groups, going away parties, church or office get togethers are always more fun at the craft center. Following breakfast or dinner, stop by for a private class. We feature classes in sculpture with clay, tile making, adult jewelry workshops and more! We plan the class around your schedule, allowing for a unique time with special friends. Call early to book your private party.

Dance and Fitness Parties
For a fun and uniquely different party join us at the craft center. We offer one-hour private parties in ballet, jazz, creative movement, belly dancing, yoga, or our new “body grooves” dance classes. Gentle yoga is also available complete with aromatherapy candles and soothing sounds. Call several weeks in advanced to book your group function or party.

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