Vince Pitelka
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Directions to the Appalachian Center for Craft
1560 Craft Center Drive, Smithville TN 37166 - 615/597-6801

The Craft Center is located in central Tennessee approximately 60 miles east of Nashville and 120 miles west of Knoxville, six miles south of I-40.

On I-40, take Exit 273, Smithville/Hwy. 56, and follow Highway 56 south for approximately 6 miles. 

Continue on Highway 56 across the big bridge over Center Hill Lake/Caney Fork River and immediately at the south end of the bridge turn left at the Craft Center sign.  

Proceed for one mile to the Craft Center parking lot and facilities.  In the photo above, the large building next to the volleyball court contains administrative offices, galleries, and the Walkway Cafe.  The building to the left contains fibers studios upstairs and wood studios downstairs.  The building to the right contains studios for clay at near end, metals in the center, and glass at the far end. 

Hours of Operation:

bulletAdministrative office hours are:    8:30am - 4:30pm, Monday-Friday.
bulletGallery and exhibition hours are:   9:00am - 5:00pm, seven days a week.
bulletTo reach the office or gallery, call 615/597-6801.
bulletThe Walkway Cafe is open for breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday, or and by arrangement for special events.
bulletWe are on Central Time Zone.


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