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Address: 1560 Craft Center Dr, Smithville, TN 37166-7352
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Hidden Gem worth the time to check out for folk art

We take motorcycle trips out that direction and try and stop by periodically to see what is new. Wonderful local artisans and unique things to see and buy. Worth the effort to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 December 2016
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Carthage, Tennessee
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Carthage, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We take motorcycle trips out that direction and try and stop by periodically to see what is new. Wonderful local artisans and unique things to see and buy. Worth the effort to go there if you're in the area.

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Smithville, Tennessee, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 is the place to start looking.

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Elgin, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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.

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Smithville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 grat place to visit or take a course.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 several pieces of pottery, wall hangings, wrought iron hooks, photographic prints; there's lots to choose... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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 center included both a gallery as well as a retail shop. If you are interested... More 

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Gallatin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 were fantastic, the cabins were very nice, and they fed us so much great food... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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 a beautiful gift shop, featuring local artist and students. The Red Bud Cafe is also... More 

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Smithville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2014

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

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