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John C. Campbell Folk School

Growing up in Cherokee County, Jan Davidson had always heard of the John C. Campbell Folk School. He recalls his first pilgrimage to the Brasstown campus as a first-grader on a field trip. more

Jun 1, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Celebrate the season—and the creativity of Southern Appalachia—at one or more of these markets, fairs, and arts communities. more

Dec 1, 2016 12:00 AM Departments

Blacksmithing

John C. Campbell Folk School Photo

The “School of Appalachia” isn’t a single place. It’s an open invitation to retreat into the mountains to think, to learn, to collaborate, and to create. more

Aug 1, 2015 12:00 AM Features

Passing it on

Rebecca Tatum photo

The Smokies are home to a myriad of artists and craftsmen, many of whom opened their studios after having been trained at local institutions, which just so happen to be among the prestigious and accessible arts and craft schools in the world. more

Feb 1, 2013 12:00 AM Features