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The Center for Craft identifies and convenes craft makers, curators and researchers, matching them with resources, tools, and networks to advance their careers. Read more


The festival features a line-up of musicians, storytellers, artists, and more – many nationally recognized - to entertain audiences and share Appalachian traditions. Read more


These 12 Crafters for Christmas represent “time-honored traditions and a legacy of handcraft” native to the people of the southern Appalachians, as celebrated through their membership in the Southern Highland Craft Guild. Read more

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Made In The Smokies

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Whether toiling in tucked-away mountain workshops or bustling tourist studios, the region’s best artisans carry on traditions that have been passed down through the generations—oftentimes in their own families. Read more