Monday, February 28, 2011

Craft Center Says To "Save The Date"

Officials with the Appalachian Center for Craft are telling Cookeville area residents to "save the date" of April 2nd for their annual Celebration of Craft.  The 13th annual event will be held on Saturday, April 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Craft Center overlooking Center Hill Lake. Admission is free, and organizers say this popular event includes a wide variety of activities for all ages.  Visitors can explore the studios and experience narrated craft demonstrations by the students, faculty, and volunteers. You can also watch as the artists display their skills in glass blowing, woodturning, furniture making, blacksmithing, and working with clay. A new addition to this year's celebration will be mini workshops. For a small fee, adults and kids 12 and older can sign up to spend time wheel throwing clay, making a copper bracelet, creating a glass bead, or tie-dying fabric. Participants can take their piece home that day. The Appalachian Center for Craft is  located approximately six miles from Interstate 40 at Exit 273. Go south on Hwy. 56 and turn left immediately after crossing Hurricane Bridge. This drive leads to the Craft Center. For more information, contact Beth Smith at 372-3051