Arts and crafts school staying in Gatlinburg

Turner Building at Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts. Arrowmont image.

Turner Building at Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts. Arrowmont image.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is staying in Gatlinburg, Tenn., rather than moving to Greeneville.

The school is currently located on the Parkway, Gatlinburg’s main street, on land that it leases for $1 a year from the Pi Beta Phi sorority for women.

The sorority said earlier that it was interested in selling the location to developers.

Earlier this year, the school’s governing board ruled out a move to the Knoxville area.

The school sponsors workshops, exhibitions and other programs, and has received national recognition for its work. It operates a 14-acre residential campus for arts and crafts students who attend one- and two-week workshops.

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Wood Studio at Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts. Arrowmont image.

Wood Studio at Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts. Arrowmont image.


Red Barn at Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts. Arrowmont image.

Red Barn at Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts. Arrowmont image.