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ARROWMONT: 75 YEARS OF CRAFT EDUCATION – 1959

In 2020, Arrowmont celebrates 75 years as a school of arts and crafts. ARROWMONT: 75 YEARS OF CRAFT EDUCATION presents archival images and articles to recognize this milestone. Add your memories to the collection  – click here to send us your pictures and stories!


1959

In 1959, after fifteen years of growing popularity of the Summer Craft Workshop program, the long-awaited renovation of the Red Barn into a dormitory was completed.

The new Red Barn converted from a gymnasium and traditional barn to house students for the Summer Craft Workshops in 1959

“To meet the demands of this new, popular, and fast growing project whose fame and value extend not only the boundaries of our own country but to many foreign lands and also to government craft circles, to meet the Workshop needs, the newest and possibly most fascinating and unusual of all its building projects will be completed for use in the Workshop this summer, the remodeling of the red barn – to become The Red Barn.”

 

 

The “Owls Nest” – a lounge on the second floor of the Red Barn. Many groups, such as Pi Phi Active Chapters, relaxed in this lounge on weekend retreats in the Red Barn.


1959 Summer Craft Workshop catalog – back

1959 Summer Craft Workshop catalog – front

ART WORKSTENNESSEE ARTS COMMISIONTENNESSEE FOR THE ARTSTennessee Specialty License PlatesEAST TENNESSEE FOUNDATIONWindgate Foundation

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