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!
Highlights from the 1979 summer program include over 50 courses offered in a variety of media, including new materials and process including blacksmithing, woodworking, paper making, stained glass and leather.
A concert series was introduced each week on Wednesday evenings in the auditorium, and a volleyball court was added in the fields behind Teachers Cottage. The staff extended an open challenge for classes in different media to play in volleyball tournaments throughout the summer.
Craft demonstrations were offered on the Arrowmont Mall in Gatlinburg, engaging visitors and the local community in ceramics, textile printing, weaving and watercolor painting.
Arrowmont received recognition from a number of national publications and magazines. School Arts magazine published an article entitled “The Arrowmont Experience” in their June issue: