“Bill May, executive director of Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, has been a businessman and artist. Arrowmont is his passion project.”
Bill May took an extra-ordinary path to becoming a craftsman and leader. “I never was too interested in doing what everybody else was doing anyway,” he says in Nancy Henderson’s feature for The Knoxville Ledger, “Arrowmont’s best friend…again. May’s Mission.” Henderson outlines Bill May’s history, how he became involved with Arrowmont, his recollections of the 2016 wildfires, and his vision for Arrowmont’s future.
Since purchasing the campus in 2014, Bill May, the Arrowmont staff, and Board have worked diligently and collaboratively to build an institution that you can be proud to support. A new scholarship endowment, the Bill May Scholarship for Extra-Ordinary Artists, recognizes and honors Bill May for his 30-plus years of service to Arrowmont, the local community, and the worldwide community of artists.
You might be one of these unique individuals or know someone who is an extra-ordinary artist and can benefit from this scholarship.
Right now, all gifts to the scholarship are tripled through a matching challenge grant. For more information, visit arrowmont.org/support/moving-mountains. No gift is too small – every gift, regardless of size – is valuable. Donate today!
BILL MAY SCHOLARSHIP FOR EXTRAORDINARY ARTISTS
To discuss your options and make arrangements for a planned gift, contact Fran Day, director of institutional advancement, at 865.436.5860 or firstname.lastname@example.org.