Arrowmont Update

After much deliberation, the Arrowmont Board and Executive Team have made the difficult decision to cancel the remaining 2020 National Workshops scheduled this season, including the Utilitarian Clay VIII Symposium.

This means the campus will remain closed and all on-campus events and national workshops are cancelled through the end of the year. This was a difficult decision, but the health and well-being of our community—faculty, staff, students, artists, and visitors—is our most important consideration, and we believe that this is the right course of action at this time. Community Classes are scheduled for local residents this fall, with updated safety best-practices and capacities in compliance with all federal and local health and safety guidelines.

We recognize that cancelling an entire season of programming is a big step, and we hope you understand that our overriding concern in doing so is your health and safety. We are still available to assist you, and should you need to contact any Arrowmont staff member, direct contact information is available on the website at or you may call 865-436-5860. Please be assured that we care about each of you and are still here to serve you.

So how will we at Arrowmont be spending the remainder of the year? Because we are a year-round operation, with workshops, events and classes normally scheduled throughout the entire calendar, we have always had difficulty scheduling the necessary time for larger renovations, updates and maintenance projects. We are spending the remainder of the year working through all these projects and return next season with a campus and facilities that are safer, more comfortable and more inspiring than ever before.

We will continue to update you here on our website, social media and via e-blast. We ask your support and patience as we find our way through this ever-changing situation. We are here for you and welcome your thoughts and ideas.
Please stay in touch and let us know how you are doing. Thank you for your support… and most importantly, stay safe.

Visit Arrowmont

The public is welcome year-round to visit the campus and view artwork by local, national and international artists in the School’s five galleries, which offer a full schedule of changing exhibitions, attend evening presentations, and visit the Artists-in-Residence studios. The Marian Heard Library and Resource Center includes print and electronic materials for research, and displays work from the School’s permanent collection. The Artist Outfitters Store offers tools and supplies for students on campus and artists in the community, as well as offering for sale selected artwork from past Artists-in-Residence.

You can learn more about all the exciting opportunities to visit our campus and immerse yourself in our culture by visiting the links to the left of this page.


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