Arrowmont Update from Jim Scarsella
Although some businesses are beginning to reopen, due to the nature of our programming, which involves large groups of people living, eating and working together in close quarters; we don’t believe we have the ability to resume operations in a manner that would ensure a safe environment for our guests and staff.
So 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.
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.