At Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts you will find artwork every where you look. There are three dedicated exhibition spaces as well as small displays in the halls and studios and artwork on view throughout the grounds. The galleries and grounds are open to the public all year long and host works from our instructor artists, artists-in-residence, pieces from our permanent collection, national and international artists and craftspeople. Please view our exhibition schedule and join us for one of our opening receptions or stop by during the week for some quiet reflection in the galleries.
The Sandra J. Blain Galleries offer a year-round schedule of changing national and regional exhibitions that complement and support workshops, conferences and programs. Serving as an educational resource, the exhibitions enable students and visitors to learn about various media, techniques and ways artists express ideas through their work. Many works are for sale with proceeds supporting individual artists and the mission of the School.
The Geoffrey A. Wolpert Gallery is a foyer gallery focused on exhibiting solo and small group exhibitions by emerging and established contemporary craft artists. The space provides the Arrowmont resident artists with four months of exhibition time during their residency, in the form of an introductory exhibit and a mid-residency exhibit. This gallery also features a solo exhibition for the annual winner of the Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage Artist of the Year competition, which takes place in April in conjunction with the Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage at Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
The Jerry Drown Wood Studio Gallery displays revolving wood exhibitions from the permanent collection, much of which was donated as a bequest from Jerry Drown, a long-time supporter of the School. Exhibitions include turned and constructed wood objects and wood sculpture, historically representative of the evolution of woodturning – from functional forms to artistic objects.
The Galleries are open to the public Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm; Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Weekend hours may vary over winter months – please call 865-436-5860 for up-to-date hours