Arts & Fine Crafts Center

Parks and Recreation Director

Sheryl Ely
(865) 215-4311

Lakeshore Park
5930 Lyons View Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919

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Knoxville Arts & Fine Crafts Center has been a valuable addition to the Knoxville Parks & Recreation Department's programs for over thirty years. The program has grown to serve thousands of Knoxvillians and surrounding counties.  The visual arts classes have been ongoing since the early 1970s when the center began in South Knoxville at the New Prospect Craft Center. Following the 1982 World's Fair, the Craft Center moved into a 4,000 square foot facility in the Candy Factory and was renamed the Knoxville Arts & Fine Crafts Center (KAFCC). The KAFCC then moved to the current location on North Broadway in 2006.

The center is now conveniently located 1.5 miles off I-40 in a beautifully renovated building designed specifically for arts and crafts. The center features a performing arts studio with beautiful hardwood floors, mirrors, and ballet barre. This studio is also used as the gallery to display and promote local artists and their work. A general studio is located in the center of the facility and is used for most of the visual arts classes, such as: stained glass, jewelry, sculpture, painting, drawing, and more. Our pottery studio is located in the rear of the facility next to our kiln room. This state-of-the-art clay space has thirteen electric wheels, 4 kilns, clay extruder, slab roller, and hand-building areas for students to work and create. The KAFCC also offers outreach and special events for community groups and various badge workshops for the Scouts. Regardless of age or skill level there truly is something for everyone!

For more information on specific classes and to register online, please click here or call 865-523-1401 and we'll send you a copy of our current schedule.

1127 N. Broadway, Suite B
Knoxville, TN 37917
Phone: 865-523-1401
Fax: 865-523-1615

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From East Knoxville: Take I-40 Westbound to exit #389 (Hall of Fame Drive). Turn left onto Hall of Fame Drive. At the first light, turn right onto Gill Ave. At the street's end turn right onto N Broadway. The Craft Center will be 1/8 of a mile on the left.

From West Knoxville: Take I-40 Eastbound to exit #389 (Hall of Fame Drive). Turn right onto Hall of Fame Drive. At the first light, turn right onto Gill Ave. At the street's end turn right onto N Broadway. The Craft Center will be 1/8 of a mile on the left.

Ride the KAT Bus to the Arts & Crafts Center:  Take Route 22 to Broadway at Wells Avenue.


Monday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Alexandra Gellis, Arts Specialist
Jenny Chin, Art Assistant


Melody Allen, Leatherworking
Diann Bishop, Underpainting
Karen Brown, Jewelry
Jamie Chard, Yoga
Jenny Chin,
Betty Fortenberry, Acrylics & Oils
Anne Freels, Soapmaking
Annamaria Gundlach, Sculpture
Susie Holt, Watercolor & Drawing
Amanda Humphreys, Pottery
Hyoung Yon Kim, Sewing
Sandy Larson, Ballet & Belly Dance
Ashton Ludden, Printmaking & Lettering
Shelley Mangold, Mixed Media
Cathy Maples, Pottery
Alaba Mitchum, African Dance
Peter Rose, Advanced Pottery
Tina Rosling, Pottery
Deborah Rule, Drawing & Watercolor


Blanket Fort Studios & Kate Made Goods

Blanket Fort Kate Made Goods

Deborah Rule
Deborah Rule


Registration may be made in person at the center, by phone, or online.  Call the KAFCC at 865-523-1401 or click "Register Now" below.  Payments are due at the time of registration or within five working days if registering by phone.  Please note that no student's space will be held without full payment.  Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted.  Due to the popularity of classes, we will no longer prorate sessions.  If you miss a class, you will not be compensated.
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PotteryWe reserve the right to cancel any class with insufficient enrollment.  Fees are 100% refundable if the class is canceled by Knoxville Arts and Fine Crafts Center, or if a student drops a course one week days prior to the class beginning. No refunds are given after that time.


Whether it's a birthday party or special occasion (graduation, retirement, or a work outing), the Craft Center invites you to join us for a one-of-a-kind celebration for all ages.  We offer personalized art activities based on your interests.  We have plenty of successful ideas to use for inspiration as we plan your fun, hassle-free event!  We provide the art instruction and materials for the activity of your choice.  We decorate, set up activity, clean up, and make sure the event is truly special for you and your friends to enjoy.  Events are $75/hour (2 hour minimum) plus $8.00 per person for materials.  Please call several weeks in advance to reserve a time.


Scout leaders call us to schedule your badge workshop. We provide everything your students will need to obtain their next badge. Sit back relax and enjoy watching your troop as we educate in a fun way at the craft center.


Birthday parties, small groups, going away parties, church or office get-togethers are always more fun at the craft center. Following breakfast or dinner, stop by for a private class. We feature classes in sculpture with clay, tile making, adult jewelry workshops and more! We plan the class around your schedule, allowing for a unique time with special friends. Call early to book your private party.


For a fun and uniquely different party join us at the craft center. We offer one-hour private parties in ballet, jazz,creative movement, belly dancing, yoga, or our new “body grooves” dance classes. Gentle yoga is also available complete with aroma therapy candles and soothing sounds. Call several weeks in advance to book your group function or party.


Looking for a meaningful gift?  Give your loved one an art experience at the KAFCC with a gift certificate for an art class!  We have classes ranging from all subjects-pottery, drawing, painting, sculpture, yoga, dance, and more!  Call to register, pick your desired amount, and we'll send you a certificate via email or you can pick it up in person.