Arts & Fine Crafts Center

Parks and Recreation Director

Joe Walsh
(865) 215-4311

Lakeshore Park
5930 Lyons View Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919

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Spring is here, and we are excited to share it with you!  We have an abundance of classes for you to choose from.  Join us for a favorite such as pottery, painting, or ballet, or try something new like sculpture, jewelry, or African dance!  We have a packed summer camp schedule, so be sure to check those offering out too!

We have some new faces around!  Please welcome new Director, Lori Sloan Laubach, our new art specialist, Alexandra Gellis, and our new assistant, Jenny Chin!

This season we have some very special events to share with you.  On exhibit in April is Dino Liddick.  In May, Nashville based artist Carson Whittaker will share her whimsical illustrations and paintings.  In June and July, U.T. graduate student Lindsey Orrin will have her recent printmaking work on display.  Check out our website and Facebook page for more updates on events and scheduling!

Hope to see you!



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


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. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Call to confirm Friday hours,which may vary due to staff meetings and outreach programming).
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Lori Sloan Laubach, Director
Alexandra Gellis, Arts Specialist
Jenny Chin, Art Assistant


Melody Allen, Leatherworking
Susan Arbital, Mosaics & Stained Glass
Diann Bishop, Underpainting
Karen Brown, Jewelry
Kelly Coffey, Papier-Mache
Betty Fortenberry, Acrylics & Oil Painting
Annamaria Gundlach, Clay Sculpture
York Havercamp, Advanced/Intermediate Pottery
Susie Holt, Watercolor
Amanda Humphreys, Beginner/Intermediate Pottery
Hyoung Yon Kim, Sewing
Sandy Larson, Ballet & Belly Dance
Cathy Maples, Pottery
Alaba Mitchum, African Dance
Evelyn Reed, Children's Art
Kari Sanders, Hip-Hop Dance
Julia Stark, Theater


Dino Liddick ExhibitExhibiting through the end of April:  Dino Liddick

We hope you will stop by the Arts & Crafts Center this month to view Dino's unique work



Carson Whittaker
Artist Reception - Friday, May 5th - 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

June - July
Lindsey Orrin
Artist Reception - Friday, June 2nd - 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Online registration is now available. Please note that no student's space will be held without full payment of all class fees.
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Summer Newsletter [PDF]


We 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 ten days prior to the class beginning. No refunds are given after that time.


Call us to schedule your next unique birthday party. We will provide the decorations, balloons, personalized birthday banner and craft of your choice. You bring the refreshments and we do the rest. Call several weeks in advance to schedule.


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 advanced to book your group function or party.