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 citizens in surrounding counties.  Visual Art classes have been offered 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). 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  building renovated and designed specifically for our needs. The center features a performing arts studio with beautiful hardwood floors, mirrors, and ballet barre. This studio is also used as a gallery space where we exhibit and promote local art. We have a general studio with space to teach exciting classes like Watercolor, painting, drawing and much more. Our 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. 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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Monday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. -8p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. -2 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sunday: Closed


​Kelly Sullivan, ​Arts Specialist, Sr.
​Heather Hartman Folks​, Arts Specialist
Amanda Humphreys, Studio Assistant


Eleanor Aldrich, Drawing
Diann Bishop, Painting,Watercolor
Sherri Burns, Basket making
Sara Riley Douglas, Printmaking & Textiles 
Betty Fortenberry, Acrylics & Oils
Annamaria Gundlach, Sculpture
Jon Hendricks, Kids Classes 
Sandy Larson, Ballet & Belly Dance
Parker Presnell, Clay 
Peter Rose, Clay
Colleen Thornbrough, Kids Classes 


Current Exhibit:
Yitao Pottery, the Work of Hsiu-yi Lai
March 1-March 29, 2019

Orbs by Hsiu-yi Lai POts by Hsiu-yi Lai

Coming Up:
Student work from Instructor Diann Bishop's Classes 
April 5-30, 2019


March 9-15
Sat: 9:30am-12pm
Mon: 2pm-8pm 
Tues: 1:30pm-8pm  
Wed: 5:30pm-8pm  
Thurs: 1pm-5pm 
Fri: 9am-2pm

March 16-22
Sat: 9:30am-12pm
Mon: 2pm-8pm  
Tues: 5pm-8pm  
Wed: 1:30pm-8pm  
Thurs: 9am-12pm
Fri: None*
*Classes in studio

March 23-30

Sat: 9:30am-2pm
Mon: 2pm-5pm  
Tues: 1:30pm-8pm  
Wed: 1:30pm-8pm  
Thurs: 9am-5pm
Fri: 9am-2pm
Sat: 9:30am-12pm
*Classes in studio

  Spring 2019 Catalog [PDF]

  Register for current classes online

The Summer Catalog, Summer Camp Guide and On-line Regsitration will be available on March 29th! 

Take a look at our current catalog to see classes available at KAFCC.

• Spring 2019 Catalog [PDF]


You can register for classes online now, register by phone at 865-523-1401 or register in person at KAFCC. Online registration for all 4, 6 and 8-week classes ends 1 week prior to the class start date. Online registration for all 1 and 2-day classes and workshops will end 2 days prior to the class start date. Call us to see if there is still room in a class to register after the online deadline.

Payment is due at the time of registration and no later than 5 working days prior to the class start date. Please note that no student's spot will be held without full payment. We accept cash, checks and credit cards (Visa, Mastercard and Discover). We cannot prorate sessions. 

Effective September 1, 2018, all registrations and payments that are made less than 5 days prior to class (excluding 1 and 2 day classses) will be subject to a late fee.


All classes must meet minimum enrollment requirements before they begin. We reserve the right to cancel any class with insufficient enrollment. Fees are 100% refundable if the class is cancelled by KAFCC. Students needing to cancel should notify KAFCC as soon as possible. Refunds and credits are given at the discretion of the City of Knoxville.


Party with KAFCC! Planning a Birthday Party or Special Event? Let KAFCC help you with those plans. Whether it is a Birthday party, Girl’s Night Out or Team-Building Retreat we can offer a unique and fun experience. We can tailor the activity to your imagination. No idea what you want to do?  That’s okay- we have plenty of ideas to help inspire you. We provide the Instruction, materials and basic decorations to help you make your celebration or event as hassle-free as possible. Activities usually last 1 ½ hours and pricing is based on the activity. Please call for more information and to reserve your spot. Scheduling is based on availability.


Scout leaders call us to schedule your badge workshop. We provide everything your scouts will need to obtain their next badge. Call for more information. Pricing is based on badge requirements and scheduling is based on availability.


KAFCC is proud to offer Homeschool Art classes! These unique classes focus on a theme from art history or geographic culture and are organizes in 4 week units. The classes provide engaging, educational fun with hands-on projects for two age groups: 5-8 year olds, and 9-14 year olds. Your curious students will be sure to love the entire line-up of classes! For more information about specific unit themes, lessons, and class times, be sure to visit out website for the full schedule, or call for more information.


Looking for a meaningful gift?  Give your loved one an art experience at KAFCC with a gift certificate for an art class!  Gift Certificates are available in any amount and can be applied towards any class offered at KAFCC.


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 & Fine Crafts Center by taking Route 22 to Broadway at Wells Avenue.