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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You asked, we answered! We have had many class requests this year, so we will be trying out some brand new options for this fall. We are pleased to introduce new, ongoing classes for children and adults where you can try out new techniques, bring friends together for a fun activity out, or just treat your-self with a creative break. This fall, whatever the day, whatever the month, you are not far from an art class to enrich your week!

Here at the Craft Center, we are welcoming several new instructors, and we can’t wait to introduce you.

Karen Brown will be sharing her expertise in wire working and wire wrapped jewelry, Shelley Mangold will guide you into the world of Citrasolv & mixed media artwork. John Allen will help you dive deep-er into your art practice with instruction in direct observation and imaginative drawing, and Jacquie Wolff will show you ways to preserve your own or a loved one’s face in her plaster art mask class!

Hope to see you,


1127B Broadway Ave.
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 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 Broadway. The Craft Center will be 1/8 of a mile on the left.


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. - 1:00 p.m.

Elise Murphy, Director
Lori Slone Laubach, Assistant Director
Cara Valentine, Office Manager
John Allen, Drawing
Melody Allen, Leatherworking
Susan Arbital, Food Prep, Mosaics & Glass
Diann Bishop, Underpainting, Color Theory
Karen Brown, Jewelry
Kelly Coffey, Youth Art
Betty Fortenberry, Acrylics & Oils
Anna Gundlach, Clay Sculpture
Jennie Harriman, Youth Art & Woodwork
Susie Holt, Watercolor & Drawing
Sandy Larson, Dance & Yoga
Shelly Mangold, Citrart, Mixed Media
Cathy Maples, Pottery, Up-cycled Furniture
Nancy Roberson, Fiber Art & Basketry
Michael Robison, Pottery
Jacquie Wolff, Mask Making


Exhibit PhotoWe have some very special events to share with you in the upcoming seasons. 

Exhibiting painter Lela Buis will be with us for an Artist's Reception on Friday, August 19th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

This December, we will also return to a favorite tradition from years past!  We invite you to our Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 3rd from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m..  Come view the display of student artwork from Betty Fortenberry's acrylic painting class, see work by our talented teaching artists, shop for gifts, enter to win prizes, share refreshments, and more!


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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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.